The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Another Happy New Year

    Important festivals of new beginnings fall around this time of year. The Lunar New Year began this week. It is a big festival. It is New Year to many people. Lent began for Latin rite followers, and the Triodion that marks the Lenten start for Eas...

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  • Fast Fitness - Handstand Rows

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - rows to strengthen the upper body, practice balance and neutral spine, and avoid lower disc injury from bad forward bending.Readers have been writing in, excited about doing handstands for the first time or improving ...

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  • Prevent Neck Pain and Get Upper Back Exercise Carrying Backpacks

    Tilting or leaning your neck forward (left photo) instead of keeping ear over shoulder (right photo) is called a "forward head."A forward head hangs the weight of your head on the muscles of the neck and upper back, making them hurt. Keeping the h...

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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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  • Fast Fitness - Happy New Year of Fitness

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness for the New Year- Knowing What Is Fitness.Being fit of body and mind is not doing a bunch of artificial rituals in a gym.True fitness is how you live your life. How you treat yourself and others. How you walk, bend and ...

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  • How Good Would You Look From 400 Squats a Day - Just Stop Unhealthy Bending

    Imagine how good your legs would look if you did 400 squats and lunges a day, and how many calories you would burn. Using your legs would strengthen them and reduce risk of both osteoporosis and arthritis. It has been found that a major predisposi...

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  • How To Remember Good Kid Lifting and Carrying

    Back pain from lifting and carrying babies and young children is common. Rehab and PT programs commonly have people spend time (away from their children and other important things they need to do) to lift weight to strengthen back muscles.Here is ...

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  • Fast Friday - Oblique Core Strength and Balance on the Ball

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness -Here is Friday Fast Fitness - develop strong side abdominal and back muscles, and train balance at the same time:Put both hands on the floor and step one foot up onto an exercise ball of any sizeStep the other foot up ...

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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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