The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Common Exercises Teach Bad Bending

    I teach martial arts, yoga, and other classes at gyms on evenings and Saturdays. This morning I watched the class before mine. The music was loud. I remembered the saying "If it's too loud, you're too old."When you read the following, remember tha...

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  • Sixteen Miles of Cold Water

    A physician in New Zealand wrote that he is preparing to swim Cook Strait, the body of water separating the north and south islands of New Zealand, next February. The Strait is 26 km wide (16 statute miles). It may take him anywhere from 8 to 15 h...

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  • Hamstring to Quadriceps Ratios Not the Answer in Knee Injury

    A common myth is that injury comes from "muscle imbalance" in the thigh from too much strength in the quadriceps muscles over the hamstring muscles.Early studies showed poor ratios of quad to hamstring strength. It was concluded that because of th...

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  • Fall Equinox

    The equinox occurs this year on September 22. The Northern Hemisphere begins shorter days and longer nights of Autumn. Readers in the Southern Hemisphere begin seeing the longer first days of Spring.What can you do for better health around this ti...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 6.13

    Thank you to The Covert Rationing Blog for hosting this week's edition of Grand Rounds Vol 6, Number 13, and including my article StuartShip - How To Start Healthy Movement Programs in the list of best medical articles of the week. Fitness Fixer r...

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  • Moving More is Fun

    The human body is healthiest and happiest when it moves throughout the day. Reader Paul J sent this video clip of a project in Sweden, reminding people how much movement can be fun: Click > arrow to play:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...

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  • Thank you to HealthCareBlog

    A customer in a bookstore asked the cashier, “Where's the self-help section?” She replied, "If I told you it would defeat the purpose."Helping each other to do good is healthy. Thanks to Bob Coffield who helped us by gathering posts for this week'...

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  • Fast Fitness - Prevent Death and Disfigurement, Save Lives and Property

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - Make yourself and your community stronger with one practice:See if you are strong enough to refuse the alcohol or the car keys.It isn't as tough, or strong, or cool to "hold your liquor" as it is to turn it down befor...

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  • Rocky Movie Computer Fight Simulation

    The 2006 Sylvester Stallone movie Rocky Balboa featured a scene where a computer simulation estimates the outcome of a hypothetical fight. Can computers do that?In this movie, Stallone's heavyweight boxer character Rocky has retired. In one scene,...

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  • Fast Fitness - Leap for Balance on Leap Year

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness for the intercalary year (Leap Year) - Leap to develop ankle and knee stability, leg power, and balance.Leap to a point in front of you. Then leap back again:Leap forward, landing on the other foot with soft shock abso...

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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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