The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Leg Stretch that Strengthens Arms

    Readers have e-mailed for more upper body strengtheners.Increasing upper body strength helps many things. The post Quick and Fun Arm and Body Strengthener listed several benefits to your health and daily activities, and gave a quick, fun upper bod...

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  • Fast Fitness - Strength, Abs, Balance, and Ankle and Leg Stabilization

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - quickly increase functional stabilization of the knee, leg, and ankle while increasing overall strength and balance.Anyone can lift weights, but can you do it balancing on a basketball? Get started by standing on one ...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 3.36

    Thank you to MedSkool for including my post What Does Stretching Do? in this week's Grand Rounds. Grand Rounds is a weekly selection of notable medical posts of the week.

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  • Fast Fitness - Improving Mental Fitness Through Language Study

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - a fun, quick, free resource to improve your vocabulary in many languages:Click www.travlang.com/wordofday/Listen to native pronunciation of the Word of the Day in a list of languages.The same page has a free registrat...

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  • Monks on Horseback

    The next post will be in a few days (or I will send it for someone to post for me). We won't have internet access. We will be in a remote northern mountain area near the Thai-Burmese border where the monks of the Archa Tong forest monastery ride ...

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  • Fast Fitness - Prevent Back Pain When Rowing

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - make rowing good exercise, not bad sitting:Don't round your spine forward (left). Rounding pushes discs outward. Left drawing shows disc pushing outward by bending the vertebrae to that they open in back. Rounded sitt...

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  • Plantar Fasciitis Part I

    Raina and several other readers asked about plantar fasciitis.On a house, a fascia is a flat horizontal surface just under the roof. In your body, a fascia is flat fibrous tissue that wraps your muscles and soft structures. You have fascia in seve...

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  • Fast Fitness - Hip Stretch and Spine Stability Training When Stretching Legs

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - Retrain your standing leg stretches to hold your spine and hip in healthful position, get more stretch to the front of the hip, use your back muscles, practice balance, and learn functional stretching - the way your...

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  • Thank You Dr. DeVoto for Grand Rounds

    This week Emily DeVoto, Ph.D. did the huge work of compiling Grand Rounds 3.11 at her blog "The Antidote: Counterspin for Health Care and Health News."Dr. Emily gave a fun encouragement to try my Quick and Easy Strength and Balance Exercise and ca...

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  • Thank you Grand Rounds 3.48

    Thank you Med-Source for hosting Grand Rounds 3.48, a collection of the week's best medical posts.Med-Source recommended that people with back pain read the Fitness Fixer post Prevent Back Surgery.

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M.Ed, PhD, FAWM

Dr. Bookspan is an award-winning scientist whose goal is to make exercise easier and healthier.

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