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Two Simple Movements for a Strong and Healthy Back

While developing and maintaining good core strength is extremely helpful to protecting the spine and surrounding tissues against injury, it's equally important to work at improving usable strength of the trunk toward its end ranges. Read more

 

3-Minute Daily Routine For Healthy Shoulders

This is a simple 3-minute routine that I do twice daily to keep my shoulders optimally functional.

Start with your hands overlapped behind your back as high as you can comfortably place them. Gently roll back onto your bed or another comfortable surface. Repeat 5-10 times. Read more

 

Ross Stevens On What Bitcoin Does For The World

Ross Stevens is the founder and CEO of NYDIG, a leading custody provider for institutions and sovereign states looking to adopt a bitcoin standard in their treasury reserve policies. Read more

 

Look Up

Please take a few minutes to watch the following and then unplug and look up. Thank you Gary Turk. Read more

 

Death Gives Life Meaning | With Alex Honnold

I've been following Alex Honnold for a few years now, always inspired and terrified by his free solo climbing pursuits. Read more

 

Kai-Fu Lee's Letter to his Eldest Daughter as She Began University

Dear Daughter:

As we drove off from Columbia, I wanted to write a letter to you to tell you all that is on my mind. Read more

 

How To Improve Balance And Build Stronger Lower Extremities With A Slant Board

A useful tool for building stronger and healthier lower extremities is a stable slant board.

Standing facing downhill, keep your core strong and upright with your arms in front of you and squat down as low as you comfortably can for multiple repetitions. Read more

 

Financial Health Update

For those who have asked what they can be monitoring to gauge how much pressure the global economy is facing, I can suggest keeping an eye on the Euro and Yen. Both have fallen mightily against the USD because while the U.S. central bank continues to raise its fed funds rate to combat inflation, the European and Japanese central banks have little choice but to continue printing their respective currencies to buy their own government bonds to keep yields low enough to avoid mass insolvencies. Read more

 

How to Get More Out of Pushing Exercises

When doing pushing exercises like push-ups or dips, you can improve shoulder health and function by taking your upper body as low as possible during each repetition. When doing this with push-ups, you can use stable yoga blocks or parallette bars at varying heights to allow for greater range of motion and development of end-range strength. Read more

 

Reaching Out

Last week, a longtime reader of our newsletter asked for a referral to a doctor I trust in the Chicagoland area. The first person who came to mind was a fellow named Dr. Michael Krys, a highly decent person who I remember from my days as an intern as being supremely honest, caring, and skilled as a health care provider. Read more

 

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