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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