The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • 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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  • Fast Fitness - Hip and Quadriceps Stretch Lying Down

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - The front of the leg and hip are helpful places to stretch. Here is another nice stretch for the front of your hip and thigh.People often "do" a quadriceps stretch without getting a stretch. They keep the front of the...

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  • Grand Rounds 3.41 Calls The Lunge "The New Pink"

    Thank you to Grand Rounds 3.41 this week, hosted at the blog Over!My!Med!Body!, for including my post Leg Exercise That Helps Your Back - Why The Lunge? In a hospital, Grand Rounds is a lecture for doctors about a patient or topic. On the web, th...

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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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