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  • Healthier Heart

    Scorn, anger, name-calling. Not good for the heart. The best warrior wins without hurting others or himself.The Thais call it "jai yen" - cool heart. The secret is to not make anger a negative force. They keep kindness in their voice. Jai yen is c...

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  • Getting Fitter in 50 Degrees

    The Cook Strait, separating the north and south islands of New Zealand, is cold. Reader Dr. Ernie, 52 years old, is training to swim the 26 kilometers across the strait next February. Sixteen Miles of Cold Water started telling about it.Cold water...

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  • Thank You Blog That Ate Manhattan

    Thank you Blog That Ate Manhattan for doing Grand Rounds 3.33 this week and including my post Back Pain in Pregnancy - and Why Men Can Get It.The web version of Grand Rounds is a weekly medical web post that recommends "the weekly best of the medi...

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  • Improve Stretch and Strength With Better Kicking

    Thai boxing (Muay Thai) kicks are among the most devastating and effective kicks in the world. Thai fighters spend hours a day kicking heavy bags and posts, and years toughening their legs and shins for kicks and blocks by bashing them with pipes ...

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  • Fast Fitness - Dynamic Partner Balance Challenge

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - fun challenge for body stabilization, strength, speed, and balance with a friend.Stand facing a partnerStand on one foot, pressing the other against your partner's raised foot.Push, pull, surprise your partner with un...

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  • Do Fun, Not Exercise

    Today I took a break from a study we're doing, to do the Leg Stretch That Strengthens Arms in yesterday's post. It is a good exercise that you can do quickly.A pile of assorted scientific utensils fell out of my pockets, along with pens, rulers, s...

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  • Comments, A Medical Conference, New Findings on Discs

    By the time this post comes out, we should be halfway out West to a medical conference. I'm presenting a study, which took years to do, and which found something unexpected.I am a medical researcher. I find out the things that doctors (with any lu...

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  • Train Exercise is Exercise Training

    Reuters News India reported that yesterday in the eastern state of Bihar, the driver of a stalled electric train asked passengers to help get it moving again. We call this a G.O.P. car (get out and push).The train had stopped in an electrically ne...

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  • Fast Fitness - NoCost Hand Strength and Rehab Equipment

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness -hand exercise without rehabilitation equipment.One of the exercises against repetitive strain syndrome is to exercise the muscles that open the hands. There are expensive commercial devices you can buy for this. One co...

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  • On The Way

    We are on our way to the United States. It will be several days of trains, ferries, buses, and flights. I won’t have phone, mail, or internet to be able to post for a few days, but I will keep trying the drumming, magic spells, and carrier pigeons...

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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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