The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Thank You Grand Rounds 3.37

    Thank you to InsideSurgery for hosting Grand Rounds this week. InsideSurgery was selected by the Wall Street Journal as "one of the 10 best surgery sites on the web."Inside Surgery included my post Blood Hero in this week's Grand Rounds. Grand Rou...

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  • Thank you Grand Rounds 4.24

    Thank you Grand Rounds 4.24 for choosing my post Healthy Youth Parties - Fun Exercise, No Junk Food among this week's vote for the best medical posts.

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  • Fast Fitness - Upper Back, Shoulder, Triceps, Arm, Wrist, and Hand Stretch

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - nice stretch for hands, upper back, and everything in between.Stand with your back about a foot from a solid surfaceReach upward and backward to place both hands on the wall, all fingers facing downwardPress, lifting ...

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  • Olympic Calories for Michael Phelps and Everyone Else

    I didn't intend to cover this topic until several reporters deluged me in one week. They said I must answer immediately because they had deadlines, gave specifics I must answer so they can be paid for their article (while I supply everything with ...

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  • Getting More From a Hip Stretch

    This post tells the Hip Stretch story started with Inspirational Ivy in August. In that post, Ivy tells how she used healthful body mechanics to fix a serious and extended attack of sciatica and foot drop the year before. Several posts since, have...

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  • Fast Fitness - Quick Relaxing Hip Stretch

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness. A stretch for front hip muscles, often tight from sitting and counterproductive forward-bending exercises in fitness and Pilates classesLie over a bed or bench with hips right at the edge and legs danglingFeel wonderfu...

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  • Prevent Main Factor in Back Pain After Running and Walking

    One of our readers, Nick, wrote me that he had had slowly increasing lower back pain despite exercising regularly. He ran, he stretched, he did abdominal exercises. Nick's doctor told Nick to give up running and take up low impact activity. Giving...

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  • Healthy Youth Parties - Fun Exercise, No Junk Food

    Mike is a Fitness Fixer reader who fixed many injuries - impinged shoulder, hip pain, radiating pain down the leg, and bad nutrition from sports food that is really junk food in a sporty label. In December, he sent us his reader success story that...

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  • Healthier Backpack Carrying to Get Better Exercise and Stop Back Pain

    Frequent news items report that wearing backpacks causes back pain in children and adults. Some of the usual theories proposed for why backpacks cause pain is "overstuffing them" or carrying them too high or low. Complicated and expensive...

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  • Fast Fitness - Quick Refreshed Perspective Every Day

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - strengthen appreciation. Appreciation increases happiness, lowers blood pressure and stress chemicals, and reduces resentment, an unhealthy state of mind:When you turn on a water faucet, notice that you get water. Thi...

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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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