Thank You Grand Rounds 6.20
Thank you Edwin Leap at edwinleap.com for hosting Grand Rounds 6.20 this week and including the Fitness Fixer article New Understanding of Hyperlordosis and Disc Injury among votes for best medical writing of the weekNew Understanding explains how...
Thank you Grand Rounds 3.31
Thank you Dr. Liana Hwang for hosting Grand Rounds this week and including my post Does an Exercise Ball Make You Sit Straight?Grand Rounds is a weekly medical web post that recommends notable medical blog posts from the week.
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Fitness Fixer articles this week have been delayed. The blogging program is not accepting photo uploads to illustrate the posts.Thanks for your patience. When things go wrong, smile and use the time for something good. In the meantime, See if your...
Paralympics Torch to Light on August 28
The flame for the 2008 Paralympics Games will be lit on August 28 at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing China.The torch relay continues nine days until the start of the 13th Paralympic Games on September 6 in Beijing.Paralympics Games are an internat...
What Works Better Than Knee Surgery?
New studies have been making big health news. These studies conclude that knee surgery is not needed to rehabilitate after several kinds of knee injuries, and that "question the benefits of the surgery." This information is not new. How do I know ...
Mr. America Urges Goodness and Responsibility
Mr. Jim Morris is the 1973 AAU Mr. America and 1996 Mr. Olympia Masters Over 60. He is now 72. Mr. Morris is a vegan bodybuilder who reminds people that body building involves selflessly looking outward to do good, rather than focusing only on app...
This is fun - this article is the 600th Fitness Fixer post.Yesterday's post started a series on Triathlons. Triathlon races of different names, organizing bodies, and distances are held year-round. The Ironman is a trademarked name of one particul...
Healthy Halloween - First Do No Harm
Halloween - the time when I takHalloween - the time when I take off my lab coat for work, and others put them on for costumes. A time when we dress as groups who pledge: "An it harm none, do what ye will" also stated as, "First, do no harm." Who a...
Upper Back Exercise and Neck Pain Prevention Too
Western boxers and students of many martial arts are often taught to hunch their shoulders and lower their head to protect their neck. Box-aerobics students (and teachers) also often jut their head forward thinking it looks tough, or more authenti...
Lower Back Pain and Golf
Lower back pain is a common problem for golf players. Pain is sometimes attributed to twisting the torso during the swing. The "twisting theory" seemed reasonable, since that is when many people feel the pain. However, the main problem is not twis...