The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Fast Fitness - Prevent Back Pain When Rowing

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - make rowing good exercise, not bad sitting:Don't round your spine forward (left). Rounding pushes discs outward. Left drawing shows disc pushing outward by bending the vertebrae to that they open in back. Rounded sitt...

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  • Plantar Fasciitis Part I

    Raina and several other readers asked about plantar fasciitis.On a house, a fascia is a flat horizontal surface just under the roof. In your body, a fascia is flat fibrous tissue that wraps your muscles and soft structures. You have fascia in seve...

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  • Fast Fitness - Hip Stretch and Spine Stability Training When Stretching Legs

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - Retrain your standing leg stretches to hold your spine and hip in healthful position, get more stretch to the front of the hip, use your back muscles, practice balance, and learn functional stretching - the way your...

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  • Thank You Dr. DeVoto for Grand Rounds

    This week Emily DeVoto, Ph.D. did the huge work of compiling Grand Rounds 3.11 at her blog "The Antidote: Counterspin for Health Care and Health News."Dr. Emily gave a fun encouragement to try my Quick and Easy Strength and Balance Exercise and ca...

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  • Thank you Grand Rounds 3.48

    Thank you Med-Source for hosting Grand Rounds 3.48, a collection of the week's best medical posts.Med-Source recommended that people with back pain read the Fitness Fixer post Prevent Back Surgery.

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  • Fast Fitness - Stronger Arms and Chest, and Core, Hip, and Leg Stability With A Friend

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - strengthen inner legs, thighs, arms, and core, while practicing neutral spine with a friend. More exercise than putting hands up on a bench or exercise ball.My students Johanna (1) and Diana (2) demonstrate the beginn...

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  • Thaipusam - Exercise of Body and Spirit

    At the end of January, I posted about the celebration of Thaipusam. Readers have been e-mailing, asking for photos and stories about our work there studying the devotional piercing, and the medicines, exercises, and nutrition practices done to pre...

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  • Equinox - An Exercise in Treating People With Equality

    Today is the equinox. As the earth continues on its yearly path around the Sun, the center of the disk of the Sun passed over the Earth's equator at 1:48 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time this morning (March 20, 05:48 Universal Time). At the date of the ...

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  • Spotting Back Pain During Running and Walking - What Do Abs Have To Do With It?

    The post Innovation in Abdominal Muscles showed one of the most common, yet most overlooked cause of lower back pain during long standing walking, and running.Readers sent excited letters stating they could finally see and feel why they had back p...

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  • Health & Fitness Third Edition at Last

    The long-awaited new third edition is now available of the sold out book Health & Fitness in Plain English - How to Be Healthy, Happy, and Fit For The Rest Of Your Life. I have been working on it for years.The third edition has important chang...

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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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