The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Grand Rounds at ACP Internist

    Thank you to the internal medicine newspaper ACP Internist for including my post Do You Lose Most Of Your Heat Through Your Head? in this week's edition of Grand Rounds.On the web, Grand Rounds is a collection of the best on-line medical posts fr...

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  • Free Exercise and Free Back and Knee Pain Prevention - Healthy Bending

    If you think that not having time to exercise is the problem, here is good news. Thinking that your life and your health are two separate things is the problem. You don't have to stop your life to get exercise.The last post explained that you bend...

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  • Neutropeptide Y Generation for Healthier Stress Response

    Yesterday's article, Extending The Envelope - Military and Civilian, told some of my career work to improve and strengthen human ability. Today, a study from Fort Bragg on Green Berets.A study of soldiers at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, found that ...

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  • Forensic Science

    Last weekend we visited the Siriraj Forensic Science museum in Bangkok (pronounced Silly-lot). Forensics is the science of crime. Why are we here?I am the science officer for the Vidocq Society (pronounced Vee-doc), an international forensic think...

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  • Extending The Envelope - Military and Civilian

    When I worked as a military research scientist, strong brave men got hazardous duty pay to spend a day with me.I measured what humans can do, physically and mentally, and how to make them better at it. I tested pilots undergoing acceleration to se...

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  • Voting Is This Week - Healthline for Webby Award

    Healthline has been nominated for Best Health Website for 2008. The "Webby" Awards are called the "Oscars of the Internet." Readers decide winners through on-line voting. Voting is only open until the end of April. Healthline has asked us (the Hea...

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  • Fast Fitness - Stop Common Source of Elbow Pain

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - Strengthen your arms while learning to change a movement habit that is a common source of elbow pain:Hold a pushup or plank position, handstand, or just lean on one or both arms.Notice your elbows. Check if you lock t...

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  • Overhead Lifting, Reaching, and Throwing Part II - Lower Back

    Part I of this three part series, showed a major hidden cause of rotator cuff injury - jutting the neck and chin forward while raising arms. This post shows a major hidden cause of "mystery lower back pain."Letting the head and neck hang forward i...

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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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M.Ed, PhD, FAWM

Dr. Bookspan is an award-winning scientist whose goal is to make exercise easier and healthier.

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