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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 3.45

    Thank you David E. Williams at the Health Business Blog for including my post Hip Stretch While You Strengthen Your Legs in Grand Rounds 3.45.In a hospital, Grand Rounds is a lecture for doctors about a patient or topic. On the web, Grand Rounds i...

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  • How Many Sets And Reps Does It Take?

    Anton, Alberto (farioreo), and others have asked how many "sets and reps" of exercises and stretches will help. The answer is in a story my Mother told me when I was small:A young boy in school always made the same mistake in English. Instead of t...

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  • Functional Fitness as a Lifestyle By Mail Room Workers

    Peggy Santamaria wrote me that she was using my work, and my illustration Backman!™ to teach healthy movement to workers for a good day's work without injury and repetitive strain:"Hi Dr. Bookspan,"Very excited to report that I met with the Appala...

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  • Healthier Carrying - Get Free Ab Exercise and Stop Pain

    Do you overly arch your lower back when you carry things in front of you, as in the photo at left? Arching your lower back and leaning back to carry anterior loads is common source of pressure and loading on your lower back, whether you are carryi...

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  • Your Muscles Are Your Orthotics for Arches, Knock Knee, and Knee Pain

    David from Belgium has been a success story and valuable contributor. He frequently makes us photos and movies showing how to fix pain and unhealthful fitness using Fitness Fixer techniques. He first left a comment on a post in 2007:"I'm training ...

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  • Diastases Recti, What It Is and What To Do

    Reader Fun Steve previously wrote with his success losing weight and getting in shape with Fitness Fixer. Then he moved from Thailand to Japan. What happened next?Steve writes:"I 'done did' something to my stomach. Without having visited any doct...

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  • Fast Friday - Functional Oblique Abdominal Muscle Practice - Holding Straight

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - use your oblique abdominal muscles functionally - to hold yourself straight against resistance:Stretch out on the floor. Turn to the side, standing on one hand and one footHold straight as long as you can. Don't sag. ...

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  • Summer of Garden Exercise, Fall Harvest

    We planted a vegetable garden this Spring in my mother's field. Hard exercise changed a rocky ruined area into beautiful food. It's getting cold now. Readers asked how the garden turned out. Here are stories:We are harvesting. By afternoon it is d...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds, I Think

    Thank you Grand Rounds for including my post Gluteal Muscles Myth - Shaking the Dog’s Paw among the best medical posts of the week.Grand Rounds on the web is an electronic collection of notable medical posts hosted by one medical blogger each week...

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  • Thank You Grand Round 3.50

    Thank you Dr. Emer at Parallel Universes for hosting Grand Rounds 3.50 and including my postInspirational Ivy II - Beating Foot Drop and Sciatica, and Getting Healthier.Dr. Emer wrote the post shows "how to stop sciatica, even if severe." The inte...

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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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