The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Athletic Success and Genetics

    Reader Mike, knows how to avoid controversy, he stated that " genetics always wins out…"---Read success stories of these methods and send your own.Questions come in by the hundreds. I make posts from fun ones. Before asking more, see if your answ...

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  • Fast Fitness - Open Your Eyes and World View

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - learn a long-known, little talked-about world crisis encompassing health, politics, economics, pollution, and human rights. See the movie Flow to quickly learn several global practices that improve your health to know...

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  • Healthy Aging Starts Now

    Robert Davis, frequent Fitness Fixer success story contributor, wrote to me with observations that will encourage, educate, and help many -"I am beginning to see an almost "plague" in our society. That plague is auto-assumption that age automatica...

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  • Parcours - Old Fun Is New Exercise

    Parcours is pronounced par-core. It is a French word meaning "course" or trail. A parcours is a path with obstacles at varied intervals. You navigate using your body and brain, similar to steeplechase.Some parcours are formally designed municipal ...

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  • Fast Fitness - Easy Handstand for Balance, Upper Body Strength -The Movie

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - a quick, safer way to try a handstand. Standing on hands has many health and strength benefits and can be easily practiced in this way.My student Dennis, Olympic medalist in wrestling, demonstrates in this short movie...

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  • Blacksburg

    Colleagues and friends at Virginia Tech have asked us to remember them today, Friday April 20.Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,Where there is hatred, let me sow love;where there is injury, pardon;where there is doubt, faith;where there is...

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  • Pearl is 97

    After reading about success with exercise and stretching over various posts including Monday's Getting More From a Hip Stretch, reader Dr. Alan, sent this photo at right of his mother Pearl, age 97, stretching her hip. The straighter upright you ...

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  • Respiratory Muscle Training for Swimming, Diving, and Running

    At the diving and hyperbaric conference three weeks ago, I attended sessions on respiratory muscle training for underwater operations. It is a topic of interest for those in charge of combat swimmers, and anyone doing physical training.In one stud...

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  • Lung Training from the Exercise Ball

    The week before I left to teach at the Wilderness conference, I taught my University yoga class entirely on an exercise ball. I will post about functional movement on a ball in weeks to come.We don't use three of the most ineffective things you ca...

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  • Unhealthy Yoga Ankles

    Just as there are foods that are bad for you, and just as some common medicines have side effects to make you sicker instead of better, there are several yoga moves that injure directly or predispose you to later injury. This is true, not just for...

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About the Author


M.Ed, PhD, FAWM

Dr. Bookspan is an award-winning scientist whose goal is to make exercise easier and healthier.

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