The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • The Story of the Black Belt

    My Tuesday night martial arts class students continued transformation to healthy behaviour. Instead of chatting noisily, they sat quietly straight and relaxed. They sat down on the floor without needing to use their hands. Their equipment was neat...

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  • Space Walks

    The space shuttle Endeavour landed yesterday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.Endeavour's two-week assignment to the International Space Station was shortened for safety arrangements concerning Hurricane Dean.The Endeavour name uses British spel...

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  • Friday Fast Fitness - Better Shoulder and Triceps Stretch

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - Quick shoulder and triceps stretch, without adding new bad positioning. Use this instead of the usual stretch of pulling elbow overhead with the other hand, which usually results in leaning the head forward and archin...

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  • Better Stretches for Swimming - Cook Strait Update

    The September equinox was this weekend. At the moment of the equinox, the center of the disk of the sun crosses the equator. The northern hemisphere comes into Fall while the southern hemisphere begins Spring. For the day before and after that mom...

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  • American College of Sports Medicine Meeting

    Hello from the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), held this year in New Orleans. The meeting is attended by thousands of researchers, physicians, allied health, trainers, educators, scientists, and others.Sports medi...

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  • Upper Body Built in Functional Fitness

    Reader Vietanh asks:"I enjoy the all day exercises using squat and lunge for my daily activities. Thank you for sharing your philosophy."However, those exercises are mainly for lower body. I would like to ask if there are good all day exercises f...

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  • Thank you Grand Rounds 3.24

    This week for electronic Grand Rounds, "Grunt Doc" did a smart job of gathering a variety of helpful medical posts to make Grand Rounds 3.24 in the clear organized way of the good former Marine that he is.Thank you Allen, for including my post Why...

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  • Tax Preparation Health

    Taxes are due April 15th. Piles of papers, forms, schedules, receipts. Readers have asked how to be healthier while working at the desk, and how to keep their cool during tax preparation.Several readers asked how to stop neck pain when looking dow...

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  • Fast Fitness - Improving Mental Fitness Through Language Study

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - a fun, quick, free resource to improve your vocabulary in many languages:Click www.travlang.com/wordofday/Listen to native pronunciation of the Word of the Day in a list of languages.The same page has a free registrat...

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  • Monks on Horseback

    The next post will be in a few days (or I will send it for someone to post for me). We won't have internet access. We will be in a remote northern mountain area near the Thai-Burmese border where the monks of the Archa Tong forest monastery ride ...

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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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