Category Archives: Injury prevention

Preventing Repetitive Stress Injuries

Recently the L.A. Times  had a story about classical musicians and repetitive stress injuries, sometimes leading to pain so severe it ended their careers. Repetitive stress doesn’t just affect musicians. It can strike office workers with carpal tunnel injuries, inflamed … Continue reading

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Gardening Without Back Pain Video

My last blog was about gardening and not hurting your back, check it out here if you missed it. Then I thought that it would be even more helpful if I showed how to do things right. So with the … Continue reading

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Saving Your Back Gardening

It’s spring, and Mike Nowak has a new gardening show on channel 102 Comcast, Dig In Chicago. In honor of the new beginnings, we’ll talk about putting in a garden without hurting yourself. Let’s say you’re ready to dig up … Continue reading

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Strengthening the Core Video – Preventing Injuries

What if this New Year resolve was different? What if you made a resolve to get into shape and you got results? Too often people start a new exercise regime and it fizzles out. One reason for this is choosing … Continue reading

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RECOVERING AFTER THE MARATHON

The Chicago Marathon is Sunday, October 9th.  You’ve been training long and hard preparing for the big day but what about after the race and the days that follow?  What will help you recover faster? For that matter, what would … Continue reading

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Exercise and Heat

It’s summer, the sun is shining and it’s great to get outside and get some exercise.  Except that its way too hot and humid to be comfortable and it might not even be safe. This is the time of year … Continue reading

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Back Saving Gardening Tips Hits the Radio

On Sunday, July 24th, I was invited to speak about gardening and not getting hurt on the Mike Nowak radio show.  His show is on every Sunday morning, 9-11, on WCPT, Progressive Talk Radio, 820 am.  It’s a great show … Continue reading

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Preventing Running Injuries

“I was training for a (bleeping) triathlon, and I hurt my (bleeping bleeping) ankle!“ ————#mayor_emanuel The mayor limped into the press room and admitted he’d hurt his ankle on a training run. This puts his triathlon goal in doubt. He’s … Continue reading

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I’ve Got A Goal – Backpacking in the Enchanted Valley (Part 1)

AR writes : I’m a boomer with a desk job, but I’m not in bad shape. I do a lot of cycling so my legs are pretty strong, and my endurance is good. I do fine on day hikes. Mostly … Continue reading

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I’VE GOT A GOAL

You’ve decided it’s time to take that next step.  Run a marathon, cycle a century, test yourself with a triathlon.  You’ve got a goal. Now you’ve got to do it. Goals are important in fitness. They help keep us motivated … Continue reading

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