After The Colonoscopy

I have a colonoscopy coming up soon (always fun). The doctor’s office handed me a very comprehensive set of instructions for the prep before the colonoscopy, but no instruction on what to do after. I found an article by Karen Larson, former editor of Bottom Line...

Avoiding Back Injuries

In my last blog I mentioned Dr. Stuart McGill, aka. the “back mechanic.” I want to share a few more tips from him so you can hopefully avoid injury. Injuries can happen when you least expect it. ” First thing in the morning: After eight hours in bed,...

HIPS DON’T LIE

Working in the fitness world for more than 30 years, I’ve seen more than my share of injured backs. Many of these injuries occurred from persons performing loaded squats (I don’t do them). The conventional notion is that everyone should squat “ass to...

Posture and Daily Activities

As I mentioned in the last blog, I found some helpful hints regarding keeping correct posture while doing daily activities, in the current issue of Consumer Reports On Health. They are: Picking things up. For light objects, such as laundry from the dryer, bend at the...

OLDER AND SMARTER

It’s no secret that with advancing age, one’s abilities and appearance change. One of the biggest changes is it becomes harder to maintain good posture. Working with the geriatric demographic, “forward head” is problematic. Your head weighs...

The Quarantine 15

I was talking to a friend the other day when she mentioned she had developed quarantine 15. Seeing the perplexed look on my face, she went on to say that in the 6 weeks she’d been staying put, she’d gained 15 pounds! “None of my pants fit...