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  • Fast Fitness - Fixing Arches, Knock Knee, and Knee Pain Without Orthotics

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - Stop one major source of inward-turning knees (knock-knees). Click the movie arrow to run:Look at your bare legs in a mirror with feet facing straight forward. See if the knees turn inward to face more toward each oth...

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  • Happy Birthday Happy Halloween

    Happy Birthday to readers who celebrate their birthday today, October 31. Also those with birthdays yesterday and tomorrow. Everyday too.One reader with a special birthday today is Ivy who turns 71 - Inspiring Ivy. Ivy has been generously sending ...

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  • Back Pain in Pregnancy - and Why Men Can Get It

    In school, we were taught about the "unavoidable lordosis of pregnancy." Lordosis (technically, hyperlordosis) is when you allow too much inward arching in the lower spine - Drawing 1 at right.Over-arching causes one kind of lower back pain. It wa...

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  • Not Old for the Olympics Part II

    Yesterday's post, Not Old for the Olympics Part I, told of athletes competing in the highest level athletic events over many years as they get older. The ability to keep physical skills by training is not new or unusual. To keep physical skills, y...

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  • Fixing Leg Numbness, Back Pain, Flank Pain, Knee Pain, Nerve Pain, Three Unhealthy Surgeries, Part I

    In this post, Bernie, an 80 year old retired photographer tells how he was signed up to take my "fix your back pain" workshop in 2005, but was convinced by his doctors that nothing but surgery would help. After "completely successful" surgery, his...

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  • Hyperbarics for Diabetic Foot Injury

    It is estimated that every 30 seconds someone in the world has their foot amputated because of a diabetic foot ulcer. Reduced blood supply to the feet and lower legs in people with diabetes delays wound healing and increases infection and chance o...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 5.2 - Medicine and War

    Thank You Grand Rounds Vol. 5 No. 2, guest hosted this week by Monash Medical Student.The theme was posts concerning "Medicine and War."In a hospital Grand Rounds is a lecture to instruct physicians. On the web, it is a post with a collection of t...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 5.1

    Thank You Grand Rounds 5.1, guest hosted this week by Dr. Val Jones at KevinMD and Emergiblog. This Grand Rounds was "The historic, 5th year anniversary of Grand Rounds."Grand Rounds is a web collection of notable medical posts from the previous w...

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  • Asian Fitness and Exercise

    Tomorrow in the early morning, we leave to go home to Asia. For the next two months I will be posting on healthy exercise for long flights, better stretches for long sitting and travel, the training exercises of Thailand's national sport Muay Thai...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 6.13 - Coming Together

    Thank You Dr. Nancy Brown, our own Healthline Teen Health blogger, for hosting Grand Rounds Vol 6 number 13 this week, and including my Fast Fitness Contest for Children (and Everyone) To Learn What They Live.On the web, Grand Rounds is a collecti...

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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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