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FITNESS

What is Fitness? – Definition, Components, Types & Examples – Video & Lesson Transcript

Personalized Fitness Program

In this activity, students will be researching a fitness program that would work on one of the types of fitness explained in the lesson. Students should use credible sources for their research, such as fitness publications, scientific articles, or news outlets. Students should create the program as a written document, but should not necessarily start the program themselves. Anyone starting a new fitness routine should consult with their doctor first.

Example

If a student wants to focus on creating a program to improve cardiorespiratory endurance, they would start by researching this type of fitness. They might find that a person could use cardiovascular exercises, like running, biking, or swimming in combination on different days of the week to achieve this goal. They might create a training program that looks like this:

Goal: To increase cardiorespiratory endurance.

Day 1: Walk/run 1 mile

Day 2: Bike for 30 minutes

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DENTAL

Dental Implants Procedure, Cost, Types, Problems & Safe

What happens before, during, and after dental implant surgery?

During the consult and planning stage, the dental surgeon will visually examine the site in the mouth where a dental implant is being considered as well as look at dental imaging studies (X-rays, panoramic films, and/or CT scans). At this time, the quality and quantity of jawbone is assessed to determine if more bone is needed at the site. Once it has been established that a dental implant can be placed in the desired location, the patient will return for surgical procedures for the dental implant(s). During all surgical procedure appointments, the patient is usually given local anesthetic to numb the surgical area as well as any other sedatives necessary for comfort and anxiety.

The first stage of oral surgery often involves a tooth or teeth extraction. Oftentimes, the site of a dental implant still has an existing damaged tooth

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FITNESS

Four Types of Exercise Can Improve Your Health and Physical Ability

Learn about the four types of exercises and how they can benefit you. For workout videos and examples of how to do some of the exercises listed below, visit NIA’s YouTube channel.

Most people tend to focus on one type of exercise or activity and think they’re doing enough. Research has shown that it’s important to get all four types of exercise: endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Each one has different benefits. Doing one kind also can improve your ability to do the others, and variety helps reduce boredom and risk of injury. No matter your age, you can find activities that meet your fitness level and needs!

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Endurance Exercises for Older Adults

Endurance activities, often referred to as aerobic, increase your breathing and heart rates. These activities help keep you healthy, improve your fitness, and help you perform the tasks you need to do every day.

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TREATMENT

Types, Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, Prevention & Relief



Overview

What is balanitis?

Balanitis is pain and inflammation (swelling and irritation) of the glans (head) of the penis that happens most often in uncircumcised males. Circumcision is a procedure performed to remove skin (the foreskin) from the head of the penis (the glans). Balanitis is typically caused by a yeast infection, however it can be due to a bacterial or viral infection. It’s not contagious.

How common is balanitis?

It’s estimated that up to 10% of males will have balanitis during their lifetime. Balanitis is more likely to occur in uncircumcised men and boys under the age of 4.

What are the types of balanitis?

Balanitis is classified into three types:

  • Balanitis (also called Zoon’s balanitis): This is the main type of balanitis, it usually affects uncircumcised, middle-aged men and causes an inflamed, red penis head.
  • Circinate balanitis: This type of balanitis is a result of reactive
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THERAPY

Different Types of Approaches and How They Work

If you’re thinking of trying therapy, you might’ve already noticed the surprising amount of types available. Though some approaches work best for specific conditions, others can help with a range of issues.

In therapy, you’ll work with a trained mental health professional. What you’ll do in each appointment depends on the preferred methods of your therapist and the issues you’re looking to address.

You can expect to spend some time discussing how challenging situations, emotions, and behaviors affect your life.

This will likely involve working through some negative events or distressing thoughts. It may be difficult in the moment, but the end result is usually a happier, more fulfilling life.

Here’s a look at some common types of therapy and how to choose which one is best for you.

Psychodynamic therapy developed from psychoanalysis, a long-term approach to mental health treatment.

In psychoanalysis, you can expect to talk about anything

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EXERCISE

6 types and what to avoid

The knee is the largest joint in the body. People use it heavily every day as they walk, run, climb, or jump. As a result, it is also very prone to injury and pain. When these occur, a doctor may recommend exercises to help a person strengthen the muscles around the knee.

People of all ages may experience knee pain. According to one article, a type of knee pain called patellofemoral pain syndrome, or runner’s knee, is the most common orthopedic condition in sports medicine. In addition to being common in athletic people, knee pain can also be a problem for people who have arthritis.

While it may be tempting to avoid exercise when knee pain occurs, this is not always the appropriate solution. Certain types of exercise can help alleviate existing knee pain and prevent future pain or injury by providing the knee with extra support.

The Arthritis

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TREATMENT

Types, Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

What Is Bursitis?

Bursitis is inflammation or irritation of a bursa sac. You have these sacs all over your body. They’re filled with fluid that helps ease rubbing and friction between tissues like bone, muscle, tendons, and skin. Bursitis is common around major joints like your shoulder, elbow, hip, or knee.

Bursitis Causes and Risk Factors

Bursitis is common in adults, especially after age 40.

It’s usually caused by repeated pressure on an area or by using a joint too much. High-risk activities include gardening, raking, carpentry, shoveling, painting, scrubbing, tennis, golf, skiing, and throwing. You can also get bursitis by sitting or standing the wrong way for a long time at work or home, or by not stretching enough before you exercise. Sudden injury can sometimes cause bursitis.

As you age, your tendons aren’t able to handle stress as well. They’re less elastic and easier to tear.

If there’s

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TREATMENT

Causes, Types, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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National Institutes of Health.

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Mayo Clinic: “Glaucoma.”

CDC: “Don’t Let Glaucoma Steal Your Sight!”

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American Academy of Ophthalmology.

U.S. Preventive Services Task force: “Screening for

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TREATMENT

Diuretics (Water Pills): Types, Side-Effects, Risks

Commonly known as “water pills,” these drugs help your kidneys get rid of extra water and salt from your body through your pee. Because you have less total fluid in your blood vessels, like a garden hose that’s not turned on all the way, the pressure inside will be lower. This also makes it easier for your heart to pump.

They’re usually the first type of medication that your doctor will try to control your blood pressure.

Drug Names

You’ll often start with a thiazide diuretic:

Others your doctor may prescribe are:

Different diuretics can be taken together, and you can take them with other medications, sometimes in the same pill.

While You’re Taking Diuretics

Let your doctor know what medications (prescription and over-the-counter), supplements, and herbal remedies you use. Also, tell them about other medical problems you have.

They may want to regularly check your blood pressure as well

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EXERCISE

The 3 best types of exercise to lose weight in 2021, according to trainers

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Find out which exercises can help you lose weight.


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If one of your goals is to lose weight in 2021, you should know that not all exercises are created equal. Just like you have to adjust your food and macros to lose weight, you may also need to adjust (or start) your exercise routine to reach your goals.

It’s a given that all forms of exercise help you get your heart rate up, which allows you to burn calories. But after that, things can get confusing. With so many options out there — and many claiming to be the “best program” that guarantees the “best results” — it can be confusing to understand exactly what workout can get you the results you want for the time you invest. 

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