The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Simulation Suit To Feel the Pain of Osteoarthritis

    A BBC news article reported on a suit that gives wearers a "real life" insight into the pain and impaired quality-of-life associated with osteoarthritis (OA). The suit costs £20,000 and was developed by Loughborough University. They wrote: "The JO...

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  • Common Exercises Teach Bad Bending

    I teach martial arts, yoga, and other classes at gyms on evenings and Saturdays. This morning I watched the class before mine. The music was loud. I remembered the saying "If it's too loud, you're too old."When you read the following, remember tha...

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  • Sixteen Miles of Cold Water

    A physician in New Zealand wrote that he is preparing to swim Cook Strait, the body of water separating the north and south islands of New Zealand, next February. The Strait is 26 km wide (16 statute miles). It may take him anywhere from 8 to 15 h...

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  • Hamstring to Quadriceps Ratios Not the Answer in Knee Injury

    A common myth is that injury comes from "muscle imbalance" in the thigh from too much strength in the quadriceps muscles over the hamstring muscles.Early studies showed poor ratios of quad to hamstring strength. It was concluded that because of th...

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  • Black Belt Hall of Fame - Black Belts and Black Tie

    This past weekend, the Eastern U.S.A. International Martial Arts Association held their 19th annual Black Belt Hall of Fame inductions in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Martial artists traveled from nearly every state in the United States and more than...

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  • Good Life Works Better Than Bad Ab Exercise

    It is not true that back pain and weakness is normal with aging. It is not true that to stop the cause of back pain you must do special exercises to strengthen one specific muscle or group such as the multifidus or abdominal muscles. It is not tru...

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  • Fast Fitness - How Abdominal Muscles Prevent Hyperlordosis When Carrying

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - How to use your abdominal muscles to maintain neutral spine when carrying babies, and other things held and carried.When you hold loads in front, notice if you lean your upper body backward - right-hand photo marked w...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds Nutrition and Fitness Edition

    Thank you Dave Munger, of "The Daily Monthly" for hosting Grand Rounds this week and including my article What is "Fitness as a Lifestyle?" in his choices for best medical writing. He mentions that my entire Fitness Fixer is devoted to healthy w...

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  • Fast Fitness - Aloe Inside and Out

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - aloe vera fresher and cheaper, and probably more effective than bottled, to help cell repair.Cut a one or two inch chunk from a whole aloe leaf. Ethnic markets may be more likely to have some.Remove the side spinesPee...

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  • This Weeks' Best of Health Matters

    The Health Matters HealthBlog Network consists of a dozen independent and unfiltered medical professionals blogging about the topics that matter to you. Each week, Healthline's Editors select the three top posts from the network to share with all ...

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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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