The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Fixing Pain and Golf Easier With Real Life Movement Than Isolated Exercises

    Jeff is a Silicon Valley executive, and coach of Next Stage. He found that a lifestyle of unhealthy exercise habits can accumulate, until one day of golf becomes "the Camel's Last Straw."Jeff writes:"There is life after back pain – even the kind w...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 4.26

    Thank you Dr. Scott at Polite Dissent for hosting Grand Rounds 4.26 this week. Polite Dissent has interesting posts on medical and physiological mistakes portrayed in cartoons, television shows, and other media.Dr. Scott chose my post Spotting Bac...

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  • Long Sitting - Simple and More Comfortable

    As you read this, we will have been on several days of flights and trains.Sitting for long periods does not have to be uncomfortable, whether at the desk, on a flight, when driving. Most lists of instructions for sitting without hurting your back ...

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  • Fast Fitness - Stop Common Source of Elbow Pain

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - Strengthen your arms while learning to change a movement habit that is a common source of elbow pain:Hold a pushup or plank position, handstand, or just lean on one or both arms.Notice your elbows. Check if you lock t...

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  • The Best of the Medical Blogosphere

    A note of thanks to the host of this week's Grand Rounds for including my post “Is Bad Martial Arts Good Exercise?"Grand Rounds is a review of the best medical articles (what they call "the best of the medical blogosphere") in the past week. To re...

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  • Fast Fitness Friday - Healthier Fitness Water

    Trendy vitamin water for exercise is big business, adding cost, litter, and sometimes dyes, synthetic isolated vitamins, and questionable sweeteners. Instead, easily make your own sweet, whole-food vitamin water for pennies:Put clean water in a bl...

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  • Asian Fitness and Exercise

    Tomorrow in the early morning, we leave to go home to Asia. For the next two months I will be posting on healthy exercise for long flights, better stretches for long sitting and travel, the training exercises of Thailand's national sport Muay Thai...

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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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  • Who We Read - Using Fitness Fixer for More

    Beside your Fitness Fixer post each day, what else is here for information and fun?Down the right-hand column of your screen are several categories of links:First is "Health Expert Updates" where you can subscribe and have each new Fitness Fixer 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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