If Better Abdominal Muscles Are Your New Year's Resolution, Try This
Readers have been writing to ask about the conflicting reports in fitness magazines on how often you should work your abs. Some sources cite research studies saying you should rest between resistance training. Other articles say to exercise them e...
Throw a Stronger Punch (or Push a Car or Stroller) Using This Back Pain Reduction Technique
My Tuesday night martial arts students had another good class tonight. At the beginning of class, I showed them how to greatly strengthen their punch using a technique that also stops a common cause of lower back pain.The reason both benefits occu...
Arch Support Is Not From Shoes
The previous article showed how the best ankle support comes from your own ankle, leg, and foot muscles. Pronation (flat, sagging arches) is rarely just the way your feet are made, or something you can't prevent. Usually it is a slouching posture,...
How Doctors Help Patients With Fitness Fixer
Medical doctors write frequently that they fix pain for themselves and their patients with Fitness Fixer. Dr Clara Hsu, M.D., Board-certified family medicine physician writes:"When I was in medical school, no one explained the mechanics of back pa...
Muay Thai Monks on Horseback
E-mails have come in since I posted that we were on our way to the Monks on Horseback in the northern Thai mountains. Readers wanted to hear about our stay.We live in Asia part of each year. We traveled north to visit our friends and teachers who ...
Happy Mothers Day
Wishing everyone a Happy Mothers Day, for your mother, a mother, yourself, and Mother Earth.Click Healthy Mothers Day for health and fun.Photo by Araleya
Thank You HealthCare Reform Grand Rounds
Thank you Healthcare Technology News for including my post Prevent Back Surgery in this week's Vol. 5 No. 35 edition of Grand Rounds. They wrote, "Jolie Bookspan finds that a major overlooked part of health care reform is that many standard paymen...
Dr. Jolie Bookspan Earns Humanitarian Prize
I was honored to learn that for my work in world health, I have been awarded The Humanitarian Award.It will be presented this November in Pittsburgh.As a vegetarian, I have often heard the joke, "If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humani...
What is "Fitness as a Lifestyle?"
To many people, fitness means stopping your "real life," changing clothes, driving somewhere else, and doing uncomfortable things without similarity to movement in daily life. Then they go back to "real life" - slouching, bending wrong, walking he...
Good Bending Strengthens Legs and Lifting Ability
BikaBill, one of the winners of the How To Sit Up Straight Contest, writes,"Ahhh, so good to be a winna!!!"Another recent success:"I'd bought a steel fire pit that weighs about 50 lbs, and when I got it last November I could barely move it more th...