The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Happy Birthday Happy Halloween

    Happy Birthday to readers who celebrate their birthday today, October 31. Also those with birthdays yesterday and tomorrow. Everyday too.One reader with a special birthday today is Ivy who turns 71 - Inspiring Ivy. Ivy has been generously sending ...

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  • Back Pain in Pregnancy - and Why Men Can Get It

    In school, we were taught about the "unavoidable lordosis of pregnancy." Lordosis (technically, hyperlordosis) is when you allow too much inward arching in the lower spine - Drawing 1 at right.Over-arching causes one kind of lower back pain. It wa...

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  • Not Old for the Olympics Part II

    Yesterday's post, Not Old for the Olympics Part I, told of athletes competing in the highest level athletic events over many years as they get older. The ability to keep physical skills by training is not new or unusual. To keep physical skills, y...

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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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  • Thank You Mother Jones for Grand Rounds 3.13

    This week Mother Jones, RN, created a colorful Charles Schultz "Peanuts" themed Grand Rounds 3.13 on her blog Nurse Ratched's Place.The web version of Grand Rounds is a weekly collection of many medical post from all over. Peanuts character, Charl...

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  • Thank you Grand Rounds 3.39

    Thank you Codeblog for hosting Grand Rounds 3.39 this week and for including my post Teen Dies After Using Soreness Rub.The web version of Grand Rounds is a weekly medical web post that recommends notable medical posts of the week.

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  • Fast Fitness - Figuring Heart Rate Training Range

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - How to know what heart rate will give you a cardiovascular training effect.Several formulas calculate exact heart ranges and "target heart rates." There are a variety of commercial (expensive) heart rate monitors. Arg...

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  • Fast Fitness - Straighten and Stretch Hip While Strengthening Core, Arms, Legs, and Balance

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - Increase strength and muscular endurance of your body working as a whole, and learn to keep neutral spine and good hip position against resistance.From a pushup position, turn to the side, raising one arm overhead, h...

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  • Independence Day for Fitness

    Today is Independence Day in the United States. The Declaration of Independence was drafted in June of 1776. Signing began by July. The paper itself didn't grant independence - work continued until independence came a few years later. After gettin...

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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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