Healthline Blogs

  • Are You Making Your Exercise Unhealthy?

    Most people know that sitting badly at your desk, as in the left-hand photo, is unhealthy.It is easy to see that he is rounding his back forward. He is not sitting up. His ear is far forward of his shoulder (even with his shoulders so rounded that...

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  • Can Anyone Get A Computer To A Great-Grandmother?

    This is an unusual post. Long-time Fitness Fixer success Ivy from New Zealand, continuing inspiration to many readers, wrote me a good-bye and thank you. Her computer is broken. Can anyone help this situation?Ivy is a Great-Grandmother (pretty dar...

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  • Fixing Leg Numbness, Back Pain, Flank Pain, Knee Pain, Nerve Pain, Three Unhealthy Surgeries, Part II

    In Part I of this post on Monday, photographer Bernie tells of fixing years of pain that doctors told him only surgery would fix, even after three surgeries. Here is a look "behind the scenes."10 March 2005, Bernie e-mailed me:"I've had this per...

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  • Safer Overhead Military Press

    Two weekends ago we were in Virginia on a medical consult with colleagues. One of the docs is an osteopath and collegiate team doc who really knows his orthopedics. I enjoy our discussions of the best techniques to retrain healthy muscle use. He m...

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  • Next Dr. Bookspan Workshops, Come Learn, Get Healthy, Enjoy

    Limited spaces are now open to motivated students who want to work with me personally:May 15th 2010 In Philadelphia PA:Fix and Prevent Injuries - Ankles, Arches, Discs, Knee, Back, & Neck. 9am-1:30pm.Offered together with a second separate wor...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 5.31 Birthday Edition

    Thank you to the blog Diabetes Mine for including The Fitness Fixer in this week's Grand Rounds, which is a collection of the best on-line medical posts from the past week. They featured my post Fitness Myths - How Many Legs Does a Dog Have If Yo...

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  • Get Certified, Learn With Fitness Fixer Personally In Colorado USA in July

    In July, I will be back at the annual conference of the Wilderness Medical Society in Snowmass, Colorado to teach three workshops. Six actually. By demand, I will be giving each one twice to allow more people to learn.My classes are eligible for c...

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  • Fast Fitness - Using Perceived Exertion

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - Perceived Exertion!What is it?Perceived exertion is your own description of how hard you are exercisingPerceived exertion is usually described on a scale of 1 to 10 (very, very easy to extremely hard).Until recently,...

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  • Do Body Building and Vegan Go Together?

    Here is the latest fun update from Robert Davis on losing fat and increasing strength and flexibility. He has been sending success after success using Fitness Fixer techniques:"I have noticed a big improvement since I started in my flexibility. I ...

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  • Doctor Fakes Benefits in 21 Pain Pill Studies

    A news report published in several publications including The Wall Street Journal stated that anesthesiologist Scott S. Reuben faked data so that it would seem that benefits occurred from painkillers like Vioxx and Celebrex. The studies had been p...

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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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