The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Another Reason to Avoid Surgery - Catching Fire "A Bigger Risk Than Thought"

    Operating room fires have seriously injured, even killed patients, and are more common than previously believed.Data released by the State of Pennsylvania showed 28 operating room fires a year for the past three years in Pennsylvania. Nationally t...

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  • Fast Fitness - Fix Flat Feet, Pronation, and Fallen Arches

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - feel how your own muscles work to hold arch support, so that you can have healthy arches without artificial shoe arch supports or orthotics, which weaken the supporting muscles from disuse:Stand with feet parallel and...

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  • Fast Fitness - Getting Exercise Making Holiday Light Power

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - Why pay money to go to a gym to use electricity to power a treadmill or exercise bike, when it should be the other way around.Burn calories and save money generating electricity to power holiday lights for your house ...

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  • How Effective Are Medical Treatments For Back Pain?

    Many well-known conventional treatments for injured athletes and military personnel came from ways to keep wounded combatants able to continue fire, not to maximize their long-term survival or later health.Years of my career laboratory research wa...

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  • Living Under The Sea

    Since I was small, I wanted to be a scientist. I wanted to study physiology under the sea. I wanted to live underwater, and for a time, I did. This is how I found out about exploding toilets.I grew up to be a scientist in extreme physiology - the ...

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  • Diver Down Flags - Boating, Swimming, SCUBA Safer and Smarter

    My father, some of my brothers, and I loved swimming together in a cold river in the northern United States. We enjoyed fun discussions treading water at the turn-around points. One day, a speedboat left the boating lanes and came at us. I stared ...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 5.23

    Thank you to The Blog That Ate Manhattan for including my post Hamstring to Quadriceps Ratios Not the Answer in Knee Injury in the Volume 5 number 23 edition of Grand Rounds.On the web, Grand Rounds is a collection of the best on-line medical post...

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  • Fast Fitness - Third Group Functional Training Exercise: Ankles and Knees in Jumps and Landings

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - third in the series of Functional Fitness Training (Bookspan Basics) to teach your teams, squads, classes, students, kids, groups, battalions, etc.Assemble your group in neat rows. Stand in front in view of all. Tell ...

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  • Fast Fitness - Even More Core With No Forward Bending

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - build on a previous Fast Fitness for increased strength of body and core. Strengthen almost everything with this fun move.Fast Fitness - High Core Strength For The New Year showed holding a plank (pushup) position wit...

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  • Functional Achilles Stretch

    Sitting in full squat with heels down can be healthful and useful. Squatting for daily life is a built-in Achilles stretch, more effective and functional than the standard "lunge and lean stretch" against the wall, or lowering one heel from a step...

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About the Author


M.Ed, PhD, FAWM

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

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