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Ab Workout Exercise Ball
The abs have it. If you could focus on only one part of your body to change and strengthen, consider spending the rest of this year on your abdominal muscles. Here is why you should—and a simple exercise for getting the abs you deserve.

The World’s Dumbest Exercises

The World’s Dumbest Exercises
Exercise for fun, or for training, or both. Exercise wisely, in ways that help you in sports or your daily life. But don’t do exercises that are useless, or potentially injury-generating. Here are a few doozies that should not be on your list:

Stand Up

Stand Up
Stand up straight, like your mother told you to. Bad posture is a cause of multiple musculoskeletal problems. Here is what you can do.

Sports and Joints

Sports and Joints
Live long and let your joints prosper. Well-managed exercise—even running—can have real benefits for those with arthritic knee pain or joint replacement.

Patience

Patience
Many elements contribute to top athletic performance. Some are obvious—like diet and training—but another factor is more subtle.

Here’s a new joint. Now go home.

Here’s a new joint. Now go home.
Gone are the days when knee replacement surgery was almost as bad as the arthritis itself. The past year has brought vastly improved procedures, creating bionic patients in an outpatient surgery setting.

Our Bicycles, Ourselves

Our Bicycles, Ourselves
Bicycling is a terrific activity on many levels—but it’s not the perfect exercise. An obsessive focus on biking, in fact, can work against total fitness.

Alternatives to Running

Alternatives to Running
For Runners, a tragic side-effect of knee arthritis or injury is sometimes the end of their running career. But take heart—there are some very good alternatives.

My Process of Healing

My Process of Healing
When an orthopedic surgeon gets a taste of his own medicine, lessons are learned. After a successful partial knee replacement surgery, Dr. Kevin Stone recounts his personal journey down the road to recovery.

“Bend ze knees,” to improve more than just your skiing

To become a better athlete, the ideal method is the simple squat exercise.
“Bend ze knees!” he shouted, “pretend like you are making love, ja!” Those were the memorable instructions I heard years ago from the Austrian ski instructor behind me on the Alps. They hold true today for all sports.

Pick up a new sport every six months to keep you fresh

new-sport-at-any-age-avoid-arthritis
Of all my patients, regardless of age, those who are happiest seem to share one activity secret. They each add a new sport or activity every six months

Why being a hard-ass can sometimes be a good thing

Glutes control the power in the body
As you marvel the ability of ultra-fit athletes at the pinnacle of their sport, take some time to check out their butts.
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