The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Blacksburg

    Colleagues and friends at Virginia Tech have asked us to remember them today, Friday April 20.Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,Where there is hatred, let me sow love;where there is injury, pardon;where there is doubt, faith;where there is...

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  • Pearl is 97

    After reading about success with exercise and stretching over various posts including Monday's Getting More From a Hip Stretch, reader Dr. Alan, sent this photo at right of his mother Pearl, age 97, stretching her hip. The straighter upright you ...

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  • Fast Fitness - Healthier Sports Shake

    A New Zealand swimmer asked for more sports nutrition. Here is Friday Fast Fitness - quick, good tasting sports shakes - cheaper and healthier than store-bought.My father and grandfather, (and great-grandfather+) were Ice Swimmers. We all swam all...

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  • Bending Right is Fitness as a Lifestyle

    Readers asked for more pictures of healthy bending around the house and workplace during daily life. They've been getting excited about the idea that daily life is the way to physical ability and health, instead of stopping life to do a bunch of e...

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  • Diving Women of Korea - The Haenyeo

    In the previous two weeks, I wrote about the Japanese diving women, the Ama. Readers asked about the divers of Korea. Although they are sometimes called Ama divers, "ama" is a Japanese word. The Korean diving women are the Hae-nyao. Both ama and h...

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  • Patience and Pomegranates

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - practice patience and peel pomegranates for hand dexterity, and the antioxidants and fiber you can't get from juice.It's pomegranate season. For the next few months, look for red, round fruit with edible seeds, called...

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  • Thank you Grand Rounds 3.54

    Thank you Dr. Rob of Musings of a Distractible Mind who hosted Grand Rounds 3.54 entirely in Dr. Seuss rhyme. Calling my post Friday Fast Fitness - Better Shoulder and Triceps Stretch an "Ever Electrifying Encore" he wrote:"First is from Jolie who...

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  • Regular Exercise Reduces Cold and Flu Incidence

    A giant cold germ is pictured at left.Studies first started to report the benefit of exercise to reduce incidence of colds when looking at recreational exercisers, who reported fewer colds once they began regular running. Later research on exercis...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 4.29

    Thank you Dr. Wes for hosting Grand Rounds 4.29 this week and including my post A Laugh at Sedentary Mindset among his votes for the best medical posts of the week.Dr. Wes called the post, "a funny, yet disquieting, video on the sedentary-mindset ...

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  • New Program - Exercise is Anti-Aging Medicine

    The 16th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine & Regenerative Biomedical Technologies, will be held at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Washington, DC. July 17-19.The meeting marks the launch of a new curriculum of "Exer...

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M.Ed, PhD, FAWM

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

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