The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Triathlon

    This week - a fun series with a post each day about triathlons.A triathlon is usually a race, where each competitor swims, bikes, and runs one continuous effort. The first person to finish all three is considered the course time-winner. The order ...

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  • Fast Fitness - Second Group Functional Training Exercise: Ankle Stability and Ability

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - the second of the promised series of Functional Fitness Training (call it FFT or Bookspan Basics until we create a better name) that you can teach your teams, squads, classes, students, kids, groups, battalions, etc.A...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 4.42

    Thank you Grand Rounds for including my post Fixing Posture - No Exercise Needed among the best medical posts of last week.Thank you The Blog That Ate Manhattan TBTAM for hosting Volume 4 number 42. TBTAM said my post was just about Fixing Posture...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 4.22 and JC

    Thank you to Daily Interview for hosting Grand Rounds 4.22 last week, and for including my post Cauda Equina - Result Not Cause.Grand Rounds on the web is a lot of work for the person hosting, who compiles links to their vote for the best posts a...

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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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M.Ed, PhD, FAWM

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

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