Monthly Archives: May 2011

More On Sedentary Lifestyle Effects

Sit­ting for a liv­ing can have pro­found neg­a­tive con­se­quences for your health. Here are a few strate­gies to help you get mov­ing. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Update on Portion Distortion

Por­tion dis­tor­tion strikes again — sci­en­tists prove that label­ing a serv­ing size as “small” caused peo­ple to eat more of it. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Stage Fright Tips

Don’t let fear of pub­lic speak­ing or sports per­for­mance anx­i­ety keep you from achiev­ing your poten­tial. Some sim­ple advice from a career per­for­mance coach can help you. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Biopsychosocial Model of Health

Doc­tor and patient expec­ta­tions about back pain can dif­fer sharply. Before you get frus­trat­ed with your doc­tor, or wor­ry that he or she doesn’t under­stand you, learn about the biopsy­choso­cial mod­el of health that doc­tors in the know apply to the issue of back pain. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Yoga Moves for Back Pain?

Yoga can pro­vide lots of ben­e­fits if you have back pain. Learn tips on find­ing a good teacher and avoid­ing some of the pos­si­ble pit­falls. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Guest Post: Chronic Knee Pain after Knee Joint Replacement

Total knee replace­ment surgery has helped many alle­vi­ate pain and regain the abil­i­ty to walk with ease. But the results aren’t per­fect — many patients have per­sis­tent pain after surgery. This guest arti­cle by a New Zealand occu­pa­tion­al ther­a­pist and psy­chother­a­pist dis­cuss­es some of the intri­ca­cies of per­sist­ing pain. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Simple Gluteal Stretch Eases Back Pain

If you’ve been reg­u­lar­ly prac­tic­ing the exer­cis­es described in Dr. Lavine’s Top Five Exer­cis­es for Your Low Back, your low­er spine has prob­a­bly made a lot of progress. Still, you might need some­thing extra to achieve max­i­mal results.

What’s the most impor­tant exer­cise I’ve left off my short list? Stretch­ing the pir­i­formis mus­cle. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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