Wednesday, November 16, 2005

RealAge Tips 11/16/05

Vitamin C Benefits
Get your fill of vitamin C, especially when the temperature starts to dip.

Researchers continue to explore the potential benefits of vitamin C for combating the common cold. A recent study suggests it may be beneficial only in extreme cold. In studies of people under physical stress in very cold weather, vitamin C reduced the incidence of colds by 50 percent and symptom days by 8 percent.

Anti-Arthritis Lifestyle

Get a leg up on achy joints by exercising the pain away.

Resistance training, range of motion exercises, and walking increase quality of life and reduce pain and stiffness in people living with leg and knee osteoarthritis, a recent study reveals. For an exercise program designed especially for your needs, enlist the help of a physical therapist. To help keep you motivated, work out with a buddy.

Overtime Overload

Although logging extra hours at the office may put extra cash in your pockets, it takes a toll on your health.

Research shows that working extra hours may increase the risk of occupational injuries and illnesses, regardless of job type. In a study, people whose occupations required frequent overtime were 61 percent more likely to become injured or sick. Stick to a 40-hour workweek whenever you can.


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