Healthline Blogs

  • Fast Fitness - Great Hip, Side, Leg, and Iliotibial (I.T. band) Stretch

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness. Stretching the side of the hip and ilio-tibial (I.T. band) does several good things. Here is a fast, healthy way to do it:Lie flat, face up.Place legs like clock hands, one to 10 o' clock, the other to 2 o'clock (or w...

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  • Fast Fitness - Mobilize and Strengthen With Serratus PushUps

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - Strengthen and learn to use the often forgotten serratus anterior muscles and learn a good mobilization for your shoulders so that you don't get stiff, and become stuck round-shouldered when driving or typing."Serratu...

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  • Fast Fitness - Make Your Own Device to Strengthen Arms, Upper Body, Balance, and Core Stability

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - Get intensive upper body and core training, balance, fun, and another use for the stability board you built in October 24th's Fast Fitness - Make Your Own Balance, Agility, and Leg and Ankle Retrainer.Photos are still...

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  • Fixing Upper Back and Neck Pain

    The post Breasts Causing Upper Back Pain is a Myth explained that a tilted-forward position of the head and neck, called a forward head, is not the normal tilt to the neck. It is an avoidable slouch that causes much upper back, neck, and shoulder ...

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  • Top Diabetes Treatment is Exercise

    Diabetes causes such serious health problems that the risk of death is twice as high for someone with diabetes compared to someone of similar age without. More than 20 million people in the US have diabetes (colloquially called "the sugar" disease...

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  • The Story of the Black Belt

    My Tuesday night martial arts class students continued transformation to healthy behaviour. Instead of chatting noisily, they sat quietly straight and relaxed. They sat down on the floor without needing to use their hands. Their equipment was neat...

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  • Space Walks

    The space shuttle Endeavour landed yesterday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.Endeavour's two-week assignment to the International Space Station was shortened for safety arrangements concerning Hurricane Dean.The Endeavour name uses British spel...

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  • Friday Fast Fitness - Better Shoulder and Triceps Stretch

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - Quick shoulder and triceps stretch, without adding new bad positioning. Use this instead of the usual stretch of pulling elbow overhead with the other hand, which usually results in leaning the head forward and archin...

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  • Better Stretches for Swimming - Cook Strait Update

    The September equinox was this weekend. At the moment of the equinox, the center of the disk of the sun crosses the equator. The northern hemisphere comes into Fall while the southern hemisphere begins Spring. For the day before and after that mom...

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  • American College of Sports Medicine Meeting

    Hello from the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), held this year in New Orleans. The meeting is attended by thousands of researchers, physicians, allied health, trainers, educators, scientists, and others.Sports medi...

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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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