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
I believe that most people would say jumping rope is for play, not for exercise. After all, you jumped rope as a kid on the playground and you probably forgot about it entirely after fourth grade. And it certainly isn’t touted as a benefit of j... Read more
Running may be challenging, but it is an activity humans were designed to do—and it's something nearly everyone can enjoy if we allow time and patience for our bodies to adapt to the demands of the sport. But that doesn't mean that prop... Read more
When you think about working out—or even see it on TV, in movies, or at your own gym—does stretching come to mind? Probably not.
Stretching is easily ignored, even in commercials for gyms. Yet it's an important part of any fitnes... Read more
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
I am wanting to restart/revamp my weight loss. I have started a new job and am right now dealing with and infection. However, I would like to jump start my weight loss to motivate me starting next week.
How should I do this. I would like somethi... Read more
Take it slowly; don't try to jump in and run 5 miles your first day if you haven't worked up to it or you'll be setting yourself up for injury. Easing back into it with something like a Couch-to-5K approach could help.... Read more
Just when i get on a roll, something jumps up and gets in my way. Well, kids gotta stay home today b/c of lice, so i will be trying to fit some cardio in between the million loads of laundry that now have to be done! Fun for me!... Read more
does anyone know if jumping rope is a good cross training exercise to do with jogging/running? I would think they use some of the same muscles... But also, would that be pushing too much higher impact exercise for someone with a joint issue?... Read more
This is the third in a series of blogs regarding those running inconveniences that may not sideline you as a runner, but if you fail to seek early intervention, may do just that. Today’s blog will cover one of the most common and dreaded running inc... Read more
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