The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Indiana Jones Rocket Sled

    The new Indiana Jones movie came out this past weekend, the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. It is set in 1957 with fun fitness and iconry of the era, for future blog posts. Today - the Rocket Sled.In the early part of the movie, Indiana Jones and th...

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  • Working In An Underwater Lab

    I am a scientist in human physiology. I study how the body works in extremes of environments. I lived on mountains and underwater. I slept outdoors in snow to study cold adaptation. I spun pilots in centrifuges until their faces looked like shar p...

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  • Daughter's Love Saves Parent's Knees

    A special story came in. I had been answering inquiries from a reader who wrote me to ask how to stop her mother's knee pain, and after her mother was better, to help her father. I was charmed by this good daughter who wanted to help her parents. ...

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  • Which Shoes Help Exercise, Fall Prevention, and Ankles?

    We are in the cold, damp Tennessee mountains for the rest of the week, teaching at a medical school program of wilderness medicine. It should be warmer than home in the Northeast US where it's snowing, and the Schuylkill River, and water bottle on...

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  • Less Pain Means a Happier Lisa

    Reader Lisa H wrote in:"I had not (previously) successfully implemented healthy movement habits. Your books are allowing me to comprehend the importance of doing so. This knowledge is permitting me to enjoy the benefits that come from less pain. L...

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  • Healthier Hamstring Stretching

    One of the most common stretches for the hamstrings is bending over from a stand to touch the toes. You already know that bending over with straight legs to pick up a package is unhealthy for your back. Bending over to stretch is just as unhealthy...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 500

    Thank you Emergiblog for including my post Fixing Foot Drop in this past week's edition of Grand Rounds.Kim at Emergiblog wrote,"Jolie Bookspan at The Fitness Fixer has written a wonderful post on Fixing Foot Drop. I always thought foot drop was a...

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  • Fast Fitness - Freedom for All on the 4th of July

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - Remember freedom for all people and for Earth on America's Independence Day.Reduce toxic waste from discarded batteries. Jacqueline Meier of Switzerland is creator of the Clean Planet Association. Part of this work i...

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  • Get Fit in Colorado at the Wilderness Medical Society Meeting

    Check your calendar for a healthy trip to Colorado. The Wilderness Medicine Conference and Annual Meeting will run July 21-25, 2007, in Snowmass, not far from Aspen.I will teach two fun workshops at the meeting on July 24. You don't have to be a m...

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  • New Fitness Fixer Index

    By the time this post comes out, we hope to be making our way across Colorado. We are on our way to teach Fun Workshops in Colorado in July.I won't have e-mail access to get or reply to comments for the next two weeks. Enjoy the posts that will co...

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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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