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  • Fun Steve Loses Weight With Fitness Fixer

    Reader Steve writes me funny updates. Steve fixed his back pain that surgeons said was hopeless, using my methods. Then his knees, arches, neck, and various dings and injuries he gets during his active life as an adventurer and professional photog...

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  • Fixing the Commonest Source of Mystery Lower Back Pain

    Many people let their lower back curve inward (arch) too much when they stand, walk, exercise, and carry things (drawing on left). This is commonly called sway back, hollowback, arching, lordosis, or hyperlordosis. People who overarch this way get...

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  • Nice Neck Stretch

    Here is a quick stretch, helpful after long sitting or working. Done right, it stretches the neck, upper body, and side of the body, helping restore muscle length to tight muscles:Put one hand behind you, as if in an opposite back pocket (photo at...

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  • Better Balance by Christmas

    I heard a radio program about yoga for senior citizens. The yoga program directors made the usual statements about yoga helping strength and balance. Then they said something that seemed at odds with their goal. They said, "If your balance is poor...

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  • Thirteenth Paralympic Games Begin

    The 13th Summer Paralympic Games begin on September 6, 2008 in Beijing, China. Since 1988, the Paralympic Games are held in the same year and location as the Olympic Games. The Paralympic torch was lit on August 28 at the Temple of Heaven in Beiji...

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  • First Winner - International Academy of Functional Sports Medicine Logo Design

    In January 2008, we announced the Logo Design Contest for the International Academy of Functional Sports Medicine. We are honored to announce the first winner, Alessandro Schiavone, Creative Director from Ravenna, Italy.Sig. Schiavone's design wil...

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  • Fast Fitness - Which Books to Get for Holiday Shopping Black Friday

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - quick, inexpensive holiday gifts, easy to get, helpful to have. Many readers asked which books to get. Thank you everyone who sent me great notes and success stories how the books made their lives strong, fun, and pai...

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  • Stop Lower Back Pain From Swimming and SCUBA Part II

    Yesterday's post explained the most common hidden cause of lower backache after swimming and scuba diving. Swimmers and divers who get this chronic pain are often misdiagnosed with SI (sacroiliac) joint dysfunction, arthritis, disc injury or vario...

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  • Fast Fitness - Cooling Exercise Drink

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - quick vitamin and fiber-rich sweet drink helpful before and after exercise:Put fresh watermelon slices in a blender, seeds and all. Blend to a sweet smooth drink.Depending on your blender, you may need to push the sl...

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  • Fitness and Health as a Lifestyle for Thanksgiving

    If you think you won't have time to exercise over the Thanksgiving holiday, here is good news. This post will show you how to move in healthy ways so that you have healthy exercise built-in to all the cooking, shopping, furniture moving, and socia...

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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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