The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Fast Fitness - Your Own Reality Valentine's Day Cooking Show

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - Make Valentine's weekend fit, classy, and serene in the kitchen.Instead of yelling, insults, and impatience that generates stress chemicals that damage heart and blood vessels, then serving that to yourself or family,...

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  • Fast Fitness - Step Up To Handstand

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - learn to lift up to a full handstand, for shoulder, arm, and wrist strength, balance, agility, skill, and fun.Previous posts showed how to step up to an easy handstand by putting one foot up high behind you on a wall ...

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  • Better Use of Core and Healthy Stretches That Don’t Hurt

    In May we are offering two workshops at Bally Fitness 15th and Walnut streets in downtown Philadelphia:On Saturday May 12 2007 we will run The Ab Revolution™ Saturday May 19 2007 will be Stretching Smarter Stretching Healthier Both workshops run f...

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  • Grand Rounds 5.33 Features Fitness Fixer Anti-Obesity Role Model

    Thank you to the medical blog Nursing Handover for including my post Health Homework Becomes AntiObesity Chronic Disease Reality Check in this past week's Vol. 5 No. 33 edition of Grand Rounds.My post features a short video of a 7th grader who fin...

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  • How To Stay Underwater For A Month

    Human beings have gotten all the way to the moon, but can't get far under the sea. In space we can wear special suits to decrease effects of pressure change and deliver air to breathe, but (in brief) the farther you go down underwater, the more th...

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  • Thank You IPhone 3G Grand Rounds

    Thank-you to MyThreeShrinks at Shrink Rap for hosting Grand Rounds volume 4.40 last week with an IPhone 3G theme.They included my post Is Your Drinking Hurting Your Neck? among their votes for the best medical posts of the week. The post shows how...

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  • Fix Pain, Fix Your House, Get Fit, Go Green, Learn Karate

    Cool Fall classes:Paul's ClassesReaders have asked about Paul's classes. Paul teaches Do-It-Yourself home repair and Green home repair classes at Temple U Center City. He has also opened our Karate school in downtown Philadelphia.Karate - Shotokan...

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  • Fast Fitness - Count How Many Times You Help Or Hurt Your Body Daily

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - a simple tool to help you notice how many times during your ordinary day you can either get functional built-in exercise for leg, back, and hip muscles plus a Achilles tendon stretch, or produce a common factor in bac...

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  • What I Learned at the Aging Conference

    Last weekend we were packing up to drive to the New York Chapter American College of Sports Medicine conference on aging. It was early and cold. At the corner where we parked, an elder woman waited at the bus stop. She stood straight as a penguin;...

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  • Thanksgiving Health

    "How good it is to have friends visit from afar"- The first lines of the Analects of Confucius(Confucius is the Western name of Chinese scholar K'ung Fu Tzu)Every year at Thanksgiving, some of my students are far from home or without a family to v...

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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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