The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Fast Fitness - Contest for Children (and Everyone) To Learn What They Live

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - a contest for your kids, students, co-workers, and teams to reinforce healthy movement, deeds, and thinking as part of normal everyday life. It's one thing to say it, or read it, and better to do it and live it:Choose...

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  • Fix Scoliosis and Arthritis Pain, Fix New Orleans

    This story came in from Marla:"I would like to take this opportunity to tell you that after suffering for many years from back (scoliosis) and neck (arthritis) pain, it was my good fortune to happen upon your website. I read every word, tried the...

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  • Academy Awards - Academy of Functional Exercise Medicine Awards Leading World Health 2009

    It is an honor to announce the 2009 award winners of the Academy of Functional Exercise Medicine, AFEM. I am director of the Academy, and work (unpaid) for it to be an international resource for people and communities to learn to be healthy in bod...

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  • Getting Stronger Without a Gym

    I often hear from trainers, and read in exercise books, that you cannot get stronger without lifting weights. They say that body weight is not enough. Then I watch the trainers and read what the exercise books say to do to strengthen. Often the we...

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  • Free Wiki-DVD Project of Fitness Fixer Techniques

    Reader Sandra wrote:"Hi Dr. Bookspan:I would love it (as I'm sure countless others would) if you would produce and make available workout DVD's for healthy and safe weight lifting, cardio and yoga workouts. Since reading your material I've been d...

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  • Thank you Dr. LaPuma for Grand Rounds

    Thank you Dr. John LaPuma for Grand Rounds 3.16 this week on his website, Let Food Be Your Medicine.Dr. LaPuma featured my post Stomach Acid Drugs Increase Osteoporosis and Hip Fractures. The post offers several good foods which work better than s...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 5.13 - Best Posts of the Year

    Thank you to the blog A Chronic Dose for hosting the "Best Medical Posts of The Year" edition of Grand Rounds and including my post including my post Innovation in Abdominal Muscles.The web edition of Grand Rounds is a weekly collection of the bes...

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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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  • Fast Fitness - Fixing Arches, Knock Knee, and Knee Pain Without Orthotics

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - Stop one major source of inward-turning knees (knock-knees). Click the movie arrow to run:Look at your bare legs in a mirror with feet facing straight forward. See if the knees turn inward to face more toward each oth...

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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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