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
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
If your knees are giving you problems, and you feel like the Tin Man from "The Wizard of Oz" when getting out of bed, you’re not alone. Nearly 50 million Americans feel the same way.
Knees are the most commonly injured joints in... Read more
I had a total knee replacement on my left knee February 1, 2012 and a revision of that replacement March 2013 because my knee would not heal. It is now September 2014 and my knee is still not well enough for me to return to work, walk, stand, sit, o... Read more
Im a 29 yr old CA girl...and back on spark after gaining back lbs and am now 172 goal of 130..starting to get food on track, next hurdle back to exercising. Always love accountability partners and just sparkfriends in general!... Read more
Hi, I started in 2011 and got sidetracked. Weighed in back then at 278. I am now down to 243. I have lost the 35 pounds in the last 3 months. I really need motivation and support as I continue on this life long journey. I am watching my carb int... Read more
Needing a little motivation today. I hurt my back the other day so haven't been exercising. Hoping to get back to it tomorrow, but feeling kinda down and crabby today, and that's when I want to eat all kinds of junk.... Read more
I have a tear in my meniscus and problems on the patella.the dr.does not think surgery for the tear would help much, but there is damage to the patella and I will eventually need knee replacement surgery. next week I go to pt and will get exercises t... 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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