The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Replies to Medical Questions

    Dr. Auerbach of the Wilderness Medicine blog wrote an important post for the many requests we get for personalized medical replies. Internet articles are not intended as a substitute for care from your own providers. We don't diagnose, treat, make...

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  • Thank You Fat Doctor, Grand Rounds 3.30

    Fat Doctor, a clinician who describes herself as a "Famine-resistant family physician" hosted Grand Rounds this week on her blog, which she writes with a light touch.She recommended my postDoes Hyperbaric Oxygen Help Exercise Ability?and alsoTax S...

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  • Upper Body Built in Functional Fitness

    Reader Vietanh asks:"I enjoy the all day exercises using squat and lunge for my daily activities. Thank you for sharing your philosophy."However, those exercises are mainly for lower body. I would like to ask if there are good all day exercises f...

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  • Thank you Grand Rounds 3.24

    This week for electronic Grand Rounds, "Grunt Doc" did a smart job of gathering a variety of helpful medical posts to make Grand Rounds 3.24 in the clear organized way of the good former Marine that he is.Thank you Allen, for including my post Why...

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  • Tax Preparation Health

    Taxes are due April 15th. Piles of papers, forms, schedules, receipts. Readers have asked how to be healthier while working at the desk, and how to keep their cool during tax preparation.Several readers asked how to stop neck pain when looking dow...

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  • Fast Fitness - Improving Mental Fitness Through Language Study

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - a fun, quick, free resource to improve your vocabulary in many languages:Click www.travlang.com/wordofday/Listen to native pronunciation of the Word of the Day in a list of languages.The same page has a free registrat...

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  • Monks on Horseback

    The next post will be in a few days (or I will send it for someone to post for me). We won't have internet access. We will be in a remote northern mountain area near the Thai-Burmese border where the monks of the Archa Tong forest monastery ride ...

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  • Fast Fitness - Prevent Back Pain When Rowing

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - make rowing good exercise, not bad sitting:Don't round your spine forward (left). Rounding pushes discs outward. Left drawing shows disc pushing outward by bending the vertebrae to that they open in back. Rounded sitt...

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  • Plantar Fasciitis Part I

    Raina and several other readers asked about plantar fasciitis.On a house, a fascia is a flat horizontal surface just under the roof. In your body, a fascia is flat fibrous tissue that wraps your muscles and soft structures. You have fascia in seve...

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  • Fast Fitness - Hip Stretch and Spine Stability Training When Stretching Legs

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - Retrain your standing leg stretches to hold your spine and hip in healthful position, get more stretch to the front of the hip, use your back muscles, practice balance, and learn functional stretching - the way your...

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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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