Healthline Blogs

  • ChessBoxing

    Want mind and body? ChessBoxing is a sport from Germany that combines "the number one thinking sport with the number one fighting sport." Fighters go 6 rounds of chess and 5 of boxing in 11 alternating rounds. ChessBoxing decision is by checkmate ...

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  • New International Academy Using Jolie Bookspan's Methods

    Physical therapist George Nakhlé from Lebanon runs sports medicine and physical therapy training seminars using my research and methods. He will be joining the efforts of the new International Academy of Functional Sports Medicine where students c...

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  • Fast Fitness - Make Your Own Muscle Soreness Rub

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - by special request of martial arts students starting my summer semester university class this Tuesday - Make a quick soreness relief rub at home:Cut open hot red peppers and remove the seeds. If you have sensitive ski...

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  • Thank you Grand Rounds 3.42

    Thank you to the Aetiology blog for including my post Independence Day for Fitness in Grand Rounds this week, and saying that the post is "making us healthier along the way."In a hospital, Grand Rounds is a lecture for doctors about a patient or t...

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  • Runner Fixes More Pain With Straighter Push-Off

    Last year, reader Ted fixed back pain by learning to use neutral spine during running and daily life. This week he checked in to say the back is still fine, and that he went on to fix other painful sites.Fixing pain and injuries by doing some exer...

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  • New First Aid Training

    A new first aid training course has been developed by NAUI. The National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) is one of several scuba diving training and certifying organizations. The first aid course is open to divers and nondivers.I was ...

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  • Fast Fitness - Sit On The Floor Without Back Pain

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - learn healthy floor-sitting, mobilize your pelvis, and use your core muscles and brains at the same time to move out of painful position to healthy comfortable sitting.Here is a technique to identify if you sit in a w...

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  • Strengthen Legs Without Knee Pain - Standing Lunge

    Many people know they need to bend "right" but don't because it hurts their knees.Bending right will not hurt knees. It will help fix one of the things that has been injuring them - bad bending habits which pressure and grind the joint.Good bendin...

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  • A Little Good Exercise, a Lot of Bad Food - Overweight Still No Mystery

    A recent study in Great Britain found that exercise alone won't prevent childhood obesity. They concluded that changing unhealthy eating is needed too. The study has an important message, and, as one of my patients who works an engineer building s...

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  • Sitting Badly Isn't Magically Healthy by Calling It a Hamstring Stretch

    You already know that sitting bent over your desk, steering wheel, and computer is unhealthy for your back. Then you go to the gym and sit bent over to touch your toes to stretch. It is the same bad bending. It is not magically different or health...

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About the Author


M.Ed, PhD, FAWM

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

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