Healthline Blogs

  • Get Muscles for Christmas

    Readers have been e-mailing me to ask what supplements to buy for holiday presents to get muscular and slim. This post will cover a bit about protein supplements for exercising.Advertising for protein supplement products wants you to believe that ...

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  • Reader Success With Functional Fitness Training - Stronger Ankles, Better Balance

    Here is a good start to October. I had invited readers to send in names for my group Functional Fitness Training program (tentatively named FFT) and success stories using it. Reader Paul J sent in both. He wrote:"I don't think I can come up with a...

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  • The Mermaid Stories

    "Are you a real mermaid?" asked 6-year-old Claire. Readers have been asking about skin and scuba diving, training for triathlon swims and breath hold diving, getting in shape for beach lifeguarding, science of swimming, Navy undersea maneuvers, a...

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  • Fast Fitness - High Core Strength For The New Year

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - a quick fun one to fulfill New Year's Resolutions for increased strength of body and core. Strengthen almost everything with this fun move that my students affectionately call "peeing dog" -Hold a straight pushup posi...

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  • Inspirational Ivy

    Last October, Ivy from New Zealand left a comment on Fitness Fixer how she first found me while looking for relief from severe sciatica with foot drop. For 11 months, she had tried treatment and an exercise regimen from a chiropractor. Last week, ...

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  • How a Reader Stopped Recurring Pain, Got Stronger, and Said Aha!

    Liz from New Zealand left a comment on the post Surfer's Myelopathy,"Short history, I have hurt my lower back and neck several times previously through poor lifting technique and bad posture. My chiropractor did help, but it kept happening. I used...

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  • Fast Friday - Incline Rowing Pull Ups

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - Fun rows to strengthen your back, chest, arms, grip, and torso muscles, without bending over or forward, using commonly available objects, no gym needed:To start, leave both feet on the ground. Hold a low study pipe,...

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  • Thank You To Readers - Simple Gifts

    Several readers have e-mailed me saying they have stopped long-standing pain and gotten fitter than from their gym programs by using Fitness Fixer posts. They say they can now exercise where before they were held down by pain and medical treatment...

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  • Fast Fitness - One-Legged Party Trick for Strength, Flexibility, Balance

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - have fun while building balance, flexibility, coordination, concentration, and leg strength.Stand on one foot with a can or other small container on the floor in front of youWhile balancing on one leg, bend to lower y...

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  • Healthy Christmas

    The days are becoming longer and light is returning in the Northern Hemisphere. Native Americans, Shinto, Iranian Zorastrians, Buddhists, Christians, and non-faith based traditions all celebrate the winter return of light and life and enlightenmen...

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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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