The Pain Game: Why Pain is NEVER Where You Think It Is and What To Do

Thanksgiving is a busy day in our house. Lots of people hustling about to prepare way too much food in way too little time. And someone has to clean the dishes as they stack up creating a small mountain

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Should You Stretch?

  Usually, you stumble onto your lack of motion. You reach for something high, just out of an easy reach and feel tightness in your shoulder; you bend down to pick something up and notice your lower

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Gear That’s Easy on the Joints

An article in The Wall Street Journal – August 31, 2010 – by Gwendolyn Bounds – reviewed some “new” gear that is supposed to give you a great “workout” while being

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5 Steps To A More Comfortable And Enjoyable Golf Game

“Well, I see that a three year layoff hasn’t hurt your swing much”, said Ellen. We were on the practice range at Avery Ranch Golf Club on a warm, sunny afternoon a couple of months ago. It

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[INFOGRAPHIC] The Science of Fat

My friend Jimmy Welsh sent me this infographic the other day so I thought I would share it. I’ve talked about the value of fat and the risk of a high carbohydrate diet before but this infographic

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How to Increase Your Running Speed Without Running

Speed is one of the elements of youthfulness and even though we all slow down  as we age, keeping your speed up will help you not only sprint out of the way of a derelict driver but also will help you

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Eleven Pros and Cons of Weightlifting Machines

  Whether you should train using an exercise machine, such as a leg press, or use free weights or bodyweight is an ongoing debate within the trainer /coaching world. if you’re not a trainer

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What a President and The Biggest Loser Can Teach You About Heart Attacks

He died in 1969 after suffering seven heart attacks. Seven over roughly thirteen years. At the time of his first heart attack, he was not overweight and his blood cholesterol was normal. By the time he

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Conventional Wisdom: Women Over 50 Stop Caring About How They Look

  “We know very little about how women aged 50 and above feel about their bodies. An unfortunate assumption is that they ‘grow out of’ body dissatisfaction and eating disorders, but no one

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How Much Protein is Enough? – Part II

In my last post, I covered the basics of how much protein you need for day to day existence and the variations based on activity level (and this goes for recovering from an injury even if your activity

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