The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Exercise Common Sense Discipline - Turn Down Halloween Junk Food

    Martial arts class fell on Halloween night this year. Would students pay lip service to health and discipline in class then go out eating unhealthy junk?The festival of Halloween, Samhain (pronounced "saow-in") or Summer's end, Hallotide, Saint's ...

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  • An Exercise in Helping People Get Healthy

    Healthful eating is not difficult or expensive. It is cheaper to stop buying junk and convenience food, and it is easier to eat a piece of fruit than to fry food.Over the holidays, we called a friend in Madison Wisconsin. She is a visually-impaire...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 4.34

    Thank you Grand Rounds 4.34 for including my post Fix One Pain, Don't Cause Another among the best medical posts of the week.In a hospital, Grand Rounds is a lecture for doctors about a patient or topic. On the web, the weekly Grand Rounds is an e...

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  • Fast Fitness - Core Hip & Body, Posture Strength & Balance

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - training and challenging abdominal muscles to hold neutral spine.Use this, not as an exercise to "do," but to use to retrain neutral spine. Reader Mike, who did a A Whole Big Fix sent this photo to illustrate:Hold a p...

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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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  • 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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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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