Healthline Blogs

  • Thank You LaikaSpoetnik Grand Rounds From The Netherlands

    Thank you Jacqueline for hosting Grand Rounds Vol. 6 No. 2 this week on the LaikaSpoetnik MedLibLog and including my article Fast Fitness - Stretch For Menstrual Cramps - a quick stretching technique to ease symptoms of menstrual and other uterin...

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  • Aren't You Supposed To Stick Your Behind Out to Sit Down or Do Squats?

    A commonly repeated phrase in fitness training and programs is "neutral spine" and "tuck the tail" for healthier lower spine posture. Many people know this, repeat this, teach this, write articles about it, then jut their hip too far out in back a...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds from the South Pacific

    Thank you Mariana’s Eye for hosting Grand Rounds this week, for including my post Simulation Suit To Feel the Pain of Osteoarthritis in this week's votes for the best medical posts of the week, and for reminding readers that The Fitness Fixer chan...

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  • Fast Fitness - Better Posterior Hip, Iliotibial, and Piriform Stretch

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - Quickly improve a common stretch for the back and side of the hip.Note step 2 and 3 which slides the supporting leg sideways. That change makes it different from the usual ankle over knee stretch:Lie face up. Bend one...

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  • Fast Fitness - Your Own Reality Valentine's Day Cooking Show

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - Make Valentine's weekend fit, classy, and serene in the kitchen.Instead of yelling, insults, and impatience that generates stress chemicals that damage heart and blood vessels, then serving that to yourself or family,...

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  • Forward Air Head Syndrome - Doing Sets and Reps and Missing The Point of the Exercise

    After the article Help Yourself last Monday, I received many notes from readers. Almost a dozen the first few hours. Notes saying that that once they understood how my method changes "doing" exercises into stopping causes of injury, they tried to ...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds Sharp Brains

    Thank you to the blog Sharp Brains for including my post Vertebral Artery Compression, Dizziness, Discs, and the Forward Head in this past week's edition of Grand Rounds.You can't have SharpBrains without brain blood flow.On the web, Grand Rounds ...

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  • The Olympics, The Challenge

    The Summer Olympics of 2008 begin this Friday. Reader Mike asked in the comments to the post Not Old for the Olympics Part II that in addition to other performance enhancements, is it fair to have superior inherited ability?Mike wrote,"This was a ...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds M.D.O.D.

    Thank you M.D.O.D. for hosting Grand Rounds and including my post Living Under The Sea among the best medical posts of the week.In a hospital, Grand Rounds is a lecture for doctors about a patient or topic. On the web, Grand Rounds is a weekly li...

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  • Health Homework Becomes AntiObesity Chronic Disease Reality Check

    Jeff & Sabrina sent me an e-mail that their 7th grade son was given a school assignment about the "proper amount of calories to have a normal weight" but with junk foods listed in the menus.They made a video of the events, explaining,"Could it...

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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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