The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Knee Pain When Running - Check Your Yoga

    If your knee pain from running isn't getting better with fixing bad gait, physical therapy, and medical care, check your yoga. Several poses directly twist, overstretch, or pinch knee cartilage. Over time, injury builds that does not show much in ...

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  • Fast Fitness - Prevent Death and Disfigurement, Save Lives and Property

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - Make yourself and your community stronger with one practice:See if you are strong enough to refuse the alcohol or the car keys.It isn't as tough, or strong, or cool to "hold your liquor" as it is to turn it down befor...

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  • Rocky Movie Computer Fight Simulation

    The 2006 Sylvester Stallone movie Rocky Balboa featured a scene where a computer simulation estimates the outcome of a hypothetical fight. Can computers do that?In this movie, Stallone's heavyweight boxer character Rocky has retired. In one scene,...

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  • Fast Fitness - Leap for Balance on Leap Year

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness for the intercalary year (Leap Year) - Leap to develop ankle and knee stability, leg power, and balance.Leap to a point in front of you. Then leap back again:Leap forward, landing on the other foot with soft shock abso...

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  • New 5th Edition of Wilderness Medicine Released

    The new 5th edition of Wilderness Medicine has been released by Elsevier Press. Wilderness Medicine is considered "the" reference book for outdoor medicine.Wilderness Medicine is by prominent wilderness medicine pioneer and Medicine for the Outdoo...

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  • Autumn Yard Work - Limiting the Person Instead of the Injury Again?

    A Medline article on autumn yard and housework gives a list from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, which they say will reduce injuries. Their list includes doing less, lifting lighter loads, not lifting overhead, or using turning actio...

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  • Altitude Sickness, Viagra, and Bubbles on Flights

    The previous post Altitude Sickness During Flights told how certain symptoms occurring during air travel are from exposure to altitude.If a craft were not pressurized, air pressure inside would be equivalent to air pressure outside. At high altit...

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  • Common Exercises Teach Hip Tightness When Kicking, Stretching, and on the Stairs

    Tuesday night my martial arts students showed they had improved. When I came in they were waiting in two neat rows. I still had to cue them to sit up straight.In the post Is Bad Martial Arts Good Exercise? I mentioned showing the class not to let ...

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  • Weak Hips on Purpose? Running Injury and Hip Strengthening

    Who works their hips? Fitness Fixer success story Robert Davis wrote me several notes that the weightlifters he knew didn't want to exercise their hip because they thought it would take away from the "V shape" they worked for.Mr. Davis said that u...

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  • Fast Fitness - Get in Shape with Good Deeds

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - get in shape with true fitness:"For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. "- Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993) British Actre...

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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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