If it's true that "pain is weakness leaving the body," a lot of us must be pretty darn strong by now. For many, some degree of discomfort is an unfortunate fact of life. According to data from the 2012 National Health Interview... 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
You don’t want to complain, but lately you have felt a little tingling or numbness in your hand and wrist. Sometimes, the pain is sharp. Other times it seems to travel from your wrist up through your arm. You try to shake it off but it just won... Read more
It's common sense that a hug at a stressful time, a handshake after an important meeting or just cuddling at the end of the day help us relax, leaving behind negativity and worry. Now researchers are investigating whether this feel-good energ... Read more
Stretching is an important component of any fitness routine. Although it can be tempting to finish a run, skip the stretches and go straight to the post-run burger, you know better. Stretching has many benefits, including increased range of motion an... Read more
Trying to talk myself into exercise. It's so much easier to just sit here & play on my phone. (Sigh) sometimes the best motivation is to just get started? I know I always feel better after :)... Read more
I'm really bad at exercising but I also want to loose weight. Can anyone suggest a good light exercise that I could do for a daily basis? And if possible something that I could do just inside the house please. #coach... Read more
I would track your actual exercise time. We use estimates based on generally-accepted rates of calories burned. Our tracker also bases your individual calorie burn on your weight, because people of different weights burn calories at different rate.... Read more
I began using Spark People app about 7 1/2 weeks ago. Combined with calorie count intake & exercise, I have officially lost 26 pounds since I began. App keeps you focused on what you are doing with your body . Thanks Spark... Read more
This 5 minute hand exercise will boost your energy and balance emotions.Do you know about the Jin Shin Jyustu? It is an ancient Japanese art and philosophy as well as powerful alternative health practice that can help you find and maintain balance in... Read more
A couple Sparkfriends wrote on the comments on my blog yesterday with questions about arthritis. I have it, in my joints, both osteo and rheumatoid, and have a couple of suggestions.The first one is diet. MANY experts think that a diet high in anti-o... Read more
Important info about your overall health may literally be at your fingertips. We decode pale nails, puffy fingers, and more.HANDSPuffiness: Salty snacks, antibiotics, hot weather and PMS can all bring on bloat. Swelling that doesn't subside... Read more
I used to weigh 460 pounds. Because of that, I have degenerative disease, herniated disks, pinched nerve bundles, arthritis, bad knees, and the list goes on. As a result of these things, I used to be the depression queen. My daily mantra was "I... Read more
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