The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Can We Teach Young Doctors to Be Healthy?

    We have been traveling for the past 2 months in Asia and are on the way to the chilly Smokey Mountains of Tennessee USA to teach medical students for a week during their rotation elective in Wilderness Medicine. This is the third year I will teach...

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  • Vertebral Artery Compression, Dizziness, Discs, and the Forward Head

    I received an e-mail from Serbia. Miroslav had suffered eight years of dizziness from compression of the vasculature and nerves of his neck. Then he found how to prevent the bad position called "forward head" using my methods. Miroslav had previo...

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  • Fast Fitness - Grip Strength and Endurance

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - Strengthen and increase endurance of hands, fingers, and forearms.Farmers Carry - Hold a heavy briefcase, suitcase, bucket, grocery bags, or other weights with a handle. Hold arms down at your side (or out to the side...

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  • Healthy Toe Stretches

    Don't forget to stretch your toes. You need mobile toes for balance, healthy walking mechanics, and foot health.Every day, take your feet in your hands and stretch your toes apart side to side, easily and comfortably. Make sure all your toes can m...

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  • FDA Orders Suicide Risk Warning for Common Back Pain and Migraine Drugs, and Others

    The FDA issued a public health alert today based on their review of 199 clinical trials. Specific drugs for epilepsy and psychiatric disorders are often prescribed to patients with migraine, back and body pain. The FDA review was released last Jan...

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  • Kid Fitness Reading Maps

    The solstice is here. The word solstice means "sun (sol) standing still."Since the September equinox, the earth and sun have moved so that the sun now appears at the southernmost point it will reach. The northern hemisphere has the chilly shortest...

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  • ER Nurse To Her Own Rescue

    Reader Barb wrote:"Thanks for yet another great post. I am an ER nurse and see the horror of chronic back pain on a daily basis -- the disability, depression, and addiction that eliminates any quality of life for the sufferer and their family. Eve...

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  • Fast Fitness - Save Money, Fix Pain, Do More Exercise, Get Fit Faster - Strengthen Personal Responsibility

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - Reduce reliance on gimmicks, medicines, potions, expensive paraphernalia, and repeated treatments for the same problem.How long does it take to stop slouching, or stop herniating a disc, or stop paying money to eat fo...

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  • Metabolism - How to Lose Weight and Save Money

    Many false claims are made about metabolism.Metabolism as you get older is not the culprit with much weight gain. Think of all the people who are eating more than in past years, exercising less, doing less, sitting around more, and eating junk foo...

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  • No-Hands Volleyball - Footvolley

    Readers were excited when I wrote about Sepak Takraw, a fast net game using feet, leaping windmill kicks, shoulders, and head, but no hands to volley a woven ball called a "takraw."Readers asked if this kind of game exists in other world cultures....

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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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