The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • The Cause of Disc and Back Pain

    A UK Times article featured a physician musing that as medical students they were not taught in school to identify the cause of medical problems, but to treat symptoms (and give electric shocks to decerebrate frogs). The cause of the problem would...

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  • Shihan Chong Breaks 10 Blocks of Ice At Age 70

    My friend, teacher, and fellow instructor Shihan (means - high teacher) Peter Chong of Singapore, 8th degree Black Belt (HachiDan), breaks 10 blocks of ice while standing on eggs.Shihan Chong did this for his 70th birthday in front of 200 friends ...

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  • Neutral Spine or Not?

    A small inward curve belongs in your lower back (left-hand figure of the three in the drawing). You can slouch your spine in a few ways to increase the small inward curve resulting in over-arching, also called hyper-lordosis (two ways shown in the...

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  • Stretching With a Friend - Partner Pectoral Stretch

    The posts Quick, Feel-Good Upper Back and Chest Stretch and Fixing Upper Back and Neck Pain showed two ways to stretch your upper body in the way most needed - backward, not forward. Today's post gives the same great-feeling, healthful stretch for...

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  • Fast Fitness - Exercise Involvement In World Health

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - shed unhealthy petty feelings of maltreatment because you had to wait in line for your luxury items, or didn't get them in your color.We have things to be extremely grateful for.More of the time, it is not necessary t...

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  • Fast Fitness - Strengthen and Stabilize Upper Body and Core Without Increasing Neck Tension

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - learn how to use and strengthen arm, shoulder, upper body muscles, and abdominal and back muscles without hunching, tensing, and tightening:Have a friend stand in front of you with arms crossed over their chest. Grasp...

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  • Thank You Vitum Medicinus for Grand Rounds 3.43

    Thank you to the Vitum Medicinus for including my post "Altitude Sickness, Viagra, and Bubbles on Flights" in Grand Rounds this week.In a hospital, Grand Rounds is a lecture for doctors about a patient or topic. On the Internet, the weekly Grand R...

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  • Thumbs Can Show Tightness That Leads to Upper Back Pain

    Healthy body position should be a natural easy part of daily life, not something you stop work to do as an exercise.Unhealthy body positioning is more ingrained in daily life than many people realize. How can you tell your own positioning? Watch o...

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  • Healthful Real Food Tastes Good - No Commercial Health Food Needed

    Ivy of New Zealand sends me frequent updates of her continuing improvements. She is a great-grandmother and still getting stronger, healthier, more mobile, and having more fun while she does all this. Ivy writes,"Around 7.30 yesterday morning, my ...

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  • How Much Inward Curve Space Should There Be In The Lower Back?

    Reader Carina asked a good question on the post Prevent Back Surgery about how much space there should be in the lower back inward curve. Comments were not accepted by the Blogger software for several weeks, and I could not reply in the comments. ...

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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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