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

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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Goldilocks and Your Knee Cartilage

Exercise is needed to maintain the health of the cartilage of your knee. But can too much exercise backfire? Continue reading

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