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Apple Cleanse

Now that autumn has arrived for those of us living above the equator, let's have a look at a simple detoxification routine that you can follow without making any major changes to your daily routine.

Here's what you do:

Eat nothing but apples - any variety you like - whenever you are hungry, from the time that you wake up to the time that you usually have dinner. Read more

 

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

 

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 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

 

Integrating Lower Body, Core, and Upper Body Strength

To integrate lower body, core, and upper body strength, I like doing various jerks and presses with a kettlebell. If you don't have a kettlebell or dumbbell, you can use anything that you can comfortably hold in one hand like a can of soup. Read more

 

How To Manage Arthritis Naturally

A short while ago, I spoke at length with a new client about the nature of her arthritis and how different it is from osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease).

Our conversation made me realize that I should write up an entire piece discussing this, as I'm certain that there are some among our readership who don't have a clue why their joint pain is getting worse by the year despite giving their affected joints adequate rest. Read more

 

Modified Front Lunge Squat for Healthier & Stronger Knees

For healthier knees, it's often helpful to do lunge squats where you take the front knee out beyond the plane of the same-side foot. The idea is to increase end-range strength, which promotes healthy blood circulation through the ligaments in and around the knees. Read more

 

How To Get The Most Nutritional Value Out Of Watermelon

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Watermelon is hands down, our family's favourite summertime fruit - how can you not love refreshingly cold cubes of sugary crisp watermelon? Read more

 

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