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October 20, 2017

Old News, New News: Type II Diabetes

This has been covered extensively here in many Posts covering diet, exercise, nutrition, and a half dozen other issues impacting the onset of Diabetes and how to prevent it. But this is “news”, so…

You could search this Blog for “Diabetes”, “Diet”, “Exercise”, or “Nutrition” to learn a lot more.



October 14, 2017

The Godfather of Fitness

I was just looking for a Jack LaLanne quote, which I found at Wikipedia, of course.

Reading the story on Jack LaLanne (a Chiropractic Doctor, by the way), I am just struck by what an amazing example he was. I remember as a child in the 60’s doing the floor exercises with my mother… In the 70’s his name and story were there as I read the works of Paul Bragg. In the 80′ his name always came up in the bodybuilding, muscle and fitness magazines that I read. I think it was the 90’s that he was famous as the juicing celebrity – not to mention the feats of strength that he would perform as he celebrated each decade of life – stunts that no one attempts to duplicate (that I know of).

He was something.

Oh, and the quote that I was looking for? It is the last sentence of this longer quote of his:

“Dying is easy. Living is a pain in the butt. It’s like an athletic event. You’ve got to train for it. You’ve got to eat right. You’ve got to exercise. Your health account, your bank account, they’re the same thing. The more you put in, the more you can take out. Exercise is king and nutrition is queen: together, you have a kingdom.”

October 13, 2017

A Little (Exercise) Goes A Long Way (Depression prevention)

As little as an hour of not-too-hard exercise weekly…

October 4, 2017

A Huge Finding

Here is the article about research on Lymphatic vessels in the brain.

We talk a lot about lymph drainage in Tai Chi – in particular there are certain exercises that we do in which we discuss the effect on the dura mater (the covering of the brain where lymph vessels are now known to exit). There are a lot of implications!

October 3, 2017

Just One Hour… of Exercise: Depression

Research on time well spent.

July 21, 2017

How Physical Exercise Prevents Dementia


Changes in brain metabolism… from exercise!!

From NeuroscienceNews.com

June 12, 2017

“… a large and growing body of research…” (on exercise and the brain)

“This extensive review resulted in three main observations. First, the most consistent behavioral effects of acute exercise are improved executive function, enhanced mood, and decreased stress levels. Second, neurophysiological and neurochemical changes that have been reported after acute exercise show that widespread brain areas and brain systems are activated. Third, one of the biggest open questions in this area is the relationship between the central neurochemical changes following acute exercise, that have mainly been described in rodents, and the behavioral changes seen after acute exercise reported in humans. Bridging this gap will be an important area of future study.”

May 16, 2017

Exercise… Again (this time it is Alzheimer’s)


May 5, 2017

91-Year Old Gymnast Gives Us A Reference Point

February 14, 2017

It just Keeps Getting Better… with Exercise

With some things (chiropractic, JuicePlus+, tai chi all come to mind), the more research there is, the more benefits get discovered.

Here exercise and it’s relation to eye sight come into better view: http://neurosciencenews.com/neuroscience-exercise-6111/

As if we need another reason to exercise.

November 30, 2016

Something To Think About


October 1, 2016

Now That Your Are Up

I recently wrote about stretching briefly before getting out of bed in the morning; then I talked about how to safely get out of bed. Now, that business of putting on socks, pants and shoes: the reported cause of so many episodes of lower back pain.

This is about how to move. How to move properly is basic new patient stuff: what we talk about in those first half dozen or so visits. It’s about bracing, and about breathing. It’s about bending and lifting (you don’t think that you are lifting much but the mechanics are the same, and the forces in your low back when you bend to do shoes or socks would shock you. And it’s about knowing a few tricks.

Here is one trick and I know that for some folks, when I talk about the stretch or lifting you foot onto your knee while in the sitting position and putting on socks or shoes from there, it is already too late: they have lost that level of flexibility and can not do it. Sorry, that is a different level of intervention and not Blog Post stuff.

If you can grab your feet then do it sitting down; bring that foot all the way across so that you are not bent over at the low back just to deal with feet: the flexibility should be in the hip. Use the shock and shoe opportunity to stretch out the hip a little, in sitting position. And it’s the same with pants if you know putting them on standing up is a challenge (remember ‘challenge’, ‘struggle’ and easy from earlier Posts? If not search those terms.)

Most important, probably, is that just like older folks may have to ‘gather’ themselves (be mindful) when they get upright or they could fall down faster than they got up, it is important for you to be paying attention to each step in the process and move deliberately.

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