The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • The Coming Two Weeks

    We leave in a few hours for Colorado and the Wilderness Medical Society Meeting.For the next two weeks, I'll have uncertain access to Internet, mail, or messages, to read or answer comments. I stored some fun posts for you. New Healthline staffer ...

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  • Tax Stretch

    The tax filing date is coming in a few days in the United States. Bending forward over a desk is a common source of sore neck and upper back.A nice stretch for the upper back is to stretch back.Stretching back reduces pressure on (unloads) the dis...

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  • Exercise Reduces Colon Cancer Risk

    The British Journal of Cancer published a study finding that, "Exercise, including manual labor, cuts colon cancer (the most common kind of bowel cancer) by a quarter."(1)Another study by the Division of Population Science at the Fox Chase Cancer ...

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  • Supportive Hard Shoes Linked to Knee Loading and Arthritis

    A Rush University Medical Center study has found that supportive, stable shoes increases the load on the knee joints compared with flat, flexible footwear or going barefoot.Researchers compared gait and knee joint loading of 31 patients with osteo...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 6.15

    Thank You Dr. Nick Genes for hosting Grand Rounds Volume 6, Number 15, the first of the New Year and including my Fitness Fixer Reader Hall Of Fame 2009 in the list of best medical writing of the week.Congratulations to all Fitness Fixer readers w...

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  • Children Have Huge Potential

    Don't miss this beautiful short clip sent to me by my Russian reader Tamara.Watch![youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZLaZyMpfUI&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0]Jurij years old is 7 and Karina 6If video doesn't load, tryhttp://www.youtube.com/wa...

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  • Reader Success - Using Good Bending For Shoveling Snow

    About two feet of snow fell over the weekend in the Northeast US. I got a lovely Christmas card shortly after. I wrote back to thank the sender for remembering me.KathyB replied,"I not only remembered you, I've had you on my mind, as I so often do...

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  • 91 Year Old Water Skier

    Edith McAllister was born in 1918 and lives in San Antonio. Here is a video of her water skiing at the age of 91.Click the > arrow to play this short movie:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-OzZppi1kw&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0]If v...

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  • Fast Fitness - Quick Strength for Everything

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - build on a previous Fast Fitness to increase strength of body and core. Strengthen almost everything with this fun move.The post Fast Fitness - High Core Strength For The New Year on January 2 2009 showed holding a pl...

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  • What is Thai Massage?

    There are many claims for massage, some real and some exaggerated or false. I searched for methods that provide real benefit. I studied sports massage in India and Nepal, and in certification programs of Shiatsu in Japan, TuiNa in China, and Nuad ...

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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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