The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Thank You Grand Rounds Holiday for Including Our Academy's Awards

    Thank you to the blog Florencedotcom for hosting grand rounds this week and including Academy Awards - Academy of Functional Exercise Medicine Awards Leading World Health 2009 among votes for the week's best medical writing.This week's Grand Round...

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  • Diving With the Japanese Ama Divers

    Last week's story started our travel to several Japanese villages to live and dive with the AmaSan breath-hold divers, the SeaWomen. It continues here.The SeaWomen told me their stories. "I started when I was eight years old," one told me. "I gath...

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  • Getting Stronger is for Everyone

    I received several e-mails from people who tried the Quick and Fun Arm and Body Strengthener in the previous post. Readers were happy with their new-found understanding that being able to hold up their own body weight is important, empowering, hea...

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  • Does an Exercise Ball Make You Sit Straight?

    Healthline staff helpfully sent in photos of sitting at work on an exercise ball. Both photos show obvious slouching and forward rounding.A ball does not make you sit upright or prevent unhealthful, uncomfortable sitting position. You can sit upri...

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  • Fast Fitness - Fifth Group Functional Training: Ankle and Knee Safety With Lateral Movement

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - fifth in the series of Functional Fitness Training (FFT) to teach your group, teams, classes, students, kids, battalions…In this FFT, learn to be ready for changing direction, cutting, lateral movement, landing to the...

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  • Innovation in Abdominal Muscles

    A standard recommendation for back pain is to stand with one foot up, or in front of the other. Why? Pubs often have a foot rail to put your foot up. Why? This post shows 1. A major missed cause of the pain, 2. An innovative relief, 3. The missing...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 6.11

    Thank you nutsforhealthcare for hosting Grand Rounds this week and including my article How Many Sets And Reps Does It Take? in the list of best medical writing for the week.The medical community often does not look on fitness as legitimate medici...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds Vol. 5.47 - Cost Containment In Healthcare

    On the web, "Grand Rounds" is a list complied each week of the "best in medical writing of the week." This week, DrRich of covertrationingblog chose the theme of reforming health care costs, and included my post How Effective Are Medical Treatment...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 6.31

    Thank you Grand Rounds Vol. 6 No. 31 for including my article Fast Fitness - Stretch For Menstrual Cramps among the Grand Rounds votes of best medical writing of the week. It works for uterine cramps of several kinds and also is a nice front deep ...

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  • Prevent Pain From Returning - Readers Successes

    Readers have sent in their success stories on understanding how some of the most common musculoskeletal pain occurs so that they can keep it from coming back.Here are just four letters of success:1. From Monica in Montana last November:"Hi Dr. Boo...

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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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