Muscle Health

A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on Muscle Health...
Do we really need to drink all that water?

Do we really need to drink all that water?

If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard that drinking 8 glasses of water a day of 8 ounces each is good for your ...
Guest article: Touch & healing – what’s depth got to do with it?

Guest article: Touch & healing – what’s depth got to do with it?

Touch has a broad spectrum of healing benefits; oftentimes lighter massage techniques trigger these beneficial effects more effectively than deeper methods.
The five new vital signs

The five new vital signs

When you go for your annual physical there are a number of routine "vital signs" that your doctor checks: your ...
Guest article on Trigger Points

Guest article on Trigger Points

My colleague Nancy Sheehan is a massage therapist I recommend in Cranbury, NJ. Check out an article she's ...
Another reason bouncing back from an injury can be a challenge

Another reason bouncing back from an injury can be a challenge

Once you've injured your muscles or joints, it can be a challenge to return to full activity without further risk. ...

How much protein are you getting in your diet? How much do you need?

Adequate protein intake is important to maintaining muscle mass as you age.
The one exercise you’ve got to do to prevent falls

The one exercise you’ve got to do to prevent falls

Strengthening your toe muscles is one of the single most important things you can do to prevent falls.

Grip strength is an important component of health

Grip strength is an important health measure that's usually left off of the general physical exam

Nordic hamstring exercises and why you need them

Eccentric training of the hamstrings with Nordic hamstring curls reduces the incidence of hamstring injuries.

Weight training and bone density

Weight training is an essential part of a program to maintain muscle mass and prevent fragility fractures.

Tendon Problems and Your Brain

The brain is invariably involved in chronic tendon problems, and creative treatment solutions are needed.
My Brother-In-Law Keeps a Supply in His Golf Bag

My Brother-In-Law Keeps a Supply in His Golf Bag

Using NSAID's to alleviate the pain of muscle and tendon injuries will get you back onto the field of play sooner but may lead to poorer results in the long run. Here are some alternatives....

Guest Article: Four Types of Shin Splints and Their Causes

Chris Mallac describes different causes of shin splints and how to respond to each variety.
Don’t let your healing get stuck between second and third gear

Don’t let your healing get stuck between second and third gear

Transverse friction massage is one of several methods that can jump-start your healing when you have a nagging, chronic problem.

Which Exercise Builds the Most Muscle Mass the Quickest?

The benefits of the squat exercise for developing muscle mass and practicing alignment control.

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