Archive for July 2013

There is no such thing as cardio

By Dr. Matt Fontaine For decades many people have been on the long slow ride to nowhere.  Long hours of running on the treadmill or outdoors, long sessions on elliptical trainers, stationary bikes, cycling outdoors.  For many, these “cardio” sessions are a staple of their exercise regimen.  Many people believe that doing “cardio” sessions is…

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Squatting to Relieve Low Back Pain

By Dr. Matt Fontaine In countries where people spend a great deal of time squatting on their heels with their feet flat, there is a much lower incidence of low back pain and degenerative disc disease.  The squatting posture separates the interspinous space between vertebrae.  Patients with an increased curvature of the lower back (hyperlordosis)…

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