The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Fast Fitness - Homemade Sports Food

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - for clean, healthy, fresh energy food for hiking, exercise, and sports, and October Vegetarian Month - Easy peanut butter in your own kitchen:Put fresh, raw peanuts, or other favorite like walnuts, in a bowl and crush...

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  • Köszönöm Grand Rounds 3.25

    Nagyon köszönöm (thank you very much) to Hungarian medical student Bertalan Meskó who hosted Grand Rounds this week, the electronic gathering of the best medical blog posts of the week.Bertalan chose my post Using Abdominal Muscles is Not Tighteni...

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  • Breasts Causing Upper Back Pain is a Myth

    A news report in the MMD Newswire echoed a prevalent but luckily, false belief, that breasts cause back pain. The good news is that means you do not have to be forced into back pain, and there are things that you can try quickly to relieve it your...

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  • Does Hyperbaric Treatment Help Muscle Injuries?

    The previous post Does Hyperbaric Treatment Heal Sprains? covered research that looked into hyperbaric oxygen treatment for injuries like ankle and knee sprains, and muscle soreness.Some professional sports teams have been using hyperbaric oxygen ...

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  • Fast Fitness - Quick Wrist and Forearm Stretch

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - nice stretch for hands, wrist, and forearms:Face a wall and raise both hands to about head height.Turn palms up, thumbs to the outside, fingers downward, Press toward wall. Bend elbows to various amounts for a full-ra...

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  • Sinus and Head Colds

    Several readers asked what else they can do for painful head and sinus congestion, because after two+ weeks of medicines and doctor visits, they were no better, or were worse. Common treatments do not work as claimed, including decongestants and s...

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  • A Whole Big Fix

    This is the first part of a great reader story. Mike has been fixing many things. Pain started with a local radiating pain, then became much other pain. Mike looked for something to fix the first area, then ably used other techniques.Mike writes,"...

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  • Fast Fitness - Better Standing Hamstring, Achilles, and Inside Leg Stretch

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - get a better stretch for the hamstring of the standing leg when stretching the other leg to the side:When you stand with one leg stretching to the side, notice the leg you are standing on. It is common to stand with...

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  • Fitness is Getting Out and Living

    Readers, you are all great people. Feel good about yourselves. I appreciate all the e-mails how you're using the ideas in this blog, my website, and classes to stop years of pain, get back to doing fun things, or try healthy fun for the first time...

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  • Calories Burned in Prayer

    Last week at the sports medicine conference, I talked to a researcher from Kuwait University. Dr. Jasem Ramadan presented a lovely little study called Bioenergetics of Islamic Prayers, measuring the amount of oxygen and calories the physical movem...

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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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