The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Gluteal Muscles Myth - Shaking The Dog's Paw

    The post Spotting Back Pain During Running and Walking - What Do Abs Have To Do With It? showed the common and painful bad posture of standing with too much inward curve in the lower back, called swayback and hyperlordosis. A reader mailed me an a...

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  • Natural Hard Exercise - Stuart's Community Health Stewardship Continues

    Reader Stuart Wood did a magnificent thing. He took charge and started teaching my work to reduce the high rate of strain-related injuries in his community for projects ranging from school health to senior health to water harvesting in hi...

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  • Time of Death From Body Temperature?

    Television crime dramas often include a scene where time of death is predicted based on body temperature and cooling rates. Is this an accurate method?After death, metabolic processes that make heat in the body stop. The body begins cooling. Cooli...

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  • Mr. America Appointed Academy Practitioner

    Mr. Jim Morris won the Mr. Universe title in 1977, was inducted into the Physical Fitness Hall Of Fame with Bill Pearl and Jack Lalanne in 1978, won Mr. Olympia Masters in 1996, and other awards.He continues bodybuilding at age 73, able and active...

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  • Fix Back and Neck Pain Workshop

    On Oct 20 and 27th 2007, Temple University Center City (TUCC) Campus in downtown Philadelphia will hold a fun, fast moving workshop, "Fix Your Own Back Pain - Medical Breakthroughs in Non-Surgical Treatment." The class is a combination of fun and ...

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  • Stomach Acid Drugs Increase Osteoporosis and Hip Fractures

    A study from the University of Pennsylvania reported in the BBC News found that taking a class of drugs that reduce stomach acid, called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), for at least a year increased risk of hip fracture by 44%. Taking the drugs for...

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  • Does Running Ruin Your Joints?

    A study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found no evidence of accelerated rates of osteoarthritis among long-distance runners.Further, weight-bearing exercise like running helps stave off osteoporosis by maintaining bone mineral dens...

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  • Human Rights Day Dec 10

    December 10th is Human Rights Day.The health of humanity is accomplished by freedom, equality, dignity, and the conscience for all to act in goodness to each other.The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in 1948. Read it in languages...

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  • Thank You Health Business Grand Rounds 5.24

    Thank You Health Business Blog for including my post First Winner - International Academy of Functional Sports Medicine Logo Design in this week's Grand Rounds selected medical posts.On the web, Grand Rounds is a collection of the best on-line med...

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  • Feeling Better Than She Ever Has Part II - Fixing Herniated Disk and Reclaiming Active Life

    Barbara lives in a little town of 300 people in Yukon Canada - map at right. Part I of Barbara's story last Wednesday described why it didn't take six weeks to fix Barbara's herniated discs and severe sciatic pain and numbness, but it was six week...

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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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