Category Archives: Exercise and Fitness

Exercises to do for chronic lower back pain?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, My boyfriend is very tall and has had chronic lower back pain for over a year. He has always been physically active and is not overweight. We eat very healthy. He will begin seeing a Chinese doctor and acupuncturist soon. Is there anything else we should be doing? A: You are…

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Exercise helps weight loss after back surgery?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I had back surgery and am trying to lose the excess weight I have gained since the surgery. However, I have to sit at work all day, and when I sit too long my back gives me severe pain. What can I do to lose weight and get out of this…

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How to go about learning tai chi?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I am interested in learning tai chi. Where can I find more information about tai chi, including a place where I could learn? A: I am pleased that you show such enthusiasm about learning the ancient martial form of wellness and balance. Two online resources that could be of help are…

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