The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Köszönöm Grand Rounds 3.25

    Nagyon köszönöm (thank you very much) to Hungarian medical student Bertalan Meskó who hosted Grand Rounds this week, the electronic gathering of the best medical blog posts of the week.Bertalan chose my post Using Abdominal Muscles is Not Tighteni...

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  • Fast Fitness - Strengthen Yourself by Lifting Up Others

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - strengthen your thoughtfulness by uplifting your community:Carry simple thank you notes with you, and a working pen.Write and leave a short sincere thanks to those who often deserve and rarely hear the words.Ideas - c...

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  • Fast Fitness - Healthier Holiday Shopping

    Here is Fast "Black Friday" Fitness - In the rush of holiday consumerism and overindulgence in acquisitions, take pause:TOMS is a shoe company who gives away shoes to children who have no shoes.For every pair you purchase, TOMS will give one pair ...

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  • Fixing Fitness Myths

    "The public has an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except which is worth knowing." - Oscar WildApril 1 seems to be a day to notice, more than usual, if things in the news are not facts but April Fool. On other days, urban legends and oth...

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  • Kneecap Tracking - Don't Miss These Reasons It Doesn't Get Better

    Captain Scott, pilot, athlete, all around good reader, asked about knee pain when the kneecap (patella) "slides to the outside due to tightness in the tendons and muscles on the outside of the knee." His physician recommended surgery to cut the ti...

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  • Fast Fitness - Better Than Ice Cream, Quick Homemade Healthy Treat

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - one of my own favorites - good for a pre-game meal, exercise recovery food, desert, and quick snack. It tastes like chocolate ice cream, sweet and creamy, but made of healthy food, no sugar or dairy, good amounts of ...

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  • Can Anyone Get A Computer To A Great-Grandmother?

    This is an unusual post. Long-time Fitness Fixer success Ivy from New Zealand, continuing inspiration to many readers, wrote me a good-bye and thank you. Her computer is broken. Can anyone help this situation?Ivy is a Great-Grandmother (pretty dar...

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  • Fixing Leg Numbness, Back Pain, Flank Pain, Knee Pain, Nerve Pain, Three Unhealthy Surgeries, Part II

    In Part I of this post on Monday, photographer Bernie tells of fixing years of pain that doctors told him only surgery would fix, even after three surgeries. Here is a look "behind the scenes."10 March 2005, Bernie e-mailed me:"I've had this per...

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  • Safer Overhead Military Press

    Two weekends ago we were in Virginia on a medical consult with colleagues. One of the docs is an osteopath and collegiate team doc who really knows his orthopedics. I enjoy our discussions of the best techniques to retrain healthy muscle use. He m...

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  • Better Hip Stretch - Check Your Ankles

    We are on the long trip south to Malaysia. The next posts will tell the interesting story of why. The previous post Unhealthy Yoga Ankles showed how you can reduce the good stretch on the hip and increase a bad stretch on the ankles by letting you...

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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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