The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Thank You Grand Rounds Healthcare Technology News

    Thank you Healthcare Technology News for hosting Grand Rounds this week and including my article Forward Air Head Syndrome - Doing Sets and Reps and Missing The Point of the Exercise in the list of best medical writing for the week.Congratulation...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 6.1

    Thank you Dr. Colin at Residency Notes for hosting Grand Rounds 6.1 this week (what happened to 5.6-5.9?) and including my article Prescription Acid-Reducing Drugs Produce Heartburn and Dependency in his selection of best medical posts of the week...

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  • Leg Exercise That Helps Your Back - Why The Lunge?

    I receive the question often, "What exercises should I do to stop my back pain?" I stress that that the exercises you need to do are to simply change away from all the injurious movements that are causing all the pain in the first place (left draw...

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  • Sunlight Eases Behavioral Problems of Dementia

    Several studies have found that sunlight helped with depression and agitation in elderly people. It is likely that younger people benefit also.Simple adjustments, not only in lighting, but scheduling daily outdoor activity and simple walks, may ea...

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  • Human Growth Hormone

    Actor Sylvester Stallone made news this week for being found with the drug Jintropin. Jintropin is a brand name for the drug growth hormone (GH).Growth hormone is naturally made in the pituitary gland of your brain. It does several things, includi...

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  • Why You Need Toe Stretches

    When you take your shoes off and stand up, do your toes turn upward by themselves, as in the photo at right? That is usually from tightness in the top of the foot. You can often see the tight, string-like tendons on the top of the foot pulling the...

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  • Grate Christmas

    Readers have been asking about overeating, drinking, not having time to exercise, and overstressing on the holidays. Is it unavoidable? How can you resist things that are bad for you. Of all times to mark an occasion that is meaningful to you, tha...

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  • Fast Fitness - Make Your Own Device to Strengthen Arms, Upper Body, Balance, and Core Stability

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - Get intensive upper body and core training, balance, fun, and another use for the stability board you built in October 24th's Fast Fitness - Make Your Own Balance, Agility, and Leg and Ankle Retrainer.Photos are still...

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  • Fixing Upper Back and Neck Pain

    The post Breasts Causing Upper Back Pain is a Myth explained that a tilted-forward position of the head and neck, called a forward head, is not the normal tilt to the neck. It is an avoidable slouch that causes much upper back, neck, and shoulder ...

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  • Top Diabetes Treatment is Exercise

    Diabetes causes such serious health problems that the risk of death is twice as high for someone with diabetes compared to someone of similar age without. More than 20 million people in the US have diabetes (colloquially called "the sugar" disease...

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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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