The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Fast Fitness - Fix Positioning by Watching Others

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - a quick easy way to remember healthful body positioning for daily activity and exercise:To remind yourself of your positioning, watch other people.Reader Rich Tarpinian (Fix Neck, Play Hockey, Use Brain, Fun Life) wri...

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  • Fast Fitness - The First Group Functional Training Exercise, Good Bending for Back and Knees

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - the first of the promised series of Functional Fitness Training (call it FFT or Bookspan Basics for now) that you can teach your teams, squads, classes, students, kids, groups, battalions, etc.Assemble your group in n...

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  • Does Hyperbaric Treatment Heal Sprains?

    The Utah Deseret News reported on a game where teens scratched letters into their arms. In March, a 14-year-old girl playing the game became infected with necrotizing fasciitis, commonly called "flesh-eating bacteria."The bacteria don't eat the sk...

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  • Fixed Injuries, Got Strong, With Functional Exercise - Real Life

    This fun note and great story came in from Robert Davis:" I have tried to find a way to contact you for a while now!"I have a story I thought I would share and I am so glad I had found your books and website." I had injured myself via weight lift...

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  • Healthline Named In Top Health Blogs - Thank You RNCentral.com and Readers

    Healthline's Authority Network (that's us) was just named one of the top 50 health blogs (number three on the list) by RNCentral.com.Thank you RN Central for recognizing us and other health blogs, and to all the sources providing information to pe...

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  • Hyperbaric and Aquatic Medicine On Travel

    For the next 2 weeks we will be away attending the annual meeting of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). The post Exercise and Medicine Underwater and at High Pressure tells about the UHMS, the fun people, and the meeting. My frie...

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  • Exercise and Stretch for Long Travel Sitting

    We have just gotten home to Thailand after over 40 hours of flights. It would have taken longer to walk here, so we are happy. We unfolded husband Paul, just under seven feet tall, from the seat. During the next month and a half we will travel on ...

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  • More Fun Squatting

    The previous post, Achilles Stretch in the Bathroom, explains how and why the squat is a functional lifestyle exercise, good to stretch the Achilles tendon and get strong, shapely leg muscles. By keeping both heels down and your weight off the fro...

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  • Helium Speech - An Astronaut Calls the President of the United States

    When you take a breath from a helium balloon and speak, your voice rises humorously. What happens when an astronaut does the equivalent and calls the President of the United States?In 1965, Sealab II replaced Sealab I, 62 meters (200 feet) down on...

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  • 91 Year Old Keeps Moving With Drumming

    Keep moving no matter what your age.A video should appear below of 91-year-old drummer Jerry. Chick the arrow in the center of the movie box or at bottom left of the video box to watch her. You do not need HD to watch it. It is viewable at various...

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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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