Healthline Blogs

  • Thank You Grand Rounds 6.23

    Thank you to the blog Dr. Anonymous for collecting and listing the best medical writing of the week for Grand Rounds Volume 6 number 23, and including my article How Many Sets And Reps Does It Take?In a hospital, Grand Rounds is a lecture for doct...

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  • Next Workshops on Healthier Stretching and Fixing Neck and Back Pain

    I will hold 2 different fun, fast moving workshops this March and April."Fix Your Own Back Pain - Medical Breakthroughs in Non-Surgical Treatment" will be given at two locations, one in downtown (center city) Philadelphia, and one in a northern su...

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  • Happy Lunar New Year

    The New Year is beginning in many places around the world. Happy Lunar New Year on Feb 18th - Sheng Dan Kuai Le Xin Nian Yu Kuai. To my friends who prefer Cantonese Chinese - Sing Dan Fae Lok. Gung Hai Fat Choi. To family, readers, and friends in ...

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  • Fast Fitness - Don't Shorten Hip When Stretching Hamstring

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - Get a more functional hamstring stretch, and a built-in posturally helpful functional stretch to the front of the hip at the same time.When lying on your back to stretch your hamstrings by lifting one leg:Lie flat. Ke...

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  • Common Exercises Teach Upper Back and Neck Pain

    Tuesday night is martial arts class. It had rained all day. A few students were absent. They missed class on how to toughen body and spirit because of water? Next time it pours I think I should hold class outside. In fairness, the students who mis...

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  • Fast Fitness Halloween

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - Encourage health, not disease on Halloween.Instead of junk candy, what about:Give "Pledge to be Drug Free" stickers. If you don't have preprinted stickers, easily make some with blank stickers or labels, colored marke...

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  • Olympic Fast Friday

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - learn some Chinese for the Olympics.The Olympic ceremonies start at 8:08 p.m. on the 8th day of the 8th month in 2008. Eight is an auspicious number for the Chinese. Whether you agree or disagree with politics in the ...

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  • Fast Fitness - Contest for Children (and Everyone) To Learn What They Live

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - a contest for your kids, students, co-workers, and teams to reinforce healthy movement, deeds, and thinking as part of normal everyday life. It's one thing to say it, or read it, and better to do it and live it:Choose...

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  • Fix Scoliosis and Arthritis Pain, Fix New Orleans

    This story came in from Marla:"I would like to take this opportunity to tell you that after suffering for many years from back (scoliosis) and neck (arthritis) pain, it was my good fortune to happen upon your website. I read every word, tried the...

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  • Academy Awards - Academy of Functional Exercise Medicine Awards Leading World Health 2009

    It is an honor to announce the 2009 award winners of the Academy of Functional Exercise Medicine, AFEM. I am director of the Academy, and work (unpaid) for it to be an international resource for people and communities to learn to be healthy in bod...

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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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