Until It’s Gone

Yard work seems so innocent. After all, you only pull a few weeds, maybe mow the lawn and rake leaves or grass clippings. I finished about an hour’s worth of raking leaves and stuffing them into

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Short Cut for a Stronger Core?

Any of us who have or have had lower back pain will do a lot of things to prevent it or fix it. These big inflatable balls are supposed to do just that – help you “strengthen your core”

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Exercise Rule #2

I was in the gym standing next to a guy doing a “bicep curl”. Every time he bent his right elbow (dumbbell in hand) his head snapped over to the right, sideways, like he was ducking a bullet. Every

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How to Age-Reverse Your Body

I used to eat a lot of pies. By a lot, I mean 4 or 5 in one sitting. I don’t remember this. My dad told me about it. He said one time Mom Niles had spent all day baking pies and had set them out

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Why Neck Pain is Such a Pain in the Neck…and What to Do

Neck Pain likes to sneak up on you. It drops in for a visit, nibbles on your nerves, annoying you for a few days, then scampers away giggling the whole time. Kind of like unwelcome guests over the holidays. But

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John Wooden, Bobby Knight and Knee Pain

Bobby Knight and John Wooden are two of the most successful coaches in college basketball history. And their styles couldn’t be any more different. During the game, Wooden would most often sit quietly

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What Elon Musk Can Teach You About Your Bones

Elon Musk is convinced that humans will travel to Mars within seven years. I don’t doubt that he and his company SpaceX will solve the technological issues to get there. But, no one is talking about

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Why Do You Feel Tight Even Though You Stretch?

I was a high jumper in high school. And not a good one at the start. This was before the rise of the “Fosbury Flop”.  We used something called the “Straddle” where you lead with the front leg

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New Guidelines Reveal Answer for Lower Back Pain

Approximate read time: 3 minutes NY Times: https://goo.gl/PR2ilX Saying active with lower back pain is not bad advice. But what does “staying active” mean? Dr. Weinstein suggests, “I know your back

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To Maximize Strength and Minimize Injury Risk, Follow This Rule

Estimated read time: 3 to 4 minutes The Champions tour used to be known as the “Seniors” tour but apparently “seniors” wasn’t the best description. Me either. When does that happen

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