Why You Sometimes Hurt When You Haven’t Done Anything to Hurt

A reader emailed me recently inquiring about “Tension Myositis” – a syndrome proposed by John Sarno, MD as a cause of lower back pain and other musculoskeletal pains. The theory proposed

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How to Rejuvenate Your Legs

There’s some disagreement about when “older” happens but just about all the experts agree that after the age of 65, most people will experience shrinking muscles. And, smaller muscles

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It’s Not How You Start. It’s How You Finish.

“You can observe a lot by watching.” – Yogi Berra I don’t like “average”. The typical, the common, the ordinary. No one has ever accused me of being “average”

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The Day I Went to the Other Side of Pain

“The next exercise is completely voluntary. I would like to emphasize this. You do not have to participate if you do not want to,” said the leader of the workshop. I was attending a multi-day

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The Ultimate Power Meal in Less Than 20 Minutes

What can you eat that gives you a good dose of protein, fat, glucose-friendly carbs, fills you up, tastes fantastic, and doesn’t take an hour to make? Well, some of you might have guessed a Power

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A NEAT Way to Reduce Your Chances of Joint Pain

If you’ve had joint pain – knee, hip, back for example, you know how much it can interfere with life. Not only can joint pain erase things like running and other sports, but sometimes just

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How Much Exercise Is Enough for Lower Back Pain?

Some people with lower back pain (and some clinicians as well) view physical therapy or other healthcare services as treatments. It’s something you get for a period of time until your symptoms retreat

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How Can Arthritis Sufferers Keep What They’ve Got?

I’m talking about osteoarthritis (OA) – a condition of the joints that leads to a weakening of the cartilage that lines and protects the bones. If you know you have OA, either your doctor has

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How to Prevent Runner’s Knee Syndrome

If you’re a runner (and even if you’re not), you may have run into Runner’s Knee. It’s technical names are Patellofemoral Syndrome or Chondromalacia Patella – terms often

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ATTN: Golfers – A Weak Back Makes You Weak in the Knees

After walking 18 holes of golf, Jim’s right knee feels stiff and achy. It seems to be getting worse and he’s concerned enough that he makes an appointment with his family physician. Jim is

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