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
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
The phrase "shin splint" is a generic term that describes pain in the lower leg, either on the medial (inside) or lateral (outside) side of the shin bone. This pain usually begins as a dull ache that can't be pinpointed; it can be felt... Read more
Pain is a real, well, pain! How many times have you been gung-ho to start a new workout routine only to feel like you've been hit by a ton of bricks on day two? Something as simple as walking down the stairs can feel like torture. Most of us have... 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
Ok so I have always been a fair weather rider and with spring around the corner (in my part of the world) and the sun shining, I am excited about getting back on my bike! The problem is that I have gained weight since last summer and I am scared to g... Read more
I signed up for SparkPeople last year, but never really used it. I hope I can stick around long enough to make it to my goal weight. I am 5'4" 127 and would like to get down to about 118 and feel good in shorts and a swimming suit this y... Read more
You know, I'm finally ready to be serious, but I've had sciatica for 2 weeks. I also have two perforated discs. Did the prednisone taper off thing...it helped but it's back. I would love to be able to do back exercises to relieve it but I look at t... Read more
hello, my name is Tracy, I just turned 41. I have a 20 y/o daughter that is married, a son that is 15 and another daughter that is 14. We have a 14 y/o golden retriever mix, an 11 y/o cat, 2 guinea pigs and a fish.
I was here 4 years ago and lo... Read more
Hi all. I'm in need of some advice. I am currently in the process of losing weight. I have gone from a high of 435lbs to currently 405lbs. I seem to be losing at a steady pace but I'm feeling a bit down. I just have sooooo much to lose. I am doing my... Read more
I have recently incorporated stretching into my daily routine. How beneficial! Flexibility helps me more easily perform routine chores & reduces injury. The stretches for my lower back, including piriforms and hamstring, reduce lower back pain, w... Read more
It is sometimes really hard to workout when you have back pain. But I find that doing some light stretches be it Yoga or Regular is good to do too. Stretching helps keep you flexible and my even help with the pain.... Read more
If you are like me, you spend a large portion of your day sitting. And because of this, it isn't too uncommon for many of us to have tight hip flexors—the muscles responsible for flexing the hip or drawing the knees to your chest, as well a... Read more
In today’s world, we all sit for too many hours each day. We drive instead of walking. We take the escalator instead of climbing the stairs. As a result, our posture suffers—and our necks get tight because we spend hours looking down at o... Read more
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