The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Thank you GrandRounds 3.44

    Thank you to Laurie of the blog A Chronic Dose for hosting GrandRounds 3.44 this week and for including my post Better Exercise on the Stairs.Laurie wrote that my post "shows how climbing stairs can be painless, not punishing."In a hospital, Grand...

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  • Exercise Your Sense of Humor

    A woman walked up to an old man rocking in a chair on his porch. "I couldn't help noticing how happy you look," she said. "What's your secret for a long happy life?""I smoke three packs of cigarettes a day," he said. "I drink a case of whiskey a w...

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  • Fast Fitness - Built in Upper Body and Core Exercise Carrying Children

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - get better exercise and stop aching back and shoulders when carrying children (or anything else) in backpack carriers or by piggyback:Put on the carrier (and baby for a fun practice ride or use groceries, etc). Look s...

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  • Fast Fitness - Functional Agility, Flexibility, Strength

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - build balance, leg and hip strength, and flexibility as a lifestyle.Lightly sit down on the floor and get up again without your hands.Being able to rise from the floor is natural lifestyle movement, done in many plac...

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  • Bodybuilding Champion Age 74 - Tsutomu Tosaka

    Mr. Tsutomu Tosaka began bodybuilding at age 40. Last week he won the 21st Japan Masters Bodybuilding Championship in Tokyo. He is 74.Tsutomo-San says healthy aging and staying in shape is easy and anyone can do it if they just work out from time ...

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  • Hip Stretch While You Strengthen Legs

    When you lunge to get a stretch, to strengthen, and to bend to reach or retrieve things, keep your hip vertical instead of tilting forward. You will feel a better strengthener for your legs and a wonderful stretch for the front of your hip.Neither...

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  • Thank You Kerri for Grand Rounds 3.17

    "Anybody can write the first line of a poem, but is a very difficult task to make the second line rhyme with the first"- Mark TwainThis week Kerri at Six Until Me hosted Grand Rounds, not only finding and posting medical blogs from the past week t...

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  • Is It Health Care to Miss Top Healthy Practice? - Doctors Don't Exercise

    According to work published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (December 2, 2008 with several follow-ups) a survey of 61 hospital physicians, "found that only 21 percent get the recommended 30 minutes of moderate exercise at least five days...

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  • Fix Pain, Get Stronger and Healthier (and Stop Leaks) in One Day

    On April 21 2007, we will run three workshops in one full, fast-moving day at Temple University Ambler/Ft Washington campus in Ambler, Pennsylvania. The first two are "Fix Your Own Back and Neck Pain: Medical Breakthroughs in Non-Surgical Treatmen...

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  • Body Farm Not Just For Halloween

    The Anthropological Research Facility in Tennessee studies decomposition of human corpses. Their informal name is The Body Farm. The bodies are real and donated to forensic science by willing donors, or are bodies unclaimed at a medical examiner's...

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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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