Exercises

If you have ever been through physical therapy for any below the waist injuries, then my guess is that you probably spent part of that time exercising on a stationary bike. Cycling seems to be a basic component of many rehabilitation and reconditioning programs. I remember using the stationary bike at physical therapy after recovering from my ACL reconstruction of my right knee. At first, my knee was so swollen that I could only rock my foot...
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(Photo © 2013 Black Knight International)How many 77 year old men do you know who are in good enough shape to be invited to pose naked and appear in a popular magazine issue featuring some of the world’s best physiques? My guess is probably not many, but that is exactly what happened to former professional golfer Gary Player when he recently appeared in ESPN Magazine: The Body Issue. Despite his short stature, Gary Player was one of the...
 Jim Martin said the stroke he had two years ago wasn't that bad. The aftereffects are the problem.Martin's left side doesn't work well. His left hand is clenched most of the time. He can walk slowly with a cane.Martin, 73, hopes that a new walking device he was fitted for on Wednesday will help him move faster and reduce his fear of falling.To read more, please click here.
Diet soda, it turns out, may not be the panacea for weight loss that we all thought — and many hoped — it was.In fact, a Purdue University study has found that diet sodas may be linked to a number of health problems from obesity to diabetes to heart disease, just like their more sugary counterparts.Read more here.
PORTLAND, Maine — Portland is rolling out the yoga mat this weekend to welcome hundreds of practitioners to a statewide yoga festival.Yogis will converge July 13-14 at the East End Community School and East End Beach for two days of instruction, lectures, music and food at the inaugural Maine YogaFest. More than 30 local yoga instructors and 35 studios have partnered to create a weekend of events celebrating various styles of the Eastern...
Airing on PBS stations around the country throughout June, "Active With Arthritis" sees Dr. Vijay Vad presenting some of his best tips for those in need. This is a clip of Dr. Vad's presentation - check your local listings or go to www.pbs.org to find out when you can catch his entire segment.  
Last winter, Jackie Conn decided she needed to help Maine’s first responders to get fit. Conn, general manager of Weight Watchers in Maine, learned that a friend of her daughter’s had lost her father, a firefighter, to a heart attack. The Worcester, Mass., man was snowblowing after a blizzard when the heart attack claimed his life. Conn was struck by how much the public depends on first responders in an emergency, she said. “I just thought that...
I met a woman in December, 2012, who said she couldn’t lose weight – her doctor said it was impossible for her to do so. At least that’s what she said her doctor said. If that is true, I’d seriously like to have a conversation with any doctor who could claim such a definitive thing. She went on to tell me she had mixed connective tissue syndrome (first they thought it was Lupus but then sent her off with this diagnosis). After a short...
This past weekend was the first ever IDEA West conference. As usual, it was a wonderful experience to meet up with some of the very best educators in the fitness industry and share conversations, work, and have a little fun meeting new people. The goal of IDEA is to inspire the world to fitness. Peter and Kathie Davis have done just that year after year by creating this monster in the educational pursuits of fitness with their many...

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