The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • On the way to Thaipusam

    We hope to be leaving soon for the Thaipusam - Exercise of Body and Spirit. Click the link to see interesting exercise and wound healing.

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  • Changing Thai Massage to Be Healthier Part I - Avoid Pressuring Lower Back Discs

    In the previous post, What is Thai Massage? I explained that many moves in Thai massage are beneficial, with a few to avoid. One of these less than healthy moves involves the practitioner pushing your back and neck forward into a stretch.The post ...

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  • Grand Rounds 4.35 and Ankles

    Thank you Grand Rounds Volume 4 Number 35 for including my post Fast Fitness - Sprain Prevention and Rehab Training 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,...

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  • Exercise is More Important Than Calcium Supplements for Bones

    A study making recent news concluded that taking calcium supplements does not do much to reduce bone fractures in childhood or later life. The study did not cover all reasons, but it does not stand alone. Studies over many years show that bone den...

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  • Tour De France 2008 and Increasing Aerobic Capacity

    The Tour de France is a 23-day bicycle race. This year it runs from July 5 to 27, 2008. It is a stage race, broken into individual races, from one town to another. The number of stages has varied over years since the tour began in 1903. Course dis...

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  • Reader Gains Academy Appointment for Making Community Projects Healthy

    Stuart W first contacted me with dozens of great observations and questions about fixing his injuries, tightness, and tension headaches using methods of healthy mechanics I developed. It was apparent that Stuart would soon be fixing more than hims...

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  • Fast Fitness - Speed and Eye Hand Coordination

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - Train speed and eye-hand coordination while having fun.Have you seen martial arts movies where the master catches a fly with his chopsticks? The true master doesn't restrain or harm the lives of others. In the spirit ...

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  • Farm Work, Lifestyle Exercise, and Preventing Overuse Pain

    Reader Ivy from New Zealand wrote me that she was house-sitting for friends on their farm. When you read her note, remember that Ivy is a great-grandmother,"You were very much on my mind yesterday. My friends had arranged for someone to come onto...

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  • Fast Fitness - Concentration Training

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - improve concentration and focus, for mental and physical tasks at once, a true mind and body.Reader Paul J wrote me after sending in his Plank Chess success story:"Side note on plank and thinking. I have been trying t...

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  • Sepak Takraw

    We are here working in Asia. Everywhere, we see schoolyards with kids playing sepak takraw. Modern sepak takraw is played on a court with three players on each side. Players don't use their hands to volley. They use feet, legs, shoulders, and head...

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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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