Monthly Archives: April 2012

Sacroiliac Joint Injury and Piriformis Pain

The sacroil­i­ac joint and the mus­cles that sup­port it are com­mon sources of low back and but­tock pain. Dis­cov­er how to min­i­mize shear stress in the sacroil­i­ac joint and avoid pain and injury. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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New Research Emerges on “Wonder Herb”

Dis­cov­er the med­ical con­sen­sus that’s emerg­ing from new research about the diverse health ben­e­fits of an herbal prepa­ra­tion. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Just Do This Every Morning

Improve your fit­ness by climb­ing stairs while hold­ing weights. Sim­ple. Easy. Very effec­tive. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Update on Barefoot Running Benefits

Many run­ners have switched to a “bare­foot” run­ning style that involves land­ing on the fore­foot instead of the heel. Fore­foot land­ing may offer pro­tec­tion from overuse injury. But new research shows that a con­ven­tion­al run­ning style is more ener­gy effi­cient. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Learning to be Healthy is Like Learning to Ride a Bike

When you learn to ride a bike, it’s impor­tant to know the rules of the road. In my case it was my dad who taught me: ride on the right, wear a hel­met, use hand sig­nals, and so forth.

It’s all good advice.

But even when you know these rules, you still don’t know how to ride. Your brain, mus­cles, and bal­ance sys­tem still can’t coor­di­nate their actions to cre­ate a pos­i­tive result.

In the world of pre­ven­tive health­care, it’s like being told to eat nine serv­ings of veg­eta­bles, exer­cise every day, get ade­quate sleep, and the like.

It’s all good advice. Fol­low it.

But none of it trains your brain, diges­tive tract, kid­neys, liv­er, and endocrine glands to coor­di­nate their actions to cre­ate a pos­i­tive health result. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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