A Stitch in Time May Save You from… Opioids

SEVERAL MONTHS ago I turned on CSPAN: my go-to place in the middle of the night if sleep evades me. This night a panel was assembled before a congressional committee to answer questions about the opioid epidemic and in particular on “protecting the health and safety...

Whatever Happened to Real Physical Education?

In 1929 my mother sent me to Marymount, a convent prep Academy. The first year I was there the gym, big, bright and polished, held every piece of gymnastics equipment ever invented. And there was field hockey, a pool and track and field. At the start of my sophomore...

Muscles Are Our Biographers

IF YOUR BACKACHE, headache, hip pain or any other muscle-related pain has left you wondering “Where did this come from?,” think first about your muscles and how you have used them. “Muscles are witnesses to our adventures, athletic endeavors, the blows we suffer at...

Text Neck: All the Rage and All the Problems

THE TERM TEXT NECK is being used to describe the injuries and pain sustained from looking down at wireless devices for too long. It is also described as a “poor posture” problem that can lead to early wear-and-tear on the spine, degeneration and surgery. Physical...

Abdominals, Monthly Misery, and More

IF YOUR GYM CLASS was boring or you didn’t like sweat, you probably had menstrual cramps once a month, nine months out of the year… even if you didn’t really. Had you had a decent gym class, exciting and relevant, you would have had great abdominals and probably no...