The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Thank You Grand Rounds 5.17 - In Sickness and Health

    Thank you to the blog In Sickness and in Health for hosting Grand Rounds this week and including my post New Years Resolutions for Fitness Success - Reader Hall of Fame in the list of best medical posts of the week.Grand Round host Dr. Barbara Ki...

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  • Fast Fitness - Fixing Your Handstand to Neutral Spine

    Last week's Fast Fitness showed a movie of how to step up into an easy handstand and get back down. This week shows a common pitfall - letting your lower spine sag under gravity - and how to fix it and hold neutral spine.My student Dennis, Olympic...

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  • Fast Fitness - Quick Warm Up

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - Warming up for activity.No need to bicycle or jog 10 minutes:Do 10 lunges straight down and up, shown in yesterday's post. Switch legs. Do 10 more. Standing lunges quickly raise body temperature, increase circulation,...

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  • Trainers Don't Exercise Enough? Functional Fitness Needed

    A study making repeated news was that less than half the athletic trainers in a recent survey get a healthful amount of exercise themselves. Of two hundred and seventy five certified athletic trainers who work with athletes, only 41% themselves ex...

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  • Thank you Grand Rounds 4.09

    Thank you MexicoMedStudent for hosting Grand Rounds 4.09 this week. Grand Rounds is a lot of work for the person hosting. The web version of Grand Rounds is a weekly medical post that lists their choice for the best medical posts of the week.Mexic...

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  • Exercise and Fitness in Decompression Sickness Risk

    In Train Exercise is Exercise Training, I mentioned the ongoing question in diving physiology research of how exercise can affect the risk of decompression sickness (the bends).It seems that exercise done during a scuba dive at the bottom increase...

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  • Another Way Exercise Helps Rheumatoid Arthritis

    A study described in Medline news seemed to give mysterious theories about strangely different body composition distribution of people with rheumatoid arthritis. What is this mysterious change? The people with the hardest time getting around had "...

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  • Fast Fitness - Stop Neck Pain From Biking

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - Save your neck while biking, while drinking from a water bottle while biking, and get a needed upper back stretch at the same time:Main concept - your neck is not a Pez dispenser. Don't tip and pinch back at the neck ...

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  • Save Knees When Squatting

    American baseball catchers have the occupational risk of meniscus tears in their knees. Yoga practitioners of certain squatting moves like "the eagle" and the hindu squat are more likely to get the same meniscus cartilage tears and early joint wea...

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  • Healthy Knees

    My Tuesday night martial arts students worked hard last night on sweeps, falls, tumbling, and quick recovery to their feet. Each week they also learn a new jump rope technique. They have been getting good at fast skipping, crossing the rope in mul...

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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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