Fix Neck, Play Hockey, Use Brain, Fun Life
Rich Tarpinian, IT systems engineer, musician, hockey coach, and vegan, fixed grinding neck pain, back spasms, disc pain, and tension-type headaches. He had not been comfortable sleeping in any position. Rich said the neck grinding and discomfort...
Fast Fitness - Can You Do Plank Chess?
Here is Friday Fast Fitness - great concentration, body strength and endurance for almost everything, healthful family fun, and improving your chess game, all at once. Reader Paul J wrote in with this:"Dr. Jolie,"Have you and your husband ever tri...
Monks on Horseback
The next post will be in a few days (or I will send it for someone to post for me). We won't have internet access. We will be in a remote northern mountain area near the Thai-Burmese border where the monks of the Archa Tong forest monastery ride ...
Fast Fitness - Prevent Back Pain When Rowing
Here is Friday Fast Fitness - make rowing good exercise, not bad sitting:Don't round your spine forward (left). Rounding pushes discs outward. Left drawing shows disc pushing outward by bending the vertebrae to that they open in back. Rounded sitt...
Plantar Fasciitis Part I
Raina and several other readers asked about plantar fasciitis.On a house, a fascia is a flat horizontal surface just under the roof. In your body, a fascia is flat fibrous tissue that wraps your muscles and soft structures. You have fascia in seve...
Fast Fitness - Hip Stretch and Spine Stability Training When Stretching Legs
Here is Fast Friday Fitness - Retrain your standing leg stretches to hold your spine and hip in healthful position, get more stretch to the front of the hip, use your back muscles, practice balance, and learn functional stretching - the way your...
Thank You Dr. DeVoto for Grand Rounds
This week Emily DeVoto, Ph.D. did the huge work of compiling Grand Rounds 3.11 at her blog "The Antidote: Counterspin for Health Care and Health News."Dr. Emily gave a fun encouragement to try my Quick and Easy Strength and Balance Exercise and ca...
Thank you Grand Rounds 3.48
Thank you Med-Source for hosting Grand Rounds 3.48, a collection of the week's best medical posts.Med-Source recommended that people with back pain read the Fitness Fixer post Prevent Back Surgery.
Fast Fitness - Stronger Arms and Chest, and Core, Hip, and Leg Stability With A Friend
Here is Friday Fast Fitness - strengthen inner legs, thighs, arms, and core, while practicing neutral spine with a friend. More exercise than putting hands up on a bench or exercise ball.My students Johanna (1) and Diana (2) demonstrate the beginn...
Thaipusam - Exercise of Body and Spirit
At the end of January, I posted about the celebration of Thaipusam. Readers have been e-mailing, asking for photos and stories about our work there studying the devotional piercing, and the medicines, exercises, and nutrition practices done to pre...