Healthline Blogs

  • Fast Fitness - Quick Wrist and Forearm Stretch

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - nice stretch for hands, wrist, and forearms:Face a wall and raise both hands to about head height.Turn palms up, thumbs to the outside, fingers downward, Press toward wall. Bend elbows to various amounts for a full-ra...

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  • Sinus and Head Colds

    Several readers asked what else they can do for painful head and sinus congestion, because after two+ weeks of medicines and doctor visits, they were no better, or were worse. Common treatments do not work as claimed, including decongestants and s...

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  • A Whole Big Fix

    This is the first part of a great reader story. Mike has been fixing many things. Pain started with a local radiating pain, then became much other pain. Mike looked for something to fix the first area, then ably used other techniques.Mike writes,"...

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  • Fast Fitness - Better Standing Hamstring, Achilles, and Inside Leg Stretch

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - get a better stretch for the hamstring of the standing leg when stretching the other leg to the side:When you stand with one leg stretching to the side, notice the leg you are standing on. It is common to stand with...

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  • Fitness is Getting Out and Living

    Readers, you are all great people. Feel good about yourselves. I appreciate all the e-mails how you're using the ideas in this blog, my website, and classes to stop years of pain, get back to doing fun things, or try healthy fun for the first time...

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  • Calories Burned in Prayer

    Last week at the sports medicine conference, I talked to a researcher from Kuwait University. Dr. Jasem Ramadan presented a lovely little study called Bioenergetics of Islamic Prayers, measuring the amount of oxygen and calories the physical movem...

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  • Can We Teach Young Doctors to Be Healthy?

    We have been traveling for the past 2 months in Asia and are on the way to the chilly Smokey Mountains of Tennessee USA to teach medical students for a week during their rotation elective in Wilderness Medicine. This is the third year I will teach...

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  • Vertebral Artery Compression, Dizziness, Discs, and the Forward Head

    I received an e-mail from Serbia. Miroslav had suffered eight years of dizziness from compression of the vasculature and nerves of his neck. Then he found how to prevent the bad position called "forward head" using my methods. Miroslav had previo...

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  • Fast Fitness - Grip Strength and Endurance

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - Strengthen and increase endurance of hands, fingers, and forearms.Farmers Carry - Hold a heavy briefcase, suitcase, bucket, grocery bags, or other weights with a handle. Hold arms down at your side (or out to the side...

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  • Healthy Toe Stretches

    Don't forget to stretch your toes. You need mobile toes for balance, healthy walking mechanics, and foot health.Every day, take your feet in your hands and stretch your toes apart side to side, easily and comfortably. Make sure all your toes can m...

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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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