The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • New 5th Edition of Wilderness Medicine Released

    The new 5th edition of Wilderness Medicine has been released by Elsevier Press. Wilderness Medicine is considered "the" reference book for outdoor medicine.Wilderness Medicine is by prominent wilderness medicine pioneer and Medicine for the Outdoo...

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  • Autumn Yard Work - Limiting the Person Instead of the Injury Again?

    A Medline article on autumn yard and housework gives a list from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, which they say will reduce injuries. Their list includes doing less, lifting lighter loads, not lifting overhead, or using turning actio...

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  • Altitude Sickness, Viagra, and Bubbles on Flights

    The previous post Altitude Sickness During Flights told how certain symptoms occurring during air travel are from exposure to altitude.If a craft were not pressurized, air pressure inside would be equivalent to air pressure outside. At high altit...

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  • Common Exercises Teach Hip Tightness When Kicking, Stretching, and on the Stairs

    Tuesday night my martial arts students showed they had improved. When I came in they were waiting in two neat rows. I still had to cue them to sit up straight.In the post Is Bad Martial Arts Good Exercise? I mentioned showing the class not to let ...

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  • Weak Hips on Purpose? Running Injury and Hip Strengthening

    Who works their hips? Fitness Fixer success story Robert Davis wrote me several notes that the weightlifters he knew didn't want to exercise their hip because they thought it would take away from the "V shape" they worked for.Mr. Davis said that u...

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  • Fast Fitness - Get in Shape with Good Deeds

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - get in shape with true fitness:"For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. "- Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993) British Actre...

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  • How Effective Are Medical Treatments For Back Pain?

    Many well-known conventional treatments for injured athletes and military personnel came from ways to keep wounded combatants able to continue fire, not to maximize their long-term survival or later health.Years of my career laboratory research wa...

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  • Grand Rounds 3.40 is Inspired by Bones Post

    Thank You Wandering Visitor for including my post Forensic Anthropology and Bone Density in Grand Rounds 3.40.The theme for Grand Rounds this week was "things that inspire." Grand Rounds 3.40 chose this post "to inspire people so that they can imp...

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  • Best Medical Weblog Award

    Fitness Fixer is one of many medical weblogs (blogs). Each year a competition collects nominations, then opens to voting for awards.The Fitness Fixer was nominated for three categories by readers and accepted as finalist by the competition sponso...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds at Nurse Ratched's Place

    Grand Rounds, a web collection of notable medical posts from the previous week, was hosted this week at Nurse Ratched's Place.Thank you Nurse Ratched for doing the hard work of hosting, and for including my post How Doctors Help Patients With Fitn...

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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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