Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain.
Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo... Read more
It’s a common problem for many who exercise. It makes everyday activity difficult, and scares a lot of people away from any physical activity. It’s lower back pain. For those of you who suffer from it, there is hope. While there... Read more
If you love running as much as I do, you know how frustrating it is when an injury puts the activity you enjoy on hold. Many runners face injury at one time or another, which isn't surprising, given the strain that running can put on your jo... Read more
What fun is being laid up with a stiff or bad back? What good is a perfect body if you are feeling less than perfect?
As far as your back is concerned, more fun comes from more functional fitness. The simplest, easiest, most basic moves are usua... Read more
Stretching is an important component of any fitness routine. Although it can be tempting to finish a run and skip the stretches, you know better. Stretching has many benefits, including increased range of motion and improved muscular coordination. Re... Read more
Thanksgiving break was horrible. I got off track and ate whatever was handed to me, but after returning home I was determined to end 2013 strong. So on December 1st i vowed to myself to end the year strong. Today i weighed myself and after a week of... Read more
I really need to work on some upper body strength. I cannot stand for any long period of time without my upper back hurting between my "wing" bones (and I mean horribly). The muscles are so weak that they don't like to try and support my upright posi... Read more
Hey everyone. My name is Angela and I've been an on and off member of SP for a few years now. Hoping to meet some new supportive friends on here. Please feel free to add me.. I would love some extra support and will do my part to support you as well.... Read more
I beg you! Please bring back the toolbar!
I'm finding my experience using the site has really deteriorated since it was turned off. I don't spend as much time on the site because it's just a pain to move around it and get to the areas I want t... Read more
Hi all, I'm just rejoining SparkPeople because I'm out of control with my eating. I just reread / relived my first experience of joining back in 2009 (before wedding, before baby). It was actually extra motivating (and nostalgic) to read my old goa... Read more
Small movements I've found that relieve the pain. I"ve been in pain for the last week, and found that if I moved my hip, (the one on the side of the painful knee) the way Cancan dancers do, -- it looks like they're moving their knee, when in fact, th... Read more
I LOVE my elastogel knee wraps. You put them in the freezer and reuse them as often as you need. I usually ice my bad knees every night , thus reducing the amount of pain meds I have to take. They come in different sizes and the gel is flexible, s... Read more
For many of us, exercise is the part of the day we look forward to. But for those who struggle with chronic pain, working out isn't enjoyable. It hurts. Knees are particularly vulnerable to pain during exercise (and afterwards). There... Read more
Knee pain can come on suddenly: a sideways blow in athletics or a nasty fall while stepping off a curb. But many knee issues creep up after years of poor alignment, which results in wear and tear and arthritis. No matter the cause, knee issues d... Read more
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