The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Walk Lightly - Shock Absorption for Happier Joints

    "Your tread must be light and sureas though your path were upon rice paper"This rice paper is the testFragile as the wings of the dragonfly"Clinging as the cocoon of the silkwormWhen you can walk its length and leave no traceYou will have learned"...

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  • Fitness For The Spring New Year

    Image by Nariman-Gh via FlickrFriday, March 20th, is the start of the Baha'i and Persian/Zoroastrian New Year, falling on the Vernal Equinox, the beginning of Spring. Under various spellings, Norooz is a celebration of renewal. It is time to clean...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 4.44

    Thank You GruntDoc, for hosting Grand Rounds 4.44 and including my post Three Common Swimming and SCUBA Myths in the News Again among his votes for best medical post of the week.Find out if hypothermia and chilling are the same, and if menstrual b...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 5.34

    Thank you to Health-blogs-observatory for including my post Mothers Day and New Parents Back and Neck Savers in the Vol. 5 No. 34 edition of Grand Rounds.On the web, Grand Rounds is a collection of the best on-line medical posts from the past week...

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  • Muay Thai in Her 90's

    As you read this, we have been traveling for work and are again on several days of flights back to Asia, with a few errands on the way. For the next two months in Asia, I will check in and post from Internet cafes as we make our way through work a...

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  • Another Happy New Year

    Important festivals of new beginnings fall around this time of year. The Lunar New Year began this week. It is a big festival. It is New Year to many people. Lent began for Latin rite followers, and the Triodion that marks the Lenten start for Eas...

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  • Fast Fitness - Handstand Rows

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - rows to strengthen the upper body, practice balance and neutral spine, and avoid lower disc injury from bad forward bending.Readers have been writing in, excited about doing handstands for the first time or improving ...

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  • Prevent Neck Pain and Get Upper Back Exercise Carrying Backpacks

    Tilting or leaning your neck forward (left photo) instead of keeping ear over shoulder (right photo) is called a "forward head."A forward head hangs the weight of your head on the muscles of the neck and upper back, making them hurt. Keeping the h...

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  • Living Under The Sea

    Since I was small, I wanted to be a scientist. I wanted to study physiology under the sea. I wanted to live underwater, and for a time, I did. This is how I found out about exploding toilets.I grew up to be a scientist in extreme physiology - the ...

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  • Diver Down Flags - Boating, Swimming, SCUBA Safer and Smarter

    My father, some of my brothers, and I loved swimming together in a cold river in the northern United States. We enjoyed fun discussions treading water at the turn-around points. One day, a speedboat left the boating lanes and came at us. I stared ...

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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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