The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Thirteenth Paralympic Games Begin

    The 13th Summer Paralympic Games begin on September 6, 2008 in Beijing, China. Since 1988, the Paralympic Games are held in the same year and location as the Olympic Games. The Paralympic torch was lit on August 28 at the Temple of Heaven in Beiji...

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  • Fast Fitness - Relaxing Hip, Leg, and Groin Stretch

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - A nice stretch for inside leg and hip that does not involve sitting. It is called Rocket Ship:Lie face down. Feel both hipbones touch flat on the floor.Bring one knee out to the side. Don't rock or tilt to the side. K...

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  • Dinosaur of Grand Rounds 3.23

    "#1 Dinosaur" is the name of the family doctor who hosted Grand Rounds 3.23 this week, illustrating a theme of how things have changed, and not changed, in medicine.Thank you #1 Dinosaur for including my post When Did Health Become Thinking Out O...

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  • Do Military Chants Help Running? - The Jody Calls

    When I was in the military, we ran. A lot. Every day. I love to run fast. When we ran, we sang. What did we sing? What they told us to sing - How much we loved to run. How much we loved everything about the military. Why? It kept us from saying wh...

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  • Back Pain From Running

    One of my areas of injury research for both Army and Navy aeromedical systems was preventing back pain from running. Disease Non-Battle Injuries (DNBI) from exercising in the gym and doing PT is a huge military issue - grounding far more personnel...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds ACPHospitalist

    Thank You ACPHospitalist for hosting Grand Rounds this week and including my article Knee Pain When Running - Check Your Yoga among the votes for best medical writing of the week.ACPHospitalist writes, "Not all exercise is always good exercise, a...

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  • Why So Many Aerobics Injuries?

    A recent New York Times article quotes aerobics teachers and devotees saying they now have painful, chronic injuries from years of aerobics classes. Why did this happen?I receive frequent e-mails from aerobics instructors, many only in their 20s a...

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  • Cauda Equina - Result Not Cause

    Bernie, age 80, promised in December he would dance at his daughter's upcoming wedding inFixing Leg Numbness, Back Pain, Flank Pain, Knee Pain, Nerve Pain, Three Unhealthy Surgeries, Part I.Part II of Bernie's story looked behind the scenes of how...

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  • Fast Fitness - High Nutrition Garden, Free

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - Bend right and pull one of the highest nutrition garden items, free, even if you have not planted a garden:Find dandelions. You can tell them by their jagged leaves. The leaves gave them their name, from the French fo...

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  • Grunting and Exercise

    Grunting in the gym made recent news. A member was forcibly removed from a gym when others complained. The article told of factions arguing who was right if grunting and other loud vocalizations when exerting for exercise were helpful or needless ...

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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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