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Don't Die from the Hospital

Don't Die from the Hospital The Stone Clinic
Hospitalization can be a pretty bad experience. Almost everyone needs a guardian to protect them while there. Here are some observations that may help you.

Getting High

Getting High The Stone Clinic
Winter sports are often enjoyed at altitude. Going to high elevations pushes all your cardiovascular systems to respond. Are you ready?

Uncommon Tips for Skiing Safety, 2019

Uncommon Tips for Skiing Safety, 2019 The Stone Clinic
Surely you have heard the usual advice: Get strong, stay flexible, don’t take the last run, and ski with a helmet. All fine and good—until you notice that the top skiers on ski teams, along with super fit backcountry skiers, all get hurt too. So let’s think about some of the less common ski tips and see if they keep you safe this year.

Aging Impact Score

Aging Impact Score The Stone Clinic
We have all become hypersensitized to the effects of the things around us, the activities we do, and the food we put into our bodies. If each activity has a negative and positive effect, can we score them? Here is my effort to create the “Stone Aging Impact Score” with each activity having a negative or positive effect on a scale of minus 10 to plus 10.

Daily Abs

Daily Abs The Stone Clinic
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 The Stone Clinic
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:

How to Run Without Pain

How to Run Without Pain The Stone Clinic
Pain and running: Do they have to go together? Not for everybody.
Here, in a nutshell, are my 10 best tips for diminishing pain while running:

Drop Dead at 100

Drop Dead at 100 The Stone Clinic
Drop dead in your 100s, playing some sport. This is our goal for our patients. If they can stay fit, recover from illness and injury, and keep their eye on the ball; dropping dead in action at 100+ is a great goal. Here is how to get there and how not to:

Top Ten Fit Tips for the New Year

Top Ten Fit Tips for the New Year The Stone Clinic
Each year we share our top tips for a fit New Year. All of us here at The Stone Clinic try to live these tips and see how we do. We recognize that the usual resolutions are often ignored or forgotten—so we try to recommend activities that are addictive. In a sense, we are “drug pushers”; we push endorphins, adrenaline, pheromones, and testosterone, the natural drugs that make our lives, and our patients’ lives, wonderful.

Psyched Up, Let Down: The Harvey Moment

Psyched Up, Let Down: The Harvey Moment
Sometimes, small mistakes — like failing to get centered, or get skillful advice — can have huge consequences. We saw an especially painful example during the recent World Series.

Kindness / Competency

Kindness competency
Our emphasis in life is often to be kind or to be competent, —but how often are we taught how to be both, especially when the stakes are high?

Pro Athletes: Where is the Advantage?

Pro Athletes:  Where is the Advantage?
Professional athletes have a lot of knowledge and resources - training, nutrition, massage etc. So how can we help them improve? Almost to a person, the one weakness that is most difficult to fix in athletes lies in the mind itself.

Travel fitness for the busy executive

Travel fitness for the busy executive
It is hard to stay fit when traveling each week. Between airline food, cramped airplane seats, hotels without gyms and time changes, the home-based fitness glow is dulled. Here are some tips for travel fitness for executives on the go.

80 Percenter

No need to go at 100% all the time
“Go full out, give 110%, push harder than ever etc. etc." Guess what? I’m an 80 percenter. And I’ll be a happy one for the rest of my life.

Hat tricks: Why they happen

Soccer - goal - finding flow
Hat tricks— three goals in a game, like Carli Lloyd’s feat at the Women’s World Cup—occur because the athlete and the team are in the flow. And success follows success. In surgery, clinical care, work and sports. The question is: Can it be predicted?
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