The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Which Stretch Stops Back Pain by Making Neutral Spine Possible?

    What can you do if you're too tight to stand and move in neutral spine? A common lower back pain occurs after long standing, walking, and upright activity. The most common cause is exaggerated inward curve in the lower spine - a bad posture called...

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  • Exercise and Medicine Underwater and at High Pressure

    For the next week, I will be at scientific meeting of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). My colleagues attending are flight surgeons, SEAL team captains, commercial divers, submersible and submarine craft personnel from navies of ...

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  • Who We Read - Using Fitness Fixer for More

    Beside your Fitness Fixer post each day, what else is here for information and fun?Down the right-hand column of your screen are several categories of links:First is "Health Expert Updates" where you can subscribe and have each new Fitness Fixer p...

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  • Secret To Get Better and Fitter

    What magic secret exercise or machine or supplement makes you fitter?Fitness Fixer reader Jilly wrote in to ask:" I am a 65 yr old woman and have no strength in my upper body; I cannot push myself up even by 1 inch but just lie floundering on the ...

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  • Fix Neck, Play Hockey, Use Brain, Fun Life

    Rich Tarpinian, IT systems engineer, musician, hockey coach, and vegan, fixed grinding neck pain, back spasms, disc pain, and tension-type headaches. He had not been comfortable sleeping in any position. Rich said the neck grinding and discomfort...

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  • Fast Fitness - Can You Do Plank Chess?

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - great concentration, body strength and endurance for almost everything, healthful family fun, and improving your chess game, all at once. Reader Paul J wrote in with this:"Dr. Jolie,"Have you and your husband ever tri...

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  • Do Breathing Exercises Work?

    Often the simple act of breathing is made into a complicated ritual. People take classes to learn how to breathe in this nostril and out that nostril and four times slowly this way, and eight hundred times quickly that way. All you need is to rema...

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  • Technical Difficulties

    Articles intended for yesterday and today could not be posted. Blogger is having technical difficulties. No photos or graphics are uploading to Fitness Fixer. The scheduled posts that describe healthy use of kettlebell weights would not be as fun ...

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  • Fast Fitness - Relaxing Hip, Leg, and Groin Stretch

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - A nice stretch for inside leg and hip that does not involve sitting. It is called Rocket Ship:Lie face down. Feel both hipbones touch flat on the floor.Bring one knee out to the side. Don't rock or tilt to the side. K...

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  • Dinosaur of Grand Rounds 3.23

    "#1 Dinosaur" is the name of the family doctor who hosted Grand Rounds 3.23 this week, illustrating a theme of how things have changed, and not changed, in medicine.Thank you #1 Dinosaur for including my post When Did Health Become Thinking Out O...

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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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