The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Fun Workshops in Colorado in July

    In July, I will teach three workshops at the annual conference of the Wilderness Medical Society in Snowmass, Colorado. The conference is open to all who want to learn.Prevent and Fix InjuriesFast moving, jam packed, hands-on workshop to prevent ...

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  • Is Your Drinking Hurting Your Neck?

    A reader sent me this Hauku:Like a Bonsai TreeYour terrible posture atMy dinner tableThe photo above shows an injurious positioning called "a forward head." A forward head position presses cervical (neck) discs outward, causes upper back and neck ...

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  • Pectoral (Chest) Stretch - The Most Common Mistake in the Best Shoulder Stretch

    Mike Benson has sent several Fitness Fixer inspiring stories. In response to reader requests, he made us this photo set showing, "The most common mistake in the best stretch - How to not get any stretch from the pectoral stretch." I asked him to d...

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  • Inauguration

    Last month, President-elect Barack Obama named four scientists to lead his science and technology team. I listened to his December 20, 2008 radio address. I heard words I waited all my life to hear.When I was a small child, when people asked me wh...

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  • 91 Year Old Decides to Run and Sets Record

    Grace didn't have a lifetime of track and field experience. She lived a life of real movement, called functional exercise, raising 11 children and doing chores. She decided to run a race. One month later, she ran the race and broke a world record....

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  • Fast Fitness - Improved Fitness Fixer Index

    Here is Fast Fitness Friday - quick resource for reforming your health care - the Fitness Fixer Index:Reader David from Belgium first helped me program the index last July (2008). Since then, I have manually added posts and maintained the index on...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 5.9

    Thank you to the blog Dr. Deb for including my post Which Stretch Stops Back Pain by Making Neutral Spine Possible? in this past week's edition of Grand Rounds.On the web, Grand Rounds is a collection of the best on-line medical posts from the pas...

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  • Fast Fitness - Hidden Source of Groin Pulls

    An old sports medicine joke says that if you pull a groin muscle, make sure it is someone else's. Here is less known info for Friday Fast Fitness - do you stretch in a way that groin pulls are more likely to happen to you?When you lift one leg to ...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 5.50, Medicine & Technology

    Thank you to Dr. Kim for hosting Grand Rounds this week on his blog Medicine & Technology and including my article Common, Missed Cause of MusculoSkeletal Pain - Your Drugs.This is nice because three previous Grand Rounds rejected this article...

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  • Fast Fitness - Better Back and Backside Muscles

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - Quickly strengthen lower back and backside muscles, improve balance, stretch your legs, and learn straighter positioning:Stand on one foot.Lift the other leg in back. Bend only at the hip until your entire body is par...

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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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