Healthline Blogs

  • Equinox - An Exercise in Treating People With Equality

    Today is the equinox. As the earth continues on its yearly path around the Sun, the center of the disk of the Sun passed over the Earth's equator at 1:48 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time this morning (March 20, 05:48 Universal Time). At the date of the ...

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  • Spotting Back Pain During Running and Walking - What Do Abs Have To Do With It?

    The post Innovation in Abdominal Muscles showed one of the most common, yet most overlooked cause of lower back pain during long standing walking, and running.Readers sent excited letters stating they could finally see and feel why they had back p...

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  • Health & Fitness Third Edition at Last

    The long-awaited new third edition is now available of the sold out book Health & Fitness in Plain English - How to Be Healthy, Happy, and Fit For The Rest Of Your Life. I have been working on it for years.The third edition has important chang...

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  • Japanese Ama Divers - Cold, Clothing, and Children

    The multi-part story of diving with the Japanese Diving Women continues here:In villages along the Japanese coasts, diving by the AmaSan for sea plants and other harvests goes on without tourist fanfare. We dived in the cool, dim waters, rubbing l...

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  • Thank You Shakespearean Grand Rounds 4.49

    Thank you Rural Doctoring for hosting Grand Rounds 4.49 this week. On the Internet, Grand Rounds is a weekly competition of the best medical posts of the week. Posts are selected by a different host each week.This week, Dr. Chan of Rural Doctoring...

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  • Come Learn Karate

    Come learn Karate. Readers have asked about Paul's classes. Last year, he opened our Karate dojo (school) in downtown Philadelphia.Paul Sensei (Sensei is your teacher) teaches Shotokan karate in a kind and fun environment. Paul advanced to third d...

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  • No More Crunches No More Back Pain

    The new expanded third edition is now available of the training manual, The Ab Revolution™ No More Crunches No More Back Pain.The Ab Revolution™ is a groundbreaking core training method. It has two components. The first is to learn how to consciou...

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  • Memorial Days

    This weekend the United States observes the national holiday of Memorial Day, formerly called Decoration Day, a day to remember soldiers fallen in war.May we be so strong of body,Strong of spirit,Strong of humanityThat none need war,That no soldie...

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  • Household Fitness in the New Year

    Start off the new year with fitness as a lifestyle. Use healthy movement and body positioning as you go about all your daily activities.David from Belgium trains balance first thingIvy from New Zealand uses a half squat to functionally strengthen ...

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  • Walking Softly Benefits Olympic Wrestler

    Reader Dennis is an Olympic Medalist in wrestling. He is the student who asked me how to walk without shocking his joints in the post Walk Lightly - Shock Absorption for Happier Joints.Not long after, I saw Dennis running by at a fast clip, with b...

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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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