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In pursuit of youth while aging

When my daughter is having a bad day or is not feeling well, I tell her to do 25 pushups and then tell me how she feels. While this has become a family joke, it is true that exercise, such as running increases endorphins and a sense of well being. Whether or not 25 pushups elicits that same physiological response as does endurance exercise is not the point. Getting your arms pumped up from doing a set of pushups feels good and feeling good is the point.

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The healthy path or the unhealthy path

When we are young it is easy to ignore the future and to live for the moment, but in those moments did you ever wonder whether or not it was that one missed workout or that one big meal that was going to set you on the path to weight gain and the associated diseases that come with excessive weight?

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Snapping, crackling or popping of the knee

I am often asked what it means when a knee makes noise during an exercise routine. If the person asking the question is exercising under my immediate guidance, I tell him or her to stop the exercise. Then, if no pain reduce the resistance, check for proper mechanics and restart the exercise and monitor at a lower intensity for a set.

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Runners - Technique and Surface matters

"Interestingly, when running is compared to walking, since you take fewer steps per mile when you run, the total amount of force that the knee sees is often less in smooth running than in walking. So technique and surfaces really do matter." Kevin Stone, MD

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Fighting insurance companies at our weakest moment, bankruptcy and health care

 As I read such stories, I become very troubled that a human being fighting for his or her life must spend so much time navigating the health care system. Instead of focusing on life, surviving and family a person with a terrible disease, and in this case, even an insider with good insurance must fight the system and potentially wake up questioning whether or not living should be the goal.

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