When your legs ache, you can usually lie down and relax to alleviate your symptoms. But for people who suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS for short), relaxing only makes them hurt more. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as... Read more
Now that your baby has finally arrived, your life will never be the same. Your body has gone through some major changes, too—and will continue to do so in the coming months.
When you're feeling ready (and after your doctor gives you cl... Read more
After pregnancy, you're probably eager to get your post-baby body back in shape. But before you jump in to your usual ab workouts, there are some special considerations that new moms need to take into account.
Some postpartum women may notic... Read more
According to a recent study published in Pediatrics, a child is more likely to be overweight at a young age if his mother was overweight before she became pregnant.
Ohio State University researchers studied data from more than 3,000 children and... Read more
During pregnancy, you gained many much-needed pounds to grow and support your baby, but not every pound gained can be attributed to "baby weight" that goes away after your baby is born. A typical pregnancy weight gain (roughly 25-35 pounds)... Read more
I have not been on Spark People in a very long time and I deeply regret it because I have been gaining weight yet again. Since the last time I was on here I have gotten married and accepted two wonderful step children into my life.... Read more
It has been almost a year, but I've lost 40 pounds on a low-carb, high protein diet. This has been slower than I wanted, but steady, without any weight gain during the whole time, and I'm almost to my goal weight (10 pounds to go).
A n... Read more
So I had my first strength training session yesterday (Monday) evening. We focused solely on legs/glutes and the trainer taught me how to do some different weighted exercises and we worked out pretty hard. My legs felt like jelly about halfway throug... Read more
Just wanted to ask re: advice for calf pain after running. It's not terrible and I don't think I have an injury after researching it a bit but it's very sore after running but does get better in a couple of hours and at most a day. I think I have to... Read more
Reducing my calorie intake cause me to lose 5 pounds in less than two weeks with little exercise. I didn't deprive myself of what I wanted, just how much I ate. I walked as much as my body would allow me (about 2 miles a week) & modified Zumba (1 day... Read more
My ankle has been bothering me and I've learned about the importance of recovery. If we continue to "push through" pain, our bodies cannot heal and we set ourselves further and further back. Now, I'm not using my pedometer to measure how far I can... Read more
Pregnancy can bring on all kinds of aches and pains in a woman's body. Exercising throughout pregnancy can help with some of these aches and pains, but sometimes it is hard to find a safe and effective pregnancy workout. Hilaria Baldwin, certifie... Read more
When recovering from a sprain, the first goal is to slowly regain a full range of movement. The first 24 hours are important for icing, rest and elevation to reduce the amount of inflammation. It's important to start rehabilitation exercises as s... Read more
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