Sitting for a living can have profound negative consequences for your health. Here are a few strategies to help you get moving.
Shoulder problems are an all-too-common occurrence. Dr. Lavine offers guidance on the best exercises to keep your shoulder flexible, strengthen your rotator cuff, and avoid shoulder pain.
I heard a lot about "barefoot" running and wanted to find out more about it, so I read much of the research and even tried it out myself....
Proper exercise is critical to alleviating low back pain and keeping it from coming back. Exercises for core support and spine limbering are well-established modalities in the war on back pain. But what about the specific effects of cardiovascular conditioning on the low back? Can low back pain sufferers help themselves by hitting the treadmill?
Chronic pain and chronic illness drain your body of its strength. Not only do you feel weaker, you actually lose muscle bulk. And the longer the problem goes on, the more muscle mass you lose. But wait, it gets worse…
One of the super-fit athletes in my practice asked me if there was a healthy way to hydrate and boost energy during a race. Yes, Virginia...
If you have outer knee pain when you run, you may have iliotibial band friction syndrome. Dr. Lavine has published an article updating our knowledge of its causes, diagnosis, and treatment.
People assume that "deep breathing" is a good thing. But the situation is more complicated than that...
What ever happened to fun? I mean old-fashioned physical fun? Is there a Wii in everyone's future, or will hula hoop, jump rope, pogo stick, and frisbee make a comeback?
Check out the blog MindBodyGreen for an inspiring story about yoga from a man's perspective.
You don't have to be a health nut to be healthy. On the other hand, you're nuts if you can't find time to exercise - it has a marked effect on your cardiovascular risk.
Want to cut your exercise time short but get improved results? There's a growing consensus that high intensity interval training (HIIT) is effective for building strength and protecting your heart.
Regardless of your age or state of fitness, you can always improve your level of conditioning and build toward a healthier future.
Strength training is an important part of fitness and health. But you've got to do it right. This article debunks three myths about resistance exercises.