Rehabilitative Exercise

A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on rehabilitative exercise...

Above Average Speed of Walking Predicts Longer, Healthier Life

Get walking. It's never too late. And walking speed makes a huge difference to the enjoyment of life as we age.

The Wrong Way to Strengthen Your Shoulder

The design of your shoulder joint leaves your tendons vulnerable to impingement, causing rotator cuff symptoms. Discover the simple exercise principles to strengthen your shoulder and avoid rotator cuff problems.

Much Better Than Gatorade

Skip the Gatorade - instead, a protein-rich shake after exercise helps your body build muscle.

More On Sedentary Lifestyle Effects

Sitting for a living can have profound negative consequences for your health. Here are a few strategies to help you get moving.

Top 5 Exercises to Strengthen Your Shoulder and Avoid Rotator Cuff Problems

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.

Barefoot Running Benefits – Reality or Hype?

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....

Cardio Conditioning for Back Pain

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?
Restore lean muscle

Restore lean muscle

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…

Alternatives to Sports Drinks

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...

Runners with Knee Pain

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.

The Myth of Deep Breathing

People assume that "deep breathing" is a good thing. But the situation is more complicated than that...

Hate Exercise? Fitness is Child’s Play

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?

Men Doing Yoga

Check out the blog MindBodyGreen for an inspiring story about yoga from a man's perspective.

Cut Your Heart Health Risk 50-70% – Or More

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.
Get fit in 45 seconds

Get fit in 45 seconds

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.

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