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

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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More on Eccentric Workouts Versus Concentric Muscle Loading

Researchers stud­ied the strength gains from eccen­tric work­outs. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Spare Your Knees When You Run

Lat­est research on fore­foot land­ing ver­sus rear­foot land­ing styles in run­ners. The mechan­i­cal loads shift, but there are trade-offs involved. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Improving Hamstring Rehab Exercises

More than thir­ty years ago I learned valu­able move­ment prin­ci­ples from one of my men­tors -Irm­gard Barte­ni­eff. She strong­ly empha­sized the need for inte­grat­ed exer­cise that involved trunk sta­bi­liza­tion. Now new research shows the impor­tance of this approach in ham­string rehab. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Guest Article: Your Personal Renewable Energy

Guest author Fran Park­er describes how move­ment vari­a­tion renews us and restores our ener­gy. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Altered Gait and Early Cognitive Impairment Symptoms

Emerg­ing research shows that changes in walk­ing pat­terns can be ear­ly warn­ing signs of demen­tia. But can some­one with altered gait be retrained to walk with ease, ele­gance and bal­ance, thus pre­vent­ing cog­ni­tive decline? Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Chiropractic for Seniors- What I’ve Learned

Dr. Lavine shares his insight into the chal­lenges of pro­vid­ing chi­ro­prac­tic care for an aging pop­u­la­tion. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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If You Have Back Problems Be Wary of These Three Exercises

Those with back prob­lems need strength­en­ing exer­cis­es to pro­tect their low back but have to be wary to per­form only low back-safe maneu­vers. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Latest on Muscle Strength, Balance Training and Brain Fitness

Key top­ics from Dr. Lavine’s lec­ture on Mus­cle Strength, Bal­ance Train­ing and Brain Fit­ness Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Another Reason Why Exercise Intensity May Be More Important Than Exercise Duration

A slow, steady work­out has lots of ben­e­fits, but includ­ing intense bursts of heart-pound­ing exer­cise adds a fur­ther dimen­sion. That’s what researchers found when they stud­ied the effect of exer­cise on mem­o­ry and cog­ni­tive func­tion in old­er adults. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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