The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Happy Mothers Day

    Wishing everyone a Happy Mothers Day, for your mother, a mother, yourself, and Mother Earth.Click Healthy Mothers Day for health and fun.Photo by Araleya

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  • Fast Fitness - Balance Contest!

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - another contest! Do you know what constitutes ability in balance as a lifestyle? Tell us!On the urging of reader Mr. Georges Nakhlé, I started the Academy of Functional Exercise Medicine (AFEM) to train people in heal...

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  • 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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  • If Better Abdominal Muscles Are Your New Year's Resolution, Try This

    Readers have been writing to ask about the conflicting reports in fitness magazines on how often you should work your abs. Some sources cite research studies saying you should rest between resistance training. Other articles say to exercise them e...

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  • Throw a Stronger Punch (or Push a Car or Stroller) Using This Back Pain Reduction Technique

    My Tuesday night martial arts students had another good class tonight. At the beginning of class, I showed them how to greatly strengthen their punch using a technique that also stops a common cause of lower back pain.The reason both benefits occu...

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  • Arch Support Is Not From Shoes

    The previous article showed how the best ankle support comes from your own ankle, leg, and foot muscles. Pronation (flat, sagging arches) is rarely just the way your feet are made, or something you can't prevent. Usually it is a slouching posture,...

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  • How Doctors Help Patients With Fitness Fixer

    Medical doctors write frequently that they fix pain for themselves and their patients with Fitness Fixer. Dr Clara Hsu, M.D., Board-certified family medicine physician writes:"When I was in medical school, no one explained the mechanics of back pa...

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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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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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