Healthline Blogs

  • High Fat Diet Reduces Endurance

    Racers eat all sorts of things hoping to extend endurance. A long history of drugs and supplements have been used from illegal to unhealthy to useless to good common sense nutrition.Some racers load on unhealthful simple sugars hoping that will ma...

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  • Fix One Pain, Don't Cause Another

    When you stretch and exercise, especially if you stretch and exercise to improve your health, remember that the purpose is not to recreate unhealthy movement habits.Two similar letters came in recently.Reader Tina wrote:"Thanks so much for your po...

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  • Subjects Invited for Immersion Pulmonary Edema Study

    Duke University contacted me regarding Swimming and Pulmonary Edema.They are recruiting experimental subjects who have experienced immersion pulmonary edema to participate in studies to investigate causes of this condition. The studies concentrate...

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  • Fast Fitness - Healthier Sports Shake

    A New Zealand swimmer asked for more sports nutrition. Here is Friday Fast Fitness - quick, good tasting sports shakes - cheaper and healthier than store-bought.My father and grandfather, (and great-grandfather+) were Ice Swimmers. We all swam all...

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  • Bending Right is Fitness as a Lifestyle

    Readers asked for more pictures of healthy bending around the house and workplace during daily life. They've been getting excited about the idea that daily life is the way to physical ability and health, instead of stopping life to do a bunch of e...

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  • Diving Women of Korea - The Haenyeo

    In the previous two weeks, I wrote about the Japanese diving women, the Ama. Readers asked about the divers of Korea. Although they are sometimes called Ama divers, "ama" is a Japanese word. The Korean diving women are the Hae-nyao. Both ama and h...

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  • Patience and Pomegranates

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - practice patience and peel pomegranates for hand dexterity, and the antioxidants and fiber you can't get from juice.It's pomegranate season. For the next few months, look for red, round fruit with edible seeds, called...

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  • Thank you Grand Rounds 3.54

    Thank you Dr. Rob of Musings of a Distractible Mind who hosted Grand Rounds 3.54 entirely in Dr. Seuss rhyme. Calling my post Friday Fast Fitness - Better Shoulder and Triceps Stretch an "Ever Electrifying Encore" he wrote:"First is from Jolie who...

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  • Regular Exercise Reduces Cold and Flu Incidence

    A giant cold germ is pictured at left.Studies first started to report the benefit of exercise to reduce incidence of colds when looking at recreational exercisers, who reported fewer colds once they began regular running. Later research on exercis...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 4.29

    Thank you Dr. Wes for hosting Grand Rounds 4.29 this week and including my post A Laugh at Sedentary Mindset among his votes for the best medical posts of the week.Dr. Wes called the post, "a funny, yet disquieting, video on the sedentary-mindset ...

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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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