The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • 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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  • Swimming and Pulmonary Edema Part I

    Reader Katharine asked:"I am an Ironman Triathlete and have recently experienced symptoms of swimming induced pulmonary edema on two occasions this year and am trying to find as much information about this condition as possible. I have a backgrou...

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  • After School Trapeze Arts is Good Exercise

    My mother is a Russian circus teacher. We recently went with her to a recital of a neighbor who teaches elementary trapeze arts. The performers, age about 10 to a women in her 50s, were having fun moving and pulling themselves up and down ropes, s...

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  • Sedentary Lifestyle Linked to Teen Emotional and Behavioral Problems

    A study of physical activity in more than 7,000 teenagers found that inactivity is associated with emotional and behavioral problems.Teens with less than one hour of moderate to vigorous physical activity a week had more symptoms of anxiety, withd...

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  • Replies to Medical Questions

    Dr. Auerbach of the Wilderness Medicine blog wrote an important post for the many requests we get for personalized medical replies. Internet articles are not intended as a substitute for care from your own providers. We don't diagnose, treat, make...

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  • Thank You Fat Doctor, Grand Rounds 3.30

    Fat Doctor, a clinician who describes herself as a "Famine-resistant family physician" hosted Grand Rounds this week on her blog, which she writes with a light touch.She recommended my postDoes Hyperbaric Oxygen Help Exercise Ability?and alsoTax S...

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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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