Posts Tagged ‘cardiovascular’

Flexible Scoring Post 1

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

There is no doubt that strength and cardiovascular training are beneficial in many ways to the average duffer. They play a major role in helping the average Joe to lose weight, build muscle and get fit.

However, there is another element that is often overlooked since it’s far less glamorous and its benefits aren’t as easily seen – flexibility. For golfers, flexibility is the key to success. After all, we all agree that staying limber can offset age-related stiffness, improve athletic performance and optimize functional movement in daily life. (more…)

Recheck Cholesterol If Your Statin Changes

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Fluvastatin, pravastatin, simvastatin — it’s clear these cholesterol lowering agents are all members of the same class of drugs, not surprisingly termed statins. For various reasons often related to price, managed care plans will sometimes switch you from one statin to another. But statins aren’t interchangeable when it comes to their effect on cholesterol, an issue raised by a research letter in the December 5, 1998, Lancet. (more…)