The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Supportive Hard Shoes Linked to Knee Loading and Arthritis

    A Rush University Medical Center study has found that supportive, stable shoes increases the load on the knee joints compared with flat, flexible footwear or going barefoot.Researchers compared gait and knee joint loading of 31 patients with osteo...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 6.15

    Thank You Dr. Nick Genes for hosting Grand Rounds Volume 6, Number 15, the first of the New Year and including my Fitness Fixer Reader Hall Of Fame 2009 in the list of best medical writing of the week.Congratulations to all Fitness Fixer readers w...

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  • Children Have Huge Potential

    Don't miss this beautiful short clip sent to me by my Russian reader Tamara.Watch![youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZLaZyMpfUI&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0]Jurij years old is 7 and Karina 6If video doesn't load, tryhttp://www.youtube.com/wa...

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  • On The Way

    We are on our way to the United States. It will be several days of trains, ferries, buses, and flights. I won’t have phone, mail, or internet to be able to post for a few days, but I will keep trying the drumming, magic spells, and carrier pigeons...

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  • Fast Fitness - Stretch For Menstrual Cramps

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - a stretch to help relieve the ache of menstrual cramps and the same pain from uterine cramping after sexual relations:Person with cramping lies on back, knees bent, feet flat on the floor or bed.Partner sits at their ...

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  • Forearm, Upper Body and Hand Exercise

    During the part of the year that we live in the United States, we have a luxury - a washing machine. You put clothes in it, and it washes them for you. You come back later, hang out the clothes, and the Earth dries them for you. Luxury.Recently th...

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  • Change Daily Reaching to Get Ab Exercise and Stop Back and Shoulder Pain

    When you lift your arms, do you lean back and increase the arch of your lower back? It is unhealthy body mechanics if you do - photo at right.Arching your back to raise your arms reduces the stretch and exercise on the shoulder, and increases load...

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  • Fitness Tests - Do They Do What They Claim?

    A number of conventional standardized fitness tests, surprisingly, are not accurate. They do not test what they claim to test. To get real answers that you can use, it is important to know if you are doing what you think you are doing.An example o...

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  • Doorway Hamstring Stretch

    Here is a hamstring stretch that is relaxing to do, more effective than bending over to touch toes, and doesn't pressure the lower back or neck discs. The doorway hamstring stretch trains healthful positioning that makes straighter posture feel na...

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  • Knee Surgery - Arthroscopy Results No Better than Pretend Surgery

    A study of arthroscopic knee surgery found that the surgery was no more successful than pretending to do the surgery.Arthroscopic surgery for knee arthritis is performed in substantial numbers. Why? The patient's doctors said they needed it. Where...

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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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