The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Thank You Code Blog Grand Rounds

    Thank you Code Blog for including my post Fixed Injuries, Got Strong, With Functional Exercise - Real Life in this week's edition of Grand Rounds.On the web, Grand Rounds is a collection of the best on-line medical posts from the past week.Congrat...

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  • FDA Orders Suicide Risk Warning for Common Back Pain and Migraine Drugs, and Others

    The FDA issued a public health alert today based on their review of 199 clinical trials. Specific drugs for epilepsy and psychiatric disorders are often prescribed to patients with migraine, back and body pain. The FDA review was released last Jan...

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  • Dr. Hebert's Medical Gumbo Uses Our Stretches in Grand Rounds

    "Rhymes, meters, stanza forms, are like servants. If the master is fair enough to win their affection and firm enough to command their respect, the result is an orderly happy household."- W. H. AudenThis week Michael C. Hebert, M.D. hosted Grand R...

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  • World Vegan Day is November 1

    November 1 is World Vegan Day, and all of November is celebrated as Vegan month.Vegans are vegetarians who don't eat, and often don't wear, any products from animals. The idea is no more unusual than not wanting to hurt, wear, or eat your pets. Ve...

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  • Fast Fitness - Seventh Group Functional Training: Advancing Ankle and Knee Safety With Single Leg Jumps

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - seventh in the series of Functional Fitness Training (Bookspan Basics) to teach your group, teams, classes, students, kids, battalions, or self. In this Bookspan Basic Training, you advance lower leg stability from si...

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  • A Laugh at Sedentary Mindset

    Reader Mike sent this flawless Canadian commercial showing lack of exercise as a mindset. Have a laugh:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSIkjNaICsg&rel=0&hl=en]The commercial is for a company that sells products, but the message is ...

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  • Academy Developmental Ability and Special Olympics Programs - Updates From Peggy

    Reader Peggy started an entire program of employment training for developmentally disabled adults using my methods of healthy functional movement and real fitness as a real lifestyle. They learned good bending, lifting, reaching, pushing, and carr...

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  • Healthy Mother's Day

    Neolithic groups (stone age) worshiped the mother. Ancient Germans worshipped the virgin Hertha holding her child. Scandinavians worshipped virgin Disa holding her child. In ancient Egypt it was Isis with infant Osiris. In India, Devaki had Krishn...

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  • How Strong Is Your Arm? - Readers Find Out

    Readers have been writing in since the post How Strong Is Your Arm? They wanted me to know that they first thought they were strong because they lifted weights or went to exercise class, then realized for the first time that they thought they can'...

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  • Fast Fitness - Better Legs and Pain Relief Comes From You Not The Exercise Ball

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - Be healthful when you do health activities. What a concept.How fit is it to use fitness equipment in unhealthy ways? When you pick up and put down an exercise ball, or any exercise equipment, how do you bend? Unhealth...

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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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