Fast Fitness - Quick Relaxing Hip Stretch
Here is Fast Friday Fitness. A stretch for front hip muscles, often tight from sitting and counterproductive forward-bending exercises in fitness and Pilates classesLie over a bed or bench with hips right at the edge and legs danglingFeel wonderfu...
Prevent Main Factor in Back Pain After Running and Walking
One of our readers, Nick, wrote me that he had had slowly increasing lower back pain despite exercising regularly. He ran, he stretched, he did abdominal exercises. Nick's doctor told Nick to give up running and take up low impact activity. Giving...
Healthy Youth Parties - Fun Exercise, No Junk Food
Mike is a Fitness Fixer reader who fixed many injuries - impinged shoulder, hip pain, radiating pain down the leg, and bad nutrition from sports food that is really junk food in a sporty label. In December, he sent us his reader success story that...
Healthier Backpack Carrying to Get Better Exercise and Stop Back Pain
Frequent news items report that wearing backpacks causes back pain in children and adults. Some of the usual theories proposed for why backpacks cause pain is "overstuffing them" or carrying them too high or low. Complicated and expensive...
Fast Fitness - Quick Refreshed Perspective Every Day
Here is Fast Friday Fitness - strengthen appreciation. Appreciation increases happiness, lowers blood pressure and stress chemicals, and reduces resentment, an unhealthy state of mind:When you turn on a water faucet, notice that you get water. Thi...
Thank You Grand Rounds 3.34
Thank you Medical Humanities Blog for including my post Healthy Mother's Day in Grand Rounds 3.34 this week.The web version of Grand Rounds is a medical web post that collects and recommends notable medical posts from the week.
Does Hyperbaric Oxygen Help Exercise Ability?
Heavyweight boxing champion Shannon Briggs was in the Black Athlete Sport Network news for getting sessions in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber. According to the news, Briggs stated he believed the treatments would help him improve physically and get i...
A Reader Asks About Osteoporosis and Walking Lightly
One good question launched many answers. The post Walk Lightly - Shock Absorption for Happier Joints explained a light step prevents joint, soft tissue, and plantar fasciitis pain. In the comments, Carol asked if there were, "a connection betwee...
Achilles Stretch in the Bathroom
In the airport, an obvious tourist arriving here in Asia proudly waved a travel pack of toilet seat covers and claimed to be ready for the germs of travel. Another tourist nearby announced that it was a problem for him that women couldn't go to th...
Prescription Acid-Reducing Drugs Produce Heartburn and Dependency
In a study of acid-suppression drugs, healthy adults with no previous symptoms developed "heartburn, acid regurgitation and dyspepsia" after a course of the drugs. Forty percent of 120 volunteers taking anti-heartburn drugs called proton pump inhi...