The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Fast Fitness Friday

    Beginning next Friday, I hope to post a fun technique each Friday that you can read quickly and use right away in a busy healthy lifestyle. Regular full posts continue the rest of the week.Watch for Fast Fitness.Send healthy requests and ideas.Pho...

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  • Happy Tax Day

    "The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax" -- Albert EinsteinHealthier Sitting and Looking Over Your Work - Tax Preparation HealthNice Chair Stretch Break - Tax StretchGet Out of Your Chair and 'Unround' the Upper Back - Fast...

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  • What Abdominal Muscles Don't Do - The Missing Link

    Did you know that your abdominal muscles have the most important function when you are standing?The person in the photo is not using abdominal muscles to prevent a common overlooked cause of lower back pain. The upper body is leaning and sagging b...

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  • Lifestyle Fitness for Kids Through Gardening

    "Gardening requires lots of water - most of it in the form of perspiration." ~ Lou EricksonInvolve children in gardening at any level. Getting outside to dig, bend, stretch, think, and create in the fresh air is health as a lifestyle - improving...

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  • Inspirational Update from Bill

    In May, blog reader Bill (Lieutenant William Slabonik) sent an inspiring story - Freed From Pain, He Rides Again. Bill had been told by several sources that surgery and disability retirement were his only options. He used Fitness Fixer information...

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  • ChessBoxing

    Want mind and body? ChessBoxing is a sport from Germany that combines "the number one thinking sport with the number one fighting sport." Fighters go 6 rounds of chess and 5 of boxing in 11 alternating rounds. ChessBoxing decision is by checkmate ...

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  • New International Academy Using Jolie Bookspan's Methods

    Physical therapist George Nakhlé from Lebanon runs sports medicine and physical therapy training seminars using my research and methods. He will be joining the efforts of the new International Academy of Functional Sports Medicine where students c...

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  • Fast Fitness - Make Your Own Muscle Soreness Rub

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - by special request of martial arts students starting my summer semester university class this Tuesday - Make a quick soreness relief rub at home:Cut open hot red peppers and remove the seeds. If you have sensitive ski...

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  • Thank you Grand Rounds 3.42

    Thank you to the Aetiology blog for including my post Independence Day for Fitness in Grand Rounds this week, and saying that the post is "making us healthier along the way."In a hospital, Grand Rounds is a lecture for doctors about a patient or t...

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  • Runner Fixes More Pain With Straighter Push-Off

    Last year, reader Ted fixed back pain by learning to use neutral spine during running and daily life. This week he checked in to say the back is still fine, and that he went on to fix other painful sites.Fixing pain and injuries by doing some exer...

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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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