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Keep Your Back Healthy With These 5 Exercises

Since last fall, I’ve been going great guns on my daily yoga practice. One month turned into three and then nine. On top of that I walk my dog every day; 3.5 miles is the norm. This routine seems to meet all of my physical and mental needs. I think …

How to Make Peace With Your IT Band

Of all the nagging pains I hear runners complain about, IT band pain seems to be the most common. To make things worse, it’s one of those injuries that with time and rest goes away, only to return again when you least expect it. I get it. I…

Yoga for Heavy Lifters

  Look, I love Arm Day and Leg Day as much as the next person, and I have no plans to take them away from you if that’s your jam. I’m just gonna ask you for a small favor, on behalf of your muscles — and for your own good. Try y…

The ART of Active Release Technique

After several years of knee problems related to running, I was healed by a guy sticking his thumb in my ass. Okay, maybe that oversimplifies it a little bit. AllIow me to start from the beginning: Injuries suck. For those of us who are accustomed to …