When you're short on time, proper stretching can be the first thing to go! That's why we created this short and effective full-body stretching routine that you can breeze through in fewer than five minutes. Remember to warm up first and never... Read more
Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to incorporate regular exercise into your healthy lifestyle, and take advantage of the its numerous benefits. Smart move.
But like many good things, exercise can also be risky—especially if i... Read more
A fitness trend is sweeping the nation that involves balancing oneself on an oversized ball while performing functional resistance movements. The ball is referred to as a "physio" or "Swiss" ball and has grabbed the attention of n... Read more
If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le... 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
Anyone have chronic back pain? I have issues (herniations and/or degenerative disc disease in every disc in my L spine. Anyone else have similar issues and still able to do some exercises? I find myself in pain with anything more than walking =/... Read more
Back to the Spark community. After total knee replacement in 2012 w/a few problems I am finally ready to get back in shape. I find the most difficult thing for me is logging my food. It know its very important for me and I am also coming completel... Read more
I've been up and down for the last few years.
Dealing with fertility issues and being (almost constantly) on injections to get pregnant and stay pregnant have put my body and mind on pause. This spring I tried one more time to have babies and w... Read more
Completely fell of the wagon... But I'm back. If any one wants a support buddy I'll be it! Lord knows I need one too.
My goal: to be able to show my stomach without being embarrassed/ be under 200lbs by my 19th birthday... Read more
I have knee, ankle, and back problems. My husband has shoulder pain. Nordic walking is perfect for us. It takes pressure off joints. It relieves tension in the neck & shoulders, The bonus is that it burns 20-40% more calories than regular walking. It... Read more
My ankle has been bothering me and I've learned about the importance of recovery. If we continue to "push through" pain, our bodies cannot heal and we set ourselves further and further back. Now, I'm not using my pedometer to measure how far I can... 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
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
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