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Thank You Doc Gurley For Grand Rounds 5.44

While I was away teaching at the Wilderness Medical Conference (and backpacking to and from the conference), the blog "Doc Gurley" chose my post Weak Hips on Purpose? Running Injury and Hip Strengthening for Grand Rounds Vol. 5 No. 44.

This is nice because three previous Grand Rounds rejected this post. Readers have asked why. Some of the reasons given by previous host were that exercise isn't medicine, that doctors don't need to know exercise, and other mindsets that are helpful to know. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has started a major campaign that "Exercise is Medicine." Fitness Fixer readers know that not all exercise is good medicine and what we do is change that so that medicine and fitness is healthy again. We Make Exercise Healthy Medicine.

Doc Gurley's Grand Rounds was written in the theme of a mystery story. She started "Act Two Of The Mystery" with the post Weak Hips on Purpose, writing:
"Dr. Jolie Bookspan, The Fitness Fixer wrote about running injuries and hip strengthening in her post ‘Weak Hips on Purpose?’ She regularly covers making exercise medicine healthy – moving in real life, not just a gym and here she writes about the mystery of what really causes lower leg injuries."
On the web, Grand Rounds is a collection of the best on-line medical posts from the past week. A different host works hard each week to find and list the articles. This is different from the Grand Rounds in a hospital, which is a lecture for doctors about a patient or topic.

Thank you to this week's host for doing the hard work of collecting and featuring our posts.

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Dr. Bookspan is an award-winning scientist whose goal is to make exercise easier and healthier.