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Satirical Aerobics

For years I have had a dream. It strikes me that most exercise videos are excessively earnest. Perky! Sincere! Cheerleader-esque! There seemed to be few, if any, home workout routines for people with a healthy sense of irony, and a taste for the absurd. My people. For too long I lacked the time, the equipment, and the chutzpah to make […]

The Five Stages of Healing (Bodyworker Edition)

Posted by on April 07, 2013 in Ankle pain, Exercise, Medicine, Pain, Physical Therapy, Plantar fasciitis, Rolfing, Stress, Yoga | Comments Off on The Five Stages of Healing (Bodyworker Edition)

Like a lot of other practitioners, I tend to suffer from bodyworker machismo. I spend my days treating other people’s pain, and ignoring my own. Which is exactly what I advise my clients not to do. Recently, I hurt my foot. The technical description of what I did was tearing the plantar fascia on my right heel, after changing my […]

Physician Heal Thyself

Posted by on July 13, 2011 in Back pain, Medicine, Physical Therapy, Piriformis Syndrome, Practicality, Sciatica, Yoga | Comments Off on Physician Heal Thyself

Image via Wikipedia –guest post by Sujatha Ramakrishna, M.D. Having a family full of doctors can be such a mixed blessing. Most physicians are aware of the pitfalls of being related to someone who knows way too much about every little ache or cough. When I was a fourth-year medical student interviewing for residency positions in psychiatry, I met up with […]

Weight Loss, Revisited

Posted by on May 03, 2011 in Diet, Exercise, Weight Loss, Yoga | Comments Off on Weight Loss, Revisited

Certain Foods Can Aid Weight Loss – NYTimes.com. Pureed vegetables in your casseroles? Seems devious and mildly depressing, but if you must. However, Pretty Lady’s advice for joyous weight loss is still relevant, so here it is, virtually unedited. 1. Do yoga. Yoga, by and large, will not directly help a person lose weight. It does, however, gently balance and nourish the […]