The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Thank You Grand Rounds 4.21

    Thank you David Harlow for hosting Grand Rounds this week on his site HealthBlawg, and also for contacting me personally that he selected my post Valentine Partner Pushups as one of the best medical posts of the week.The personal e-mail was a heal...

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  • Fast Fitness - Better Back and Leg Exercise When Vacuuming

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - Prevent lumbar disc degeneration, and strengthen and stretch your legs without needing a gym, trainer, or exercise equipment, or even changing your clothes:Notice if you bend wrong - pictured at right with red X. It m...

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  • Get Better Exercise From Your Chair

    How many times do you get in and out of a chair everyday? It could be enough for a fair amount of exercise, if you use muscles instead of leaning forward (photo shows terrible sitting) and flopping down.At a medical conference last year, a speake...

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  • Help Yourself

    Ivy from New Zealand wrote last week with an important reminder for readers who want to fix their pain:"Have just read your post re Captain Scott and knees - Don't Miss These Reasons It Doesn't Get Better."It reminded me of a conversation I had ye...

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  • Vertebral Artery Compression, Dizziness, Discs, and the Forward Head

    I received an e-mail from Serbia. Miroslav had suffered eight years of dizziness from compression of the vasculature and nerves of his neck. Then he found how to prevent the bad position called "forward head" using my methods. Miroslav had previo...

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  • Fast Fitness - Grip Strength and Endurance

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - Strengthen and increase endurance of hands, fingers, and forearms.Farmers Carry - Hold a heavy briefcase, suitcase, bucket, grocery bags, or other weights with a handle. Hold arms down at your side (or out to the side...

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  • Fast Fitness - Better Standing Hamstring, Achilles, and Inside Leg Stretch

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - get a better stretch for the hamstring of the standing leg when stretching the other leg to the side:When you stand with one leg stretching to the side, notice the leg you are standing on. It is common to stand with...

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  • Fitness is Getting Out and Living

    Readers, you are all great people. Feel good about yourselves. I appreciate all the e-mails how you're using the ideas in this blog, my website, and classes to stop years of pain, get back to doing fun things, or try healthy fun for the first time...

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  • Calories Burned in Prayer

    Last week at the sports medicine conference, I talked to a researcher from Kuwait University. Dr. Jasem Ramadan presented a lovely little study called Bioenergetics of Islamic Prayers, measuring the amount of oxygen and calories the physical movem...

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  • Can We Teach Young Doctors to Be Healthy?

    We have been traveling for the past 2 months in Asia and are on the way to the chilly Smokey Mountains of Tennessee USA to teach medical students for a week during their rotation elective in Wilderness Medicine. This is the third year I will teach...

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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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