Healthline Blogs

  • Fast Fitness - Fixing Yoga Warrior and Lunge Exercise to Neutral Spine

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - quickly change your posture to change your luck on Friday the 13th. Hyperlordosis (swayback posture) seems to be unlucky - it causes lower back pain. You can do this in seconds to make a certain change to healthier sp...

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  • Leg Stretch that Strengthens Arms

    Readers have e-mailed for more upper body strengtheners.Increasing upper body strength helps many things. The post Quick and Fun Arm and Body Strengthener listed several benefits to your health and daily activities, and gave a quick, fun upper bod...

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  • Fast Fitness - Strength, Abs, Balance, and Ankle and Leg Stabilization

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - quickly increase functional stabilization of the knee, leg, and ankle while increasing overall strength and balance.Anyone can lift weights, but can you do it balancing on a basketball? Get started by standing on one ...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 3.36

    Thank you to MedSkool for including my post What Does Stretching Do? in this week's Grand Rounds. Grand Rounds is a weekly selection of notable medical posts of the week.

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  • Contest To Sit Up Straight - A Hint

    In October, I offered readers a chance to show what they learned - a contest to tell "What do you need to do to go from sitting with a rounded spine to straightened?" Does it take strengthening? Stretching? Perhaps (hint) something else? Readers ...

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  • Common, Missed Cause of MusculoSkeletal Pain - Your Drugs

    Three years ago, I started a series of Fitness Fixer posts about the extensive phenomenon of muscle, joint, and body pain occurring from common prescription drugs. The editors at that time asked me to defer writing about it. I have been watching t...

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  • Logo Design Contest for New International Sports Medicine Academy

    In November we announced a new International Sports Medicine Academy.The International Academy Of Functional Sports Medicine was formed to provide:Evidence-based education in functional physical medicine, training, sports medicine including diving...

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  • Sunlight Needed for Physical and Mental Health

    Sunlight deprivation has been found in a clinical study to cause profound negative change to portions of your brain associated with depression.Further, "neurons that produce norepinephrine, dopamine and serotonin, which are common neurotransmitter...

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  • Healthy Holiday Gifts

    If you would like my signed books for holiday presents, go quickly to my web site page BOOKS.I just received notice that Amazon.com is discontinuing the service allowing direct credit card payment called "honorbox."Starting December 11, I will not...

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  • Wall Handstand Success With Liz

    Readers say they enjoy hearing how to do things, but often remain reluctant to try them. Here is a fun story of success trying a wall handstand for the first time.Reader Liz first wrote how she fixed her lower back pain using Fitness Fixer methods...

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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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