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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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  • Athletic Success and Genetics

    Reader Mike, knows how to avoid controversy, he stated that " genetics always wins out…"---Read success stories of these methods and send your own.Questions come in by the hundreds. I make posts from fun ones. Before asking more, see if your answ...

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  • Fast Fitness - Open Your Eyes and World View

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - learn a long-known, little talked-about world crisis encompassing health, politics, economics, pollution, and human rights. See the movie Flow to quickly learn several global practices that improve your health to know...

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  • Healthy Aging Starts Now

    Robert Davis, frequent Fitness Fixer success story contributor, wrote to me with observations that will encourage, educate, and help many -"I am beginning to see an almost "plague" in our society. That plague is auto-assumption that age automatica...

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  • Parcours - Old Fun Is New Exercise

    Parcours is pronounced par-core. It is a French word meaning "course" or trail. A parcours is a path with obstacles at varied intervals. You navigate using your body and brain, similar to steeplechase.Some parcours are formally designed municipal ...

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  • Fast Fitness - Easy Handstand for Balance, Upper Body Strength -The Movie

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - a quick, safer way to try a handstand. Standing on hands has many health and strength benefits and can be easily practiced in this way.My student Dennis, Olympic medalist in wrestling, demonstrates in this short movie...

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  • Blacksburg

    Colleagues and friends at Virginia Tech have asked us to remember them today, Friday April 20.Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,Where there is hatred, let me sow love;where there is injury, pardon;where there is doubt, faith;where there is...

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  • Pearl is 97

    After reading about success with exercise and stretching over various posts including Monday's Getting More From a Hip Stretch, reader Dr. Alan, sent this photo at right of his mother Pearl, age 97, stretching her hip. The straighter upright you ...

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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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