Healthline Blogs

  • World Vegetarian Day

    "Vegetarians have the best diet. They have the lowest rates of coronary disease of any group in the country. [T]hey have a fraction of our heart attack rate and they have only 40 percent of our cancer rate."—William Castelli, M.D., Director, Frami...

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  • Fast Friday - More Exercise Biking and Help Save the Planet

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - make light for more visible bike riding without battery waste and power pollution:Image via WikipediaGet an inexpensive bicycle light generatorUse you brains and hand motor skills to install it on your bicycle wheel w...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 6.8 Health Insurance Colorado

    Thank you Louise Norris for hosting Grand Rounds Vol. 6 No. 8 this week from the blog Health Insurance Colorado and including my article Fourth Group Functional Training Exercise, Functional Upper Back Stretch among the best medical writings of th...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 6.9 How to Cope with Pain

    Thank you to the blog How to Cope with Pain for hosting Grand Rounds Volume 6, Number 9 this week and including my article Reps of Exercises Don't Fix Pain; Fixing Causes Does in the list of best medical writing of the week.How to Cope with Pain i...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 6.20

    Thank you Edwin Leap at edwinleap.com for hosting Grand Rounds 6.20 this week and including the Fitness Fixer article New Understanding of Hyperlordosis and Disc Injury among votes for best medical writing of the weekNew Understanding explains how...

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  • Thank you Grand Rounds 3.31

    Thank you Dr. Liana Hwang for hosting Grand Rounds this week and including my post Does an Exercise Ball Make You Sit Straight?Grand Rounds is a weekly medical web post that recommends notable medical blog posts from the week.

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  • Photos Temporarily Not Uploading

    Fitness Fixer articles this week have been delayed. The blogging program is not accepting photo uploads to illustrate the posts.Thanks for your patience. When things go wrong, smile and use the time for something good. In the meantime, See if your...

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  • Medical Dictation Software Fun

    Our old computer has been fading over months. Home made software and hardware patches keep it going, barely. Last week we were ready to make the leap to a new computer, when the refrigerator decided to go. We realized that as vegetarians, we don't...

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  • Fast Fitness - Stabilization During Speed and Directional Change

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - a fun, real-body skill to improve stabilizing your spine, knee, ankle, and foot (and hopefully everywhere else with good positioning) while having fun.Have a pillow fight standing on one foot:When one partner has to t...

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  • Not Old for the Olympics Part I

    The 2008 US Olympic swimming trials were held June 29 to July 6 in Omaha, Nebraska, photo at left. New world records were set, including by a swimmer that the news likes to call old. Dara Torres is 41, not old for an athlete.Swimming is the Olympi...

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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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