The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Good Bending Strengthens Legs and Lifting Ability

    BikaBill, one of the winners of the How To Sit Up Straight Contest, writes,"Ahhh, so good to be a winna!!!"Another recent success:"I'd bought a steel fire pit that weighs about 50 lbs, and when I got it last November I could barely move it more th...

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  • Healthline Named In Top Health Blogs - Thank You RNCentral.com and Readers

    Healthline's Authority Network (that's us) was just named one of the top 50 health blogs (number three on the list) by RNCentral.com.Thank you RN Central for recognizing us and other health blogs, and to all the sources providing information to pe...

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  • Hyperbaric and Aquatic Medicine On Travel

    For the next 2 weeks we will be away attending the annual meeting of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). The post Exercise and Medicine Underwater and at High Pressure tells about the UHMS, the fun people, and the meeting. My frie...

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  • Dr. Jolie Bookspan Earns Humanitarian Prize

    I was honored to learn that for my work in world health, I have been awarded The Humanitarian Award.It will be presented this November in Pittsburgh.As a vegetarian, I have often heard the joke, "If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humani...

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  • What is "Fitness as a Lifestyle?"

    To many people, fitness means stopping your "real life," changing clothes, driving somewhere else, and doing uncomfortable things without similarity to movement in daily life. Then they go back to "real life" - slouching, bending wrong, walking he...

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  • Thank You HealthCare Reform Grand Rounds

    Thank you Healthcare Technology News for including my post Prevent Back Surgery in this week's Vol. 5 No. 35 edition of Grand Rounds. They wrote, "Jolie Bookspan finds that a major overlooked part of health care reform is that many standard paymen...

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  • Surgery For Achilles Tendon May Not Improve Recovery

    Readers have been asking about fixing Achilles tendon tears. They ask if tears can heal without surgery. Tears, even complete tears, can heal with the right rehab therapy even without surgery. A recent study of 92 patients made news when it conclu...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 5.52

    Thank you to the blog Suture for a Living for hosting Grand Rounds Vol. 5 No. 52 this week and including my article Exercise in the Heat in the list of best medical posts of the week. Suture for a Living writes:"Dr. Jolie Bookspan, The Fitness Fix...

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  • Fast Fitness - Add Balance, Stability, and Portability to Military Press - Handstand Pushups

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - If you like lifting weight overhead for upper body strength, you don't need to wait to go to a gym, or to get weights or equipment.Get more exercise, practice balance, and shoulder and arm stability, with handstand di...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 5.29

    Thank you to the blog Getting Closer To Myself for including my post Fast Fitness - Better Legs and Pain Relief Comes From You Not The Exercise Ball in this week's Volume 5 Number 29 edition of Grand Rounds.This is the second time that reader Robe...

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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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