Healthline Blogs

  • Are You Stronger Than A 67 Year Old Lady?

    My student Leslie is 67 years old. She has been working with me for several years. Click the arrow of this 30 second movie to watch her knock off 30 pushups.At around the 25 second mark of this short movie, enjoy the reaction of the student who wi...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 4.38

    Thank you John Crippen for hosting Grand Rounds this week on his blog NHS Blog Doctor, and for including my post Exercise and Aging - Don't Limit the Patient to Limit the Pain among his selections for best medical posts of the week.Perhaps he used...

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  • Thaipusam

    We are in Malaysia for the Thaipusam. At the first full moon of the Tamil month named "Thai" when the Pusam star is highest in the sky, the Tamil community and others celebrate the festival of Thaipusam.People fast, wash, pray, and give thanks by ...

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  • Collapsing Astronaut Gives Healthy Reminder

    On Friday, a day after the shuttle Atlantis returned after 12 days at reduced gravity, one of the astronauts collapsed twice during the welcome home ceremony. The reasons are the same as what happens here on Earth.When you stand and sit on Earth, ...

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  • Pain Free Trekking to Kingdom of Lo

    This is the story of trekking to record the sacred music and art of LUNG-TA, the Windhorse.Travel was by horseback and walking, at elevations approaching 14,000 feet, over treacherous areas with washouts, slides and erosion, some with sheer drop-o...

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  • Cardiovascular CleanUp

    Reader Robert Davis has been enthusiastically sending in success story after success story. He sent his first story of fixing a painful back injury from weightlifting - Fixed Injuries, Got Strong, With Functional Exercise.Since getting the idea o...

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  • Freed From Pain, He Rides Again

    Reader Bill Slabonik had sports injuries, motorcycle and bicycling accidents. He was a good exerciser and hard worker, doing all the conventional exercises and ways of lifting during his regular workouts, long hours sitting as a pilot, and vigorou...

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  • Fast Fitness - How To Be An Inspiring Success and Send In Your Story

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - How to Be in the Fitness Fixer Hall of Fame.The 2009 Fitness Fixer Hall of Fame listed readers who fixed their fitness and sent their stories. How can you be in the Hall of Fame 2010?Send in your reader inspiring succ...

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  • Exercising With A Friend - Partner Leg Press

    It's Valentine week. Each post this week will show a fun way to improve health with a friend.The Partner Leg Press strengthens your legs, hips, and posture muscles, and practices balance and good body position. It can be safely done with children ...

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  • 14,000 Miles on a Bike - Herniating and Fixing Discs

    Kristin S was run over by a hit-and-run driver while biking home from work. The car's trailer hitch crushed her face, nose, jaw, cheekbones, and eye sockets inward to her sinus cavities. After Kristin's reconstructive surgery, her step-mother, a s...

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M.Ed, PhD, FAWM

Dr. Bookspan is an award-winning scientist whose goal is to make exercise easier and healthier.

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