The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Questions, Comments, Reader Success Stories

    Readers, thank you for making Fitness Fixer a highly read and useful health site. Positive response has been considerable. E-mails and success stories steadily come in of readers reclaiming health mobility, fixing pain, having fun, and accomplishi...

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  • Long Sitting - Simple and More Comfortable

    As you read this, we will have been on several days of flights and trains.Sitting for long periods does not have to be uncomfortable, whether at the desk, on a flight, when driving. Most lists of instructions for sitting without hurting your back ...

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  • Fast Fitness - First Morning Stretch

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - straighten out first thing in the morning and help your back feel good.Instead of sitting on the bed first thing in the morning, which loads the discs, try this:Before getting out of bed, turn face down propped gently...

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  • Welcome to the Fitness Fixer

    A recent injury survey by US military revealed that 62% of American injuries in Iraq are occurring in the gym. The same is happening at home. How can this be? Several things are happening. Just as not every medicine is healthy, not all exercises a...

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  • Exercise and Aging - Don't Limit the Patient to Limit the Pain

    A Reuters news item last week reports that "baby boomers" are accumulating wear and tear injuries, and they should consider cutting back on amount and type of exercise they get.The article points out that contributors to injuries are biomechanics...

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  • Fast Fitness - Easy Handstand

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - if you have been afraid to try a handstand, here is a quick easy way to have success. You will strengthen your hands, wrist, arms, shoulders, upper body, and core, practice balance, and get blood circulating.Crouch do...

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  • Why Not?

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  • Reader Successes Endure - Next Update From Bill

    After being told he'd have to retire, have surgery, and live with pain forever, Coast Guard Lieutenant Bill S. attended my workshops and went to on return to marathon biking and new work flying cargo 747's around the world - with Captain's bars. B...

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  • Beijing Olympics & Martial Arts Class Teach Common Sense Cooperation

    The opening ceremonies of the Beijing Summer Olympics were a quiet, powerful reminder of mutual cooperation as path to strength, beauty, and peace. Thousands danced in metaphor for healthy society - that we cooperate to create a masterpiece, and e...

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  • Getting the Right Yoga Medicine

    In medicine, if someone wants to lose weight, they can do things to lose weight. It wouldn't work as well to "balance" the practice by doing things that both gain and lose. If someone has too high blood cholesterol, they may use foods, medicine, a...

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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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