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
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 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
Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a major health problem affecting an estimated 21 million adults in the United States alone. Osteoarthritis begins with the breakdown of joint cartilage which results in pain, stiffness, swelling a... Read more
After a binge yesterday that literally left me sick on the bathroom floor all night, I've decided enough is enough. I'm giving up my trigger foods indefinitely. Bye bye sugary sweets. I want my health more.... Read more
I now remember why I left SparkPeople so many years ago....this week that I have utilized the site again reminded me of my original frustration of the lack of flow to this site verses other sites. Not that it's not a great site that helps thousands o... Read more
Part of my reason for weight loss is back pain.... Lots of it!!! It's localized in between my shoulder blades and just above my hips. Any at home remedies that have worked for others? I'm walking and drinking extra water to start. :)... Read more
Women issues: back pain from uterine prolapse. Not enough is discussed of common women issues like this. We should have a woman page of these things just like telling young girls about her 1st period. Over 90% of women get anemia in their lifetime... 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
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
The hip flexors are the group of muscles that allow you to lift your knees toward your chest and bend forward from the hips. What is collectively referred to as the hip flexors is actually a group of muscles that includes the iliopsoas, the thi... Read more
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