The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • News from the ACSM Conference

    I am attending the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). There are many hundreds of studies, seminars, clinics, workshops, lectures of all sorts, running concurrently. It is like drinking candy from a fire hose.Dashing ...

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  • Fast Fitness - Children as Leg Weights

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - Train children's balance and grip strength, use your legs, and have family fun.Have young children sit on your feet, and hang on (sensibly, parent's permission, and all that). Babies are born with a grasping reflex an...

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  • Fitness Myths - How Many Legs Does a Dog Have If You Call the Tail a Leg?

    How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg?Four.Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.- Abraham LincolnMyths! Hype. Fitness has many.People argue over who is right about health topics, sometimes with unhealthful mental state. Th...

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  • Is Your Health Food Unhealthful?

    Most people know junk food when they see it at Halloween, coming next week. Would you recognize it in disguise now? In gyms and fitness centers, I see people buying expensive exercise foods and drinks advertised for "health" and "energy" that are ...

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  • Stuart's Community Health As A Lifestyle

    Stuart Wood has been teaching my work in his Tucson community to retrain healthy movement to reduce the high rate of strain-related injuries. Instead of doing rehab exercises after you strain yourself doing your work, you use healthy movement for ...

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  • Nutrition for Endurance Swim Training

    "Dr. Ernie" is training to swim the Cook Strait of New Zealand. We met him in May in Sixteen Miles of Cold Water, learned about cold acclimatization with him in Getting Fitter in 50 Degrees, and did Better Stretches for Swimming with him in Cook S...

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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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  • Exercise Common Sense Discipline - Turn Down Halloween Junk Food

    Martial arts class fell on Halloween night this year. Would students pay lip service to health and discipline in class then go out eating unhealthy junk?The festival of Halloween, Samhain (pronounced "saow-in") or Summer's end, Hallotide, Saint's ...

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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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