Got back pain? Want relief? Get moving!

Tweet In the confounding debate over how best to relieve chronic back pain, a recent study published in a top-tier medical journal gives a nod to a gentle form of yoga. But it also acknowledges the benefits of general exercise in alleviating back discomfort and tightness. So, you ask (shaking those ibuprofen like dice), what…

Working Out Your Issues

Tweet The Latest Twist in the Exercise-Mental Health Movement: Do Crunches While Talking Through Problems The body of evidence supporting exercise as a treatment for depression and other mood disorders continues to grow. Many psychiatrists and psychologists urge their patients to get more exercise and make other lifestyle changes. But perhaps no one takes this…

Oldest Living Disciple Of Joseph Pilates Tells All

Tweet I confess. It does me no credit, but I looked to have sport with 79-year-old Romana Kryzanowska. How could a woman billed as the oldest living disciple of Joseph Pilates, the maddeningly particular German developer of the eponymous core fitness discipline that has exploded in popularity, not be an easy target of ridicule? Be…

Colonoscopy Has Tense Moments, Painless Ending

Tweet By the time I climbed onto the hospital bed, I could feel the first goofy nudges of the Demerol. Following orders of the nurses, I rolled onto my left side. Through the gauzy narcotic shroud, my brain told me to brace myself for certain pain. I gripped the rail of the bed and waited.…