I recently swam laps for the first time since my childhood swimming lessons. The next day, when my muscles were sore and fatigued, I realized that there was much more to swimming than just splashing around. This gentle-but-challenging form of exercis... Read more
There are a myriad of factors that affect heart health. From regular exercise to smoking cessation to eating a nutritious diet, there are a number of things you can do to strengthen your heart. But did you know that the mind-body connection can also... Read more
When I was growing up, coaches led sports teams. I had a swim coach, and my brother had a baseball coach. Friends who participated in athletics had coaches dedicated to helping them improve performance in their chosen sport.
In the last de... Read more
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This time of year is all about starting fresh—new goals, solid plans, better habits. You probably have a new exercise routine to help you reach your weight loss and fitness goals.... Read more
If you live with the daily pain and discomfort of arthritis, you're not the only one. In the United States, an estimated 46 million adults (about 1 in 5) have been diagnosed with arthritis. Hopefully your doctor has given you suggestions about ho... Read more
I ride my bike 30 miles round trip to work almost every day in good weather, which in reality works out to 3-4 times per week in the summer months. The 15 miles one-way takes me about an hour with the traffic lights, intersections, etc. I'm finishing... Read more
Good workout today! Added strength training to my run/walk routine. Worked on my glutes and thighs today, I'm sure i will feel it in the morning but I will be one step towards becoming stronger!... Read more
Just started a new job and I will be in training for it for the next five weeks. The problem is that training takes place downtown and there is a huge number of great restaurants to try. What to do?... Read more
WebMD Home next page Heart Health Center next page Heart Disease Health Center next Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart RateVaccination was associated with fewer cases of atrial fibrillation, but more research is needed, authors sayWebMD News... Read more
Shingles VaccineThe vaccine reduces not only the risk of getting shingles---a painful, blistering rash caused by the reactivation of the virus that causes chicken pox---but the severity of the illness if you do get it. That's an important benefit, s... Read more
Editor's Note: Most of you likely have read a story about Birdie Varnedore, a SparkPeople member and mother of five from Orlando who lost 140 pounds and kept it off using SparkPeople. You might not know that the amazing woman we have known as MOM... Read more
When I tell people that I practice and teach yoga, I hear one of two responses from those who've never tried it: "I always wanted to try yoga." "I could never do yoga because I can't (insert physical limitation here... Read more
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