The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • 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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  • Grand Rounds 3.28

    Thank you Dr. Keagirl for hosting Grand Rounds 3.28 at Urostream. Grand Rounds is a lot of work to do and has been called "the weekly best of the medical blogosphere."Thanks to Dr. Keagirl for including my post Fixing Fitness Myths and saying, "L...

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  • The Best of the Medical Blogosphere

    A note of thanks to the host of this week's Grand Rounds for including my post “Is Bad Martial Arts Good Exercise?"Grand Rounds is a review of the best medical articles (what they call "the best of the medical blogosphere") in the past week. To re...

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  • Fast Fitness Friday - Healthier Fitness Water

    Trendy vitamin water for exercise is big business, adding cost, litter, and sometimes dyes, synthetic isolated vitamins, and questionable sweeteners. Instead, easily make your own sweet, whole-food vitamin water for pennies:Put clean water in a bl...

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  • Fixing Pain and Golf Easier With Real Life Movement Than Isolated Exercises

    Jeff is a Silicon Valley executive, and coach of Next Stage. He found that a lifestyle of unhealthy exercise habits can accumulate, until one day of golf becomes "the Camel's Last Straw."Jeff writes:"There is life after back pain – even the kind w...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 4.26

    Thank you Dr. Scott at Polite Dissent for hosting Grand Rounds 4.26 this week. Polite Dissent has interesting posts on medical and physiological mistakes portrayed in cartoons, television shows, and other media.Dr. Scott chose my post Spotting Bac...

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  • Long Sitting - Simple and More Comfortable

    As you read this, we will have been on several days of flights and trains.Sitting for long periods does not have to be uncomfortable, whether at the desk, on a flight, when driving. Most lists of instructions for sitting without hurting your back ...

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  • Fast Fitness - First Morning Stretch

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - straighten out first thing in the morning and help your back feel good.Instead of sitting on the bed first thing in the morning, which loads the discs, try this:Before getting out of bed, turn face down propped gently...

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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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