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 those who haven’t

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Belief is Real Medicine

The # 1 Rule of Recovery and Rebuilding – if you don’t believe you can improve, you won’t. This is because once we fix a certain outcome in our minds, we unconsciously seek evidence to

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Can’t Lose Weight? Be More Like a Dog

One of the keys to managing arthritic or painful joints is keeping your weight within an optimal range. And by the way, the images of people you see in the media – movies, television, Instagram,

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Heart vs. Head

This has been on my mind lately. The collision between Head and Heart. I’m a Heart guy but I come off as a Head guy to some people (it’s a work in progress, maybe I’m more heart now

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What’s the Story on Knee Cartilage Injuries?

From a reader recently: Hi Doug, do you have any recommendations for doctors and/or physical therapists in the New York City area who follow your way of thinking about cartilage regrowth? I am frustrated

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The Problem With Exercise

I generally avoid parties with a bunch of people I don’t know. Instead of finding it energizing, as a lot of people do, it’s sucks the energy out of me like a vampire – an energy vampire. But

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Ignoring The Bid

Have you ever been in a conversation with someone and right after you finish, the other person starts talking about a different topic? I mean the moment you stop. It’s as if he didn’t hear

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Why Stretch?

Because you feel tight. Or maybe something hurts. Maybe it’s because you think it’s the right thing to do like before a run or a workout. I had a “ah-hah” moment a while ago when

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Let’s Hang On

I didn’t think too much about getting older until about 60 years of age. Then my sense of time changed. Suddenly, it feels as if there’s not enough time in front of me to do some of things I want

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Why Do We Do The Stuff We Do?

An eternity ago, I fractured my lumbar spine in a failed attempt at dunking a basketball. Yeah, I know. You can save the commentary. Now, you would think, with me being a physical therapist with a long

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