The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • 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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  • Fast Fitness - NoCost Hand Strength and Rehab Equipment

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness -hand exercise without rehabilitation equipment.One of the exercises against repetitive strain syndrome is to exercise the muscles that open the hands. There are expensive commercial devices you can buy for this. One co...

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  • On The Way

    We are on our way to the United States. It will be several days of trains, ferries, buses, and flights. I won’t have phone, mail, or internet to be able to post for a few days, but I will keep trying the drumming, magic spells, and carrier pigeons...

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  • Fast Fitness - Stretch For Menstrual Cramps

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - a stretch to help relieve the ache of menstrual cramps and the same pain from uterine cramping after sexual relations:Person with cramping lies on back, knees bent, feet flat on the floor or bed.Partner sits at their ...

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  • Need Meat and Dairy to be Healthy and Active? A Physician Comments

    Letters from readers come in about the various vegan and vegetarian athletes with success stories on Fitness Fixer.Jay Gordon MD, FAAP, FABM, Assistant professor of Pediatrics at UCLA comments. Click the arrow to run the short movie:[youtube=http:...

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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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  • Forearm, Upper Body and Hand Exercise

    During the part of the year that we live in the United States, we have a luxury - a washing machine. You put clothes in it, and it washes them for you. You come back later, hang out the clothes, and the Earth dries them for you. Luxury.Recently th...

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  • Change Daily Reaching to Get Ab Exercise and Stop Back and Shoulder Pain

    When you lift your arms, do you lean back and increase the arch of your lower back? It is unhealthy body mechanics if you do - photo at right.Arching your back to raise your arms reduces the stretch and exercise on the shoulder, and increases load...

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  • Fitness Tests - Do They Do What They Claim?

    A number of conventional standardized fitness tests, surprisingly, are not accurate. They do not test what they claim to test. To get real answers that you can use, it is important to know if you are doing what you think you are doing.An example 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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