Category: Well in Your 60s+

Conversations for those over 60

Oh My Aching Everything … Women and Weekend Warriors

woman on treadmillSimply-Women-logo Guest Bloggers: Patty Byler, PT, and Minne Henry, PTA, UMass Memorial – Marlborough Hospital

As we age, it takes a little longer to recover from exercise. But that doesn’t mean that as women “of a certain age,” or men for that matter, we should hang up our sneakers. In fact, there’s something to the adage, “use it or lose it!” The truth is being a weekend warrior may even add a few years to your life!

Does Inflammatory Arthritis Worsen in the Winter?

hands around a warm cupCould your aches predict the weather? You may have heard that when it rains or is cold out, arthritis pain worsens. Is this true?

The truth is that little factual evidence exists to support this. In fact, when patients with rheumatoid arthritis were placed into a barometrically-controlled chamber, which simulates the change in air pressure, they didn’t notice a difference in joint pain.