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How to Improve Balance and Proprioception

After posting a clip of a simple game that can be used to improve joint position sense and balance, I received a number of messages from readers asking for ways to work on proprioception when one doesn't have a partner to work with. Read more

 

The Ideal Way To Do Push-Ups

To be optimally mobile and agile, it's helpful to treat every exercise as an opportunity to strengthen your core - doing so will improve movement and balance in all planes and decrease risk of injury. Read more

 

Rotational Movement For Healthier Shoulders

One of the most common reasons for having pain while using arms overhead is having limited rotation through the glenohumeral (shoulder) joints.

Having a healthy range of internal and external rotation through your shoulder joints will help ensure that you can use your arms overhead without unnecessary restrictions. Read more

 

Exercises for Foot and Ankle Pain

Given the number of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles that make up our feet and ankles, I have long felt that rather than spot treat areas of pain and stiffness, it makes more sense to work at improving overall blood circulation and joint play throughout the many articulations involved. Read more

 

What to Eat - Principles of Healthy Eating

What you eat isn't the only determinant of your overall health status. There are plenty of other facets of your life that play major roles in determining how functional and energetic you are.

Here's how I think about the role that diet plays in contributing to health and disease: Read more

 

Are You Drinking Plastic With Your Hot Coffee or Tea?

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If you often drink hot coffee or tea through a plastic lid, I would encourage you to find an alternative solution to the lid. Read more

 

If You Drink Coffee

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Updated on May 13, 2019

Dear Dr. Kim:

For years I had the impression that coffee was not a good beverage for people due to its caffeine content. Read more

 

5 Thoughts

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With our young teenage boys thinking more about what lies ahead for them, I jotted down the following thoughts which I shared with them earlier today: Read more

 

The Best Strawberries

7 Mobility Exercises for Better Posture

This is a routine of mobility exercises that can help address chronic shoulder and upper back pain and stiffness. You can find more details on doing each of the exercises described below by searching for them in our Mobility Exercises Archive.

Start with Cow-Cat, alternating between full flexion and extension of the spine while on all fours. Read more

 

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