The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Are You Making Your Exercise Unhealthy?

    Most people know that sitting badly at your desk, as in the left-hand photo, is unhealthy.It is easy to see that he is rounding his back forward. He is not sitting up. His ear is far forward of his shoulder (even with his shoulders so rounded that...

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  • Can Anyone Get A Computer To A Great-Grandmother?

    This is an unusual post. Long-time Fitness Fixer success Ivy from New Zealand, continuing inspiration to many readers, wrote me a good-bye and thank you. Her computer is broken. Can anyone help this situation?Ivy is a Great-Grandmother (pretty dar...

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  • Fast Fitness - Core Hip & Body, Posture Strength & Balance

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - training and challenging abdominal muscles to hold neutral spine.Use this, not as an exercise to "do," but to use to retrain neutral spine. Reader Mike, who did a A Whole Big Fix sent this photo to illustrate:Hold a p...

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  • Fun Steve Loses Weight With Fitness Fixer

    Reader Steve writes me funny updates. Steve fixed his back pain that surgeons said was hopeless, using my methods. Then his knees, arches, neck, and various dings and injuries he gets during his active life as an adventurer and professional photog...

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  • Fixing the Commonest Source of Mystery Lower Back Pain

    Many people let their lower back curve inward (arch) too much when they stand, walk, exercise, and carry things (drawing on left). This is commonly called sway back, hollowback, arching, lordosis, or hyperlordosis. People who overarch this way get...

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  • Nice Neck Stretch

    Here is a quick stretch, helpful after long sitting or working. Done right, it stretches the neck, upper body, and side of the body, helping restore muscle length to tight muscles:Put one hand behind you, as if in an opposite back pocket (photo at...

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  • Better Balance by Christmas

    I heard a radio program about yoga for senior citizens. The yoga program directors made the usual statements about yoga helping strength and balance. Then they said something that seemed at odds with their goal. They said, "If your balance is poor...

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  • Thirteenth Paralympic Games Begin

    The 13th Summer Paralympic Games begin on September 6, 2008 in Beijing, China. Since 1988, the Paralympic Games are held in the same year and location as the Olympic Games. The Paralympic torch was lit on August 28 at the Temple of Heaven in Beiji...

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  • First Winner - International Academy of Functional Sports Medicine Logo Design

    In January 2008, we announced the Logo Design Contest for the International Academy of Functional Sports Medicine. We are honored to announce the first winner, Alessandro Schiavone, Creative Director from Ravenna, Italy.Sig. Schiavone's design wil...

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  • Fast Fitness - Which Books to Get for Holiday Shopping Black Friday

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - quick, inexpensive holiday gifts, easy to get, helpful to have. Many readers asked which books to get. Thank you everyone who sent me great notes and success stories how the books made their lives strong, fun, and pai...

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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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