Differences in breathing between men and women – Even when the smaller physical size of women is taken into account, their lungs are still smaller than men’s. Women also have narrower airways (breathing tubes), which means it’s harder to move air in and out of the lungs. Because women are unable to ‘heavy breathe’ as well as men in response to strenuous exercise, research has shown that many women may experience a drop in the amount of oxygen in their blood and a corresponding increase in their breathlessness.
Baby Boomer bones and joints are taking a pounding. We’re becoming a nation of bum knees and worn out hips, spawning a boom in operations to fix them. Knee replacement surgeries have doubled in the last decade, and more than tripled in the 45 to 64 age group. I always cringe with I see people… (click on sound bar above to listen)