For the past few decades, the American life expectancy has been either stagnant or decreasing. While the average life expectancy of an American is 78.6 years across the country, it's higher in some states and lower in others. A study recently published in The Milbank Quarterly multidisciplinary journal shows what US state policies seem to lead to a longer life.
Since COVID-19 has closed gyms across the country, many people are struggling to keep up with their fitness routine or have given up altogether. But just because your patients are stuck inside their homes doesn’t mean they can’t have good workouts. Tomorrow is National Senior Health and Fitness Day, but fitness is important for all age groups throughout the year. It’s well-known that exercise can improve mood and reduce the risk of depression, benefits that everyone could use during the current crisis. Here are some home workout resources for you to share with your patients and perhaps use yourself.