The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Japanese Ama Divers - Cold, Clothing, and Children

    The multi-part story of diving with the Japanese Diving Women continues here:In villages along the Japanese coasts, diving by the AmaSan for sea plants and other harvests goes on without tourist fanfare. We dived in the cool, dim waters, rubbing l...

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  • Thank You Shakespearean Grand Rounds 4.49

    Thank you Rural Doctoring for hosting Grand Rounds 4.49 this week. On the Internet, Grand Rounds is a weekly competition of the best medical posts of the week. Posts are selected by a different host each week.This week, Dr. Chan of Rural Doctoring...

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  • Come Learn Karate

    Come learn Karate. Readers have asked about Paul's classes. Last year, he opened our Karate dojo (school) in downtown Philadelphia.Paul Sensei (Sensei is your teacher) teaches Shotokan karate in a kind and fun environment. Paul advanced to third d...

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  • No More Crunches No More Back Pain

    The new expanded third edition is now available of the training manual, The Ab Revolution™ No More Crunches No More Back Pain.The Ab Revolution™ is a groundbreaking core training method. It has two components. The first is to learn how to consciou...

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  • Memorial Days

    This weekend the United States observes the national holiday of Memorial Day, formerly called Decoration Day, a day to remember soldiers fallen in war.May we be so strong of body,Strong of spirit,Strong of humanityThat none need war,That no soldie...

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  • Household Fitness in the New Year

    Start off the new year with fitness as a lifestyle. Use healthy movement and body positioning as you go about all your daily activities.David from Belgium trains balance first thingIvy from New Zealand uses a half squat to functionally strengthen ...

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  • Walking Softly Benefits Olympic Wrestler

    Reader Dennis is an Olympic Medalist in wrestling. He is the student who asked me how to walk without shocking his joints in the post Walk Lightly - Shock Absorption for Happier Joints.Not long after, I saw Dennis running by at a fast clip, with b...

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  • Stronger Pain-Free Wrists When Biking

    Reader Bill fixed his neck, shoulder, and upper and lower back pain, and went back to the bike riding he loves. He tells how he did it in Freed From Pain, He Rides Again and Inspirational Update from Bill.Bill is now away on his current adventure,...

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  • Thank you Grand Rounds - Health in NonClinical Settings

    Thank you Dr. Joe Kim for hosting Grand Rounds this week from his blog NonClinicalJobs.com and including Fast Fitness - Contest: What Does It Take To Sit Upright? among his votes for the best in medical writing for the week.Dr. Kim writes,Dr. Jol...

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  • Doctors Don't Prescribe Effective Back and Neck Pain Therapy - Exercise

    Studies have confirmed that directed Studies have confirmed that directed exercise is beneficial for chronic low back and neck pain. Is it being used? In a survey reported in Arthritis Care & Research, of 684 patients with chronic low back or ...

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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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