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Keep your shoulders pain free with these exercises from the NY Times.

Keep your shoulders pain-free with these exercises from the NY Times. Shoulder pain can often begin simply by reaching or grabbing for something.   Did you do something wrong? While it’s important to keep the shoulders strong and functioning well, it’s also true that often shoulder pain is often a problem that can originate in the lower body, even if that area is not painful. Something as simple as a foot orthotic can level the pelvis and reduce the tension on the shoulders, resolving or relieving shoulder pain. Poor posture will also allow the shoulders to lean forward causing impingement which Read More »

Squashing the next epidemic; how other countries eliminated recent outbreaks.

Squashing the next epidemic; how other countries eliminated recent outbreaks. I am certain that most of us have had enough pandemics or epidemics, after covid-19.  I never thought we would be told to stay home and hide from one another to prevent the pandemic from overloading our hospital systems and potentially, harming us with a poorly understood pathogen. I just returned from vacation and completed the book, The Premonition, A Pandemic Story by Michael Lewis who wrote the book during the pandemic.   He talks about pandemic preparedness in the USA as well as other countries and what went right but Read More »

Thinking of doing an Ironman competition. Here’s how the wealthy do the race.

Thinking of doing an Ironman competition. Here’s how the wealthy do the race. Have you ever done a triathlon?   A half-Iron Man?   How about a full Iron Man? My daughters’ boyfriend has done a few of these and is thinking of a half-Iron Man next.    I have had older patients with the means and the time to train for it do a full Iron Man which is a grueling test of a full marathon, a 2.4-mile swim, and then a 112-mile bike race. There are serious costs including the gear, a higher-end bike that may have tires that do Read More »

Intense cardio without the workout for 2023

Intense cardio without the workout for 2023 Research is suggesting that Short intense bursts of movement can improve fitness and health and are as good as hard workouts for your health. According to the Journal of Nature Medicine, tiny spurts of exercise throughout the day are associated with significant reductions in disease risk. According to the article featured in the NY Times, bursts of intense activity 2-3 times daily reduce the risk of cardiovascular events as well as cancer risk, as compared to long strenuous exercise. Wondering how to easily improve your health as an easy New Years’ resolution for Read More »

Avoid lower back pain with these simple exercises according to the NY Times

Avoid lower back pain with these simple exercises according to the NY Times There are many exercises we give our patients to help them move and feel better which reduces the risk of lower back pain. Lower back pain is a movement problem and any exercise or regimen that improves the way we move protects us from acute lower back problems.   If you neglect your lower back and it becomes deconditioned, the risk of acute lower back pain increases. Some exercises that enhance stability help reduce lower back pain but they should also be combined with other exercises that strengthen Read More »