The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Thank You Dr. DeVoto for Grand Rounds

    This week Emily DeVoto, Ph.D. did the huge work of compiling Grand Rounds 3.11 at her blog "The Antidote: Counterspin for Health Care and Health News."Dr. Emily gave a fun encouragement to try my Quick and Easy Strength and Balance Exercise and ca...

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  • Thank you Grand Rounds 3.48

    Thank you Med-Source for hosting Grand Rounds 3.48, a collection of the week's best medical posts.Med-Source recommended that people with back pain read the Fitness Fixer post Prevent Back Surgery.

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  • Fast Fitness - Stronger Arms and Chest, and Core, Hip, and Leg Stability With A Friend

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - strengthen inner legs, thighs, arms, and core, while practicing neutral spine with a friend. More exercise than putting hands up on a bench or exercise ball.My students Johanna (1) and Diana (2) demonstrate the beginn...

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  • Thaipusam - Exercise of Body and Spirit

    At the end of January, I posted about the celebration of Thaipusam. Readers have been e-mailing, asking for photos and stories about our work there studying the devotional piercing, and the medicines, exercises, and nutrition practices done to pre...

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  • Equinox - An Exercise in Treating People With Equality

    Today is the equinox. As the earth continues on its yearly path around the Sun, the center of the disk of the Sun passed over the Earth's equator at 1:48 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time this morning (March 20, 05:48 Universal Time). At the date of the ...

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  • Spotting Back Pain During Running and Walking - What Do Abs Have To Do With It?

    The post Innovation in Abdominal Muscles showed one of the most common, yet most overlooked cause of lower back pain during long standing walking, and running.Readers sent excited letters stating they could finally see and feel why they had back p...

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  • Health & Fitness Third Edition at Last

    The long-awaited new third edition is now available of the sold out book Health & Fitness in Plain English - How to Be Healthy, Happy, and Fit For The Rest Of Your Life. I have been working on it for years.The third edition has important chang...

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  • What Is The Difference Between A Leg Press and a Squat?

    Is a leg press the same as a squat upside down? Both the squat and leg press bend and straighten the legs against resistance. But something special makes opposite forces on the joints.The post Exercising With A Friend - Partner Leg Press showed a ...

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  • Is Healthy Living Less Expensive?

    Do you have to spend money to be healthy? A look around typical food market carts shows much spent on unhealthy food and products (photo, right). This post is the start of a new Fitness Fixer feature of Fast Finance Fixes - saving money while bein...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds Profit In Medicine

    Thank you EdwinLeap.com for hosting Grand Rounds January 6th and including my post Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Surgery Unnecessaryin the list of the best medical posts of last week.On the web, Grand Rounds is a list of posts that the host spe...

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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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