Category Archives: Exercise & Fitness

Posts on exer­cise, fit­ness, body align­ment, pos­ture, car­dio­vas­cu­lar fit­ness, flex­i­bil­i­ty, strength and con­di­tion­ing, weight train­ing tech­niques, pro­pri­o­cep­tive exer­cise, exer­cise with­out equip­ment, fit­ness equip­ment reviews, and the active lifestyle

Guest Article: Four Types of Shin Splints and Their Causes

Chris Mal­lac describes dif­fer­ent caus­es of shin splints and how to respond to each vari­ety. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Rotator Cuff Problems, Shoulder Impingement or Shoulder Pain? Look to Your Shoulder Blade

Most shoul­der prob­lems can be traced back to imbal­ance of the scapu­la and the mus­cles that con­trol and sup­port it. Learn more. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Exercise Changes Pain Modulation in the Brain

A report at the annu­al meet­ing of the Amer­i­can Pain Soci­ety describes changes in the brain that cor­re­late with reduced pain after exer­cise in fibromyal­gia suf­fer­ers. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Proven Link: tension headaches and weak neck muscles

Researchers have proven the link between weak neck mus­cles and headache. Learn a sim­ple exer­cise that will help strength­en this key area. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Which Exercise Builds the Most Muscle Mass the Quickest?

The ben­e­fits of the squat exer­cise for devel­op­ing mus­cle mass and prac­tic­ing align­ment con­trol. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Two Things I Learned from My Patient Liz

My expe­ri­ence with Liz rein­forced for me the risk of anes­the­sia, and also remind­ed me that the brain serves the body, not the oth­er way around. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Feeling Hungry? Actually You’re Thirsty

More on the impor­tance of hydra­tion from acupunc­tur­ist Karen Flick­er Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Confessions in the Gym — or, How to Use Peer Pressure for Your Benefit

Peer pres­sure” seems like a use­less ves­tige from mid­dle school. As adults, we should strive to live for our own val­ues, dri­ven by our own per­son­al moti­va­tions. But what if you could use peer pres­sure to your advan­tage? Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Get Off the Treadmill

Rou­tine repet­i­tive car­dio­vas­cu­lar exer­cise isn’t enough to gain all the ben­e­fits of being phys­i­cal­ly active. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Warning: Consult a Physician Before Beginning Any Program of Physical Inactivity

Warn­ing; Con­sult a Physi­cian Before Begin­ning Any Pro­gram of Phys­i­cal Inac­tiv­i­ty Con­tin­ue read­ing

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