The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Your Muscles Are Your Orthotics for Arches, Knock Knee, and Knee Pain

    David from Belgium has been a success story and valuable contributor. He frequently makes us photos and movies showing how to fix pain and unhealthful fitness using Fitness Fixer techniques. He first left a comment on a post in 2007:"I'm training ...

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  • Diastases Recti, What It Is and What To Do

    Reader Fun Steve previously wrote with his success losing weight and getting in shape with Fitness Fixer. Then he moved from Thailand to Japan. What happened next?Steve writes:"I 'done did' something to my stomach. Without having visited any doct...

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  • Fast Friday - Functional Oblique Abdominal Muscle Practice - Holding Straight

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - use your oblique abdominal muscles functionally - to hold yourself straight against resistance:Stretch out on the floor. Turn to the side, standing on one hand and one footHold straight as long as you can. Don't sag. ...

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  • Summer of Garden Exercise, Fall Harvest

    We planted a vegetable garden this Spring in my mother's field. Hard exercise changed a rocky ruined area into beautiful food. It's getting cold now. Readers asked how the garden turned out. Here are stories:We are harvesting. By afternoon it is d...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds, I Think

    Thank you Grand Rounds for including my post Gluteal Muscles Myth - Shaking the Dog’s Paw among the best medical posts of the week.Grand Rounds on the web is an electronic collection of notable medical posts hosted by one medical blogger each week...

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  • Thank You Grand Round 3.50

    Thank you Dr. Emer at Parallel Universes for hosting Grand Rounds 3.50 and including my postInspirational Ivy II - Beating Foot Drop and Sciatica, and Getting Healthier.Dr. Emer wrote the post shows "how to stop sciatica, even if severe." The inte...

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  • Healthier Heart

    Scorn, anger, name-calling. Not good for the heart. The best warrior wins without hurting others or himself.The Thais call it "jai yen" - cool heart. The secret is to not make anger a negative force. They keep kindness in their voice. Jai yen is c...

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  • Getting Fitter in 50 Degrees

    The Cook Strait, separating the north and south islands of New Zealand, is cold. Reader Dr. Ernie, 52 years old, is training to swim the 26 kilometers across the strait next February. Sixteen Miles of Cold Water started telling about it.Cold water...

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  • Thank You Blog That Ate Manhattan

    Thank you Blog That Ate Manhattan for doing Grand Rounds 3.33 this week and including my post Back Pain in Pregnancy - and Why Men Can Get It.The web version of Grand Rounds is a weekly medical web post that recommends "the weekly best of the medi...

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  • Improve Stretch and Strength With Better Kicking

    Thai boxing (Muay Thai) kicks are among the most devastating and effective kicks in the world. Thai fighters spend hours a day kicking heavy bags and posts, and years toughening their legs and shins for kicks and blocks by bashing them with pipes ...

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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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