Your Child Is Part Bear

You may be expecting some bear-related baby humor here. But this is actually a post about the amazing SI joint. I was just trying to tempt you into reading something that might sound dry. But it’s not! The SI joint is a fantastically complex and unusual joint. Scientists struggled over the years to correctly understand […]

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Evidence for Exercise as an Antidepressant

At last, research has yielded strong and reputable evidence that physical exercise both prevents the onset of depression, and reduces depressive symptoms. Did ya hear that? Exercise fights depression! Science proves it! (People knew exercise and mood were related. They just didn’t have strong research clarifying whether being depressed makes people exercise less than typical-mood […]

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Book Review: Even the Stiffest People Can Do the Splits

Eiko goes by one name. She’s a freethinking yoga teacher who works in Osaka, Japan, and she just published this English-language book through Rodale. Eiko’s premisePerforming specific stretches daily for a few minutes, will get most people–even the stiffest, least flexible–doing the splits in four weeks. What she means by “splits”Eiko, pretty reasonably, defines the […]

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Two Books to Read Before Going to Your Next Doctor’s Appointment

Doing Harm Maya Duysenbery The medical system is slow to change, and Duysenbery documents how the sexism endemic to the industry is still perpetuated–even by well-meaning healthcare professionals. Women are slower to receive diagnoses, even when presenting with identical symptoms as men. Women are also more likely to have their experiences discounted, or their reporting […]

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