The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Stop Lower Back Pain From Swimming and SCUBA Part II

    Yesterday's post explained the most common hidden cause of lower backache after swimming and scuba diving. Swimmers and divers who get this chronic pain are often misdiagnosed with SI (sacroiliac) joint dysfunction, arthritis, disc injury or vario...

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  • Fast Fitness - Cooling Exercise Drink

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - quick vitamin and fiber-rich sweet drink helpful before and after exercise:Put fresh watermelon slices in a blender, seeds and all. Blend to a sweet smooth drink.Depending on your blender, you may need to push the sl...

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  • Fitness and Health as a Lifestyle for Thanksgiving

    If you think you won't have time to exercise over the Thanksgiving holiday, here is good news. This post will show you how to move in healthy ways so that you have healthy exercise built-in to all the cooking, shopping, furniture moving, and socia...

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  • Fast Fitness - Balance and Ankle Stability in the Dark

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - quickly improve balance and ankle proprioception - the ability of the ankle and foot to correct positioning, reducing sprain and fall potential.This one helps balance for daily life, and also helps footing in darkness...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds ACPHospitalist

    Thank You ACPHospitalist for hosting Grand Rounds this week and including my article Knee Pain When Running - Check Your Yoga among the votes for best medical writing of the week.ACPHospitalist writes, "Not all exercise is always good exercise, a...

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  • Why So Many Aerobics Injuries?

    A recent New York Times article quotes aerobics teachers and devotees saying they now have painful, chronic injuries from years of aerobics classes. Why did this happen?I receive frequent e-mails from aerobics instructors, many only in their 20s a...

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  • International Martial Arts Association - Weekend Event Nov 10-12

    Next weekend my husband Paul and I will be in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the Eastern U.S.A. International Martial Arts Association (EUSAIMAA).Every November they hold an exhilarating weekend of training, seminars, and events for hundreds of marti...

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  • Don't Fall for "Don't Sit Up Straight"

    An article getting much attention in news and blogs carries the headline, "Don't sit up straight." Many people have been overjoyed to read this. The news articles state that recent studies say not to sit up straight due to the pressure it puts on ...

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  • Fast Fitness - Pro-Social Behavior Improves Health of All

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - Doing selfless good is not only for the benefit of the receiver. Move your body and brain to make a happier world, passed on like a game of tag.Lily is one of my martial arts students. She writes:"In my Psychology cla...

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  • Quick, Feel-Good Upper Back and Chest Stretch

    Today 37 new students were waiting when I came in to teach yoga. I was their New Year's Resolution. Most were sitting bent over forward, rounding their back to stretch. When I walked through the gym to get to the teaching room, I walked past a gym...

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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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