Look Great At Any Age, Australian Men’s Health, November, 2010

By John Brandt and Daniel Williams
Australian Men’s Fitness
November 2010

The way you age is determined by more than just your DNA

The latest research reveals that exercise can help delay and even reverse aging, debilitating effects on your muscles, heart and brain. The only side affect?

You’ll also look your best. 

Anthony Field, 47, Founding member of The Wiggles, Crazy successful children’s band may sing about yummy, yummy fruit salad, but for many years Anthony Field was living on fatty, fatty fast food. He was also a wreck.

“ I had terrible posture, I was depressed and I couldn’t pick up my new baby without my back hurting,” he says.

Popping pain-killers and backstage lie downs between numbers were all that were getting him through the concerts.

The cavalry arrived seven years ago in the shape of Chicago chiropractor Dr James Stoxen DC, who introduced field to a six-exercise-chin-up-bar-routine that personally the blue wiggle performs every day.

Behind that is the idea that the human spine hasn’t evolved much from that of the tree dwelling ancestors, and therefore we should be doing a lot more hanging and swinging than required in most office jobs.

“ It’s so much faster to transform yourself when you’re not supported,” says the hundred and 82.5cm Field, who shed 16kg from his once Dorothy the Dinosaur-like body to carve a new 82 kg physique. “ I see a concert as a good fitness workout now, whereas I used to think “ Oh no, I have to do another show and I don’t think my body can take it!”

Anthony Field Training with Dr. James Stoxen DC

Anthony Field and Dr James Stoxen DC

Busy-Man Fitness Secrets

Stay sharp on the road:

The wiggles tour for eight months of the year, so to keep in shape field needs to improvise.

Wherever he goes, he takes a portable chin-up bar, which he attaches to a doorway in his hotel room.

“If we have a full schedule and I need to get up at 5 AM to do the workout then that’s what I’ll do.”

And few trips in the Big Red Car for Field, if he can help it. He’d rather pull out his Crumpton fold-up bicycle which he rides to and from many of The Wiggles 300+ concerts a year.

Click here to watch Anthony Field on video with Dr James Stoxen DC executing his chin up bar routine

Dr James Stoxen DC., FSSEMM (hon) He is the president of Team Doctors®, Treatment and Training Center Chicago. Dr Stoxen is a #1 International Bestselling Author of the book, The Human Spring Approach to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. He has lectured at more than 20 medical conferences on his Human Spring Approach to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and asked to publish his research on this approach to treating thoracic outlet syndrome in over 30 peer review medical journals. He has been asked to submit his other research on the human spring approach to treatment, training and prevention in over 225 peer review medical journals. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Orthopedic Science and Research, Executive Editor or the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care, Chief Editor, Advances in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Journal and editorial board for over 40 peer review medical journals. He is a much sought-after speaker both to the general public and at CME credentialed medical conferences. He has given over 1000 live presentations and lectured at over 70 medical conferences to over 50,000 doctors in more than 20 countries. He has been invited to speak at over 400 medical conferences in over 50 international cities in 30 countries. He has been invited as the keynote speaker at over 60 medical conferences. After his groundbreaking lecture on the Integrated Spring-Mass Model at the World Congress of Sports and Exercise Medicine he was presented with an Honorary Fellowship Award by a member of the royal family, the Sultan of Pahang, for his distinguished research and contributions to the advancement of Sports and Exercise Medicine on an International level. He was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame in 2008 and the Personal Trainers Hall of Fame in 2012. Dr Stoxen has a big reputation in the entertainment industry working as a doctor for over 150 tours of elite entertainers, caring for over 1000 top celebrity entertainers and their handlers. Anthony Field or the popular children’s entertainment group, The Wiggles, wrote a book, How I Got My Wiggle Back detailing his struggles with chronic pain and clinical depression he struggled with for years. Dr Stoxen is proud to be able to assist him. Physicians Medical Technologies does business as Team Doctors®, a medical device company that provides high end vibration massage tools. In 2012, the Massage Assist Pro was cleared by the FDA. Today the Massage Assist® is sold in 13 countries. In late 2019, Team Doctors launched the Vibeassage® which was cleared by the FDA in 2019 and has sold thousands of units around the world. Dr Stoxen can be reached directly at teamdoctors@aol.com

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