Individuals who take aspirin to thin their blood and ibuprofen for arthritis may be canceling out the aspirin’s benefits, new research suggests. The study found that when patients took ibuprofen before taking aspirin, the aspirin lost 98 percent of its blood-thinning ability. When they took aspirin first, followed by ibuprofen, the aspirin lost 90 percent of its benefits.
Perhaps what is most frustrating about the rising number of people with diabetes, heart disease and obesity is the fact that in many cases exercise and diet can prevent these conditions. And prevention is more cost-effective than treatment, which is why partnerships between fitness facilities and hospitals are growing.
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Consult Your Physician Before Embarking on an Exercise Program. How many times have you seen this disclosure pasted on a piece of exercise equipment or flashed on the television during an infomercial for a new exercise program or ...
Why some reactions to exercise are nothing to sneeze at.
Ever joke about clients who seem to be "allergic" to exercise? Well, it may turn out that some of them really are! Take Jay DeFinis, now aged 41, who learned that the coughing and breathlessness he regularly experienced while jogging didn't indicate poor conditioning, but, in fact, were really asthma a...
Operating Within Yo u r P r o f e s s i o n a l
"Jane Smith" is a 30-year-old female member at your health club. Although she is extremely thin, she exercises for hours at a time. Since becoming a club member, Jane has spent three hours a week with a staff personal trainer, participated in various classes six to seven days a week, used a treadmill for 45 minutes six days a week and li...
This I s Yo u r Body on Drugs
How caffeine, cold pills and other commonly used medicationscan affect the response to exercise.
Roger had a little too much to drink last night, so on his way to the gym, he pops two extrastrength aspirin for his headache and washes them down with a double espresso. Valerie's allergies are acting up, so in the gym parking lot she downs a decongestant with ...
Expert tips on maintaining health and fitness
Preventing Drug Interactions
ombining medications with certain herbs or foods increases the potential for dangerous drug interactions. To help you avoid these interactions, Susan Kundrat, MS, RD, owner of Nutrition on the Move in Champaign, Illinois, provides these guidelines. This material is for general education only; work with a d...