The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Exercise and Fitness in Decompression Sickness Risk

    In Train Exercise is Exercise Training, I mentioned the ongoing question in diving physiology research of how exercise can affect the risk of decompression sickness (the bends).It seems that exercise done during a scuba dive at the bottom increase...

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  • Another Way Exercise Helps Rheumatoid Arthritis

    A study described in Medline news seemed to give mysterious theories about strangely different body composition distribution of people with rheumatoid arthritis. What is this mysterious change? The people with the hardest time getting around had "...

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  • Fast Fitness - Stop Neck Pain From Biking

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - Save your neck while biking, while drinking from a water bottle while biking, and get a needed upper back stretch at the same time:Main concept - your neck is not a Pez dispenser. Don't tip and pinch back at the neck ...

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  • Save Knees When Squatting

    American baseball catchers have the occupational risk of meniscus tears in their knees. Yoga practitioners of certain squatting moves like "the eagle" and the hindu squat are more likely to get the same meniscus cartilage tears and early joint wea...

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  • Healthy Knees

    My Tuesday night martial arts students worked hard last night on sweeps, falls, tumbling, and quick recovery to their feet. Each week they also learn a new jump rope technique. They have been getting good at fast skipping, crossing the rope in mul...

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  • Fast Fitness - Build Brains and Help People

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - instead of eating junk food and playing violent video games, try a fun game to build your English vocabulary and help impoverished areas.Click www.FreeRice.comA word appears with possible definitions. Click your choic...

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  • What Does It Look Like to Not Use Abdominal Muscles?

    Readers have been e-mailing asking for more photos of what "the plank" and other exercises, or even daily life looks like if done in a way that doesn’t use the abdominal muscles as intended.In the top photo at left, you can see the badly arched lo...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 3.47

    Thank you to medical writer and chess fan Christian Bachmann for hosting Grand Rounds 3.47 this week at Med Journal Watch and including my post Gaze Perseid Meteors Without Neck Pain.Grand Rounds is a lot of work to do and has been called "the wee...

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  • Prevent Back Surgery

    I received an invitation to take a course to learn a new back surgery for damage to the facets. Facets are the joints at the back of each vertebrae (spine bone). The surgery was advertised as a good revenue producer.In the surgery, the facet joint...

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  • How Often Should You Be Healthy?

    A reader thoughtfully sent in the photos at left to help readers recognize unhealthy bending, and asked, "What is your advice when someone is having to bend to put dishes in the dishwasher? It just seems so uncommon to think to squat while loading...

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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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