Few people have even heard of her.
But of all the teachers, mentors and inspirational people I’ve been exposed to, Irmgard Bartenieff has had the biggest influence on the way I understand human movement and health.
I’ve been having fun running over the spring and summer. It doesn’t seem to me that I’ve been training that consistently, but I’ve definitely improved my running times and endurance and even shed an unwanted pound or two. So naturally I was interested to read about the latest research on aging and running speed.
The older you get, the slower you run. You don’t need a PhD in biomechanics to figure that out. But why, exactly, do runners slow down with each passing decade? Is it just that an older person’s heart can’t beat as efficiently?
Scientists at East Carolina University have been studying how the biomechanics of running changes as you age. What they found out has important implications for anyone over 60 — whether you’re a runner or not.
My attitude toward nutrition supplements waxes and wanes. Sometimes I take them regularly, and recommend them to my patients. At other times my enthusiasm fades, and I forget to take my supplements and wonder how much benefit they are for my patients.
One question that weighs on my thinking about supplements is: How nutritious is the food that we eat, anyway?
I was planning to join my running group for our usual Thursday evening 3½ mile run. Unfortunately, even at 6:30 pm the thermometer was still above 90 degrees and the humidity in central New Jersey wasn’t letting up either.
On top of all that, I was making my wife nervous as I contemplated running under those conditions.
There are plenty of warnings out there to cut back outdoor activity when it’s hot and humid. If you ignore the signals coming from your body and overdo it, there can be some serious medical consequences.
But are there actual advantages to training in hot and humid weather?
FAQ’s about lumbar decompression with the DRX-9000
Can the DRX-9000 help someone with sciatica?
The DRX-9000 stretches open the space between the vertebrae. This allows a bulging or herniated disc to settle back into place. In fact, research shows that after a series of treatments with the DRX-9000, the intervertebral disc space can increase, and a bulging or herniated disc can be repositioned altogether or reduced in size.
Those who study the history of religion tell me that back in less enlightened times, a lot of religious practices developed as a way to try to control natural forces.
For instance, if your village was nestled at the foot of a volcano, the thing you feared most was an eruption. So to try to placate the volcano, your religious practices might include sacrificing a pig, performing a ritual dance, or taking whatever action was traditionally prescribed for preventing the goddesses of the earth from raining lava down on your village.
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4 types of shin splints and their causes
The great thing about French Rugby teams is that they usually play in stadiums that are municipality owned venues that more often than not have a tartan running track around them.
The club I am currently with in the south of France had their stadium built for the USA Track and Field team in preparation for the Barcelona Olympics. To be running on the same track that Dennis Mitchell, Carl Lewis, Michael Johnson, Gail Devers and Evelyn Ashford ran on is a bit of a buzz.But surprisingly the tartan is also killing my shins.
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To fix your pain problem, you can’t just look at the spot where it hurts – you have to look at the entire integrated movement pattern.
If you have pain or movement limitation of your shoulder, the logical trail leads back to your shoulder blade – the scapula — and the muscles that support it.