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...
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...
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...
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...
What Abdominal Muscles Don't Do - The Missing Link
Did you know that your abdominal muscles have the most important function when you are standing?The person in the photo is not using abdominal muscles to prevent a common overlooked cause of lower back pain. The upper body is leaning and sagging b...
Lifestyle Fitness for Kids Through Gardening
"Gardening requires lots of water - most of it in the form of perspiration." ~ Lou EricksonInvolve children in gardening at any level. Getting outside to dig, bend, stretch, think, and create in the fresh air is health as a lifestyle - improving...
Fast Fitness Friday
Beginning next Friday, I hope to post a fun technique each Friday that you can read quickly and use right away in a busy healthy lifestyle. Regular full posts continue the rest of the week.Watch for Fast Fitness.Send healthy requests and ideas.Pho...
Happy Tax Day
"The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax" -- Albert EinsteinHealthier Sitting and Looking Over Your Work - Tax Preparation HealthNice Chair Stretch Break - Tax StretchGet Out of Your Chair and 'Unround' the Upper Back - Fast...
Thank You Grand Rounds 3.36
Thank you to MedSkool for including my post What Does Stretching Do? in this week's Grand Rounds. Grand Rounds is a weekly selection of notable medical posts of the week.
Healthy Holiday Gifts
If you would like my signed books for holiday presents, go quickly to my web site page BOOKS.I just received notice that Amazon.com is discontinuing the service allowing direct credit card payment called "honorbox."Starting December 11, I will not...