Figures and surveys have shown that high-risk alcohol consumption increased during lockdown periods, while exercise decreased. Now researchers are exploring whether increased physical activity could help reduce alcohol and drug misuse long after social restrictions have lifted.
Swimming, aqua-aerobics, and other water-based exercises are popular for people aged 55 and older to keep fit without putting strain on the joints. Studies show that water-based exercises have many benefits, including improving gait, balance and mobility.
Exercise is scientifically proven to provide relief from chronic low back pain (CLBP), but a new UNSW Sydney systematic review shows researchers are still unsure as to why it's beneficial.
For people who experience back pain with sciatica, meaning their pain radiates into their leg, it may be worthwhile to start physical therapy right away, according to new research reported October 6, 2020, in Annals of Internal Medicine.