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  • 91 Year Old Water Skier

    Edith McAllister was born in 1918 and lives in San Antonio. Here is a video of her water skiing at the age of 91.Click the > arrow to play this short movie:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-OzZppi1kw&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0]If v...

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  • Fast Fitness - Quick Strength for Everything

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - build on a previous Fast Fitness to increase strength of body and core. Strengthen almost everything with this fun move.The post Fast Fitness - High Core Strength For The New Year on January 2 2009 showed holding a pl...

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  • What is Thai Massage?

    There are many claims for massage, some real and some exaggerated or false. I searched for methods that provide real benefit. I studied sports massage in India and Nepal, and in certification programs of Shiatsu in Japan, TuiNa in China, and Nuad ...

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  • Grand Rounds 3.49 Shows We're Listening

    Thank you Susan at Rickety Contrivances of Doing Good for hosting Grand Rounds 3.49.This week Grand Rounds selected medical posts that reflected Narrative Medicine, which Susan says has three essential components:Attention: Listening carefully to ...

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  • Fast Fitness - Making a Face

    In the first act of Macbeth, Shakespeare wrote, "Your face, my thane, is as a book where men may read strange matters."Here is Fast Friday Fitness - Your face shows how you lead your life. In other words, "Time may be a great healer, but it's a l...

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  • Fast Fitness - Run Faster

    The Shinobi no Mono, or the Ninja of old Japan, were renowned for their running speed and endurance.Running drills called "ashi" (foot or feet) were an important part of Ninjutsu physical training. Try this basic Ninja ashi, or running drill:Put a...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 4.21

    Thank you David Harlow for hosting Grand Rounds this week on his site HealthBlawg, and also for contacting me personally that he selected my post Valentine Partner Pushups as one of the best medical posts of the week.The personal e-mail was a heal...

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  • Fast Fitness - Better Back and Leg Exercise When Vacuuming

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - Prevent lumbar disc degeneration, and strengthen and stretch your legs without needing a gym, trainer, or exercise equipment, or even changing your clothes:Notice if you bend wrong - pictured at right with red X. It m...

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  • Get Better Exercise From Your Chair

    How many times do you get in and out of a chair everyday? It could be enough for a fair amount of exercise, if you use muscles instead of leaning forward (photo shows terrible sitting) and flopping down.At a medical conference last year, a speake...

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  • Help Yourself

    Ivy from New Zealand wrote last week with an important reminder for readers who want to fix their pain:"Have just read your post re Captain Scott and knees - Don't Miss These Reasons It Doesn't Get Better."It reminded me of a conversation I had ye...

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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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