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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:

How to Run Without Pain

How to Run Without Pain
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
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

2018 Top 10 Fit Tips for New Year
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?

Growing old is not for sissies

Growing old is not for sissies
As we age, we develop three major physical weaknesses: Weak muscles, weak bones and poor balance. Since we all want to live well until the day we die, how do we solve these three problems?

Unforced errors

Unforced error - tennis ball hits the net
Why do the most elite athletes in tennis still have concentration lapses? Why do they miss so many shots, make so many unforced errors, have to psyche themselves up between each shot?

The “New Doctor” Disease

Young doctors
A new doctor, fresh out of a top residency and fellowship, wants all the right things at the wrong time.

Pushing in the clutch

Take a day off! You'll be surprised at the results.
Take Monday morning off. You'll find that remarkable things happen. You realize that the world can wait. You recognize that your own hyper drive won’t evaporate if it is not fed for a few hours.
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