The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Thank You Grand Rounds Pharmamotion

    Thank you to Dr. Flavio who writes the blog Pharmamotion for including my post Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Surgery Unnecessary in Grand Rounds Vol. 5 No. 30.He put my ACL post in the category, "Good stories for patients."It is important to kn...

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  • Thanksgiving Greeting to Readers

    Today is Thanksgiving holiday in the United States. Thanksgiving was last month in Canada. Thank you readers, every day for all your stories and enthusiasm. Thank you for using my work to make yourselves and the world healthier and happier.Three p...

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  • Reps of Exercises Don't Fix Pain; Fixing Causes Does

    Monica from Montana bent over dogs daily in her dog boarding kennel. She spent the summer doing stretches, exercises and going to chiropractors for severe back pain. She did all her "sets and reps" (repetitions) of the exercises her various practi...

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  • Comment Replies Not Posting

    Hello Fitness Fixer Readers. Thank you for the great comments you have been leaving on posts of your successes and some great questions. I have prepared replies to several readers, however these replies are not posting. I have sent them on to Heal...

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  • Thank You Emergiblog Grand Rounds

    Thank you to Emergiblog for including my post Surgery for Knee Arthritis, Meniscus, Unnecessary in this week's edition of Grand Rounds.On the web, Grand Rounds is a collection of the best on-line medical posts from the past week. A different host...

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  • Strengthen and Retrain Function With The Lunge

    The previous post Leg Exercise That Helps Your Back introduced the lunge. The lunge can be a quick effective fitness and health enhancer when you understand that you use it for real life bending, not just as an exercise to do for a set number of "...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 4.47

    Thank you Medical Humanities Blog for including my post The Olympics, The Challenge in the list of best medical posts of the week.

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  • Fast Fitness - BIPOD Reader Prescription for Healthier Feet

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - BIPOD is a way to happier feet that you can do yourself at home. Reader Paul J sent in this gem in July. Other great work from him and other readers are still in the piles of mail.For background: A shoe insert is any ...

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  • Fast Fitness - Making a Face

    In the first act of Macbeth, Shakespeare wrote, "Your face, my thane, is as a book where men may read strange matters."Here is Fast Friday Fitness - Your face shows how you lead your life. In other words, "Time may be a great healer, but it's a l...

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  • Fast Fitness - Run Faster

    The Shinobi no Mono, or the Ninja of old Japan, were renowned for their running speed and endurance.Running drills called "ashi" (foot or feet) were an important part of Ninjutsu physical training. Try this basic Ninja ashi, or running drill:Put a...

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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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