The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • 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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  • 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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  • Mothers Day and New Parents Back and Neck Savers

    Readers, patients, and students have asked me for years to write down for them about good lifting and bending over babies and children. I wrote articles and books. I did experiments in the lab. They still said they couldn't remember. So I made som...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 6.3 - Pallimed

    Thank you Pallimed for not including me in your votes of the best in palliative medicine for Grand Rounds Vol 6, No 3 this week. Palliative medicine, by definition, means to alleviate pain and symptoms without eliminating the causes. Palliative co...

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  • A Smile For The Equinox

    Here is a photo of Venus, Jupiter, and the Earth's moon, appearing as if smiling, taken by Scott Chaney:If the photo does not load, try http://www.news.com.au/common/imagedata/0,,6377981,00.jpgDay and night will be approximately equal length today...

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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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