For shoulders and arms, few gym machines are more effective than the Overhead Press. It works the deltoid muscles, or the sides of your shoulders, which are good for lifting boxes from shelves or picking up a small child. If you’ve never used t... Read more
Both running and walking are simple ways to get a great cardiovascular workout with no equipment beyond a sturdy pair of athletic shoes. But these common activities can lead to pain and injury if you're not careful. Here are five of the most comm... Read more
Pain presents itself in myriad forms: the immediate, throbbing sensation of stubbing a toe; the nagging, stinging burn of a sore throat; the take-your-breath-away feeling when you move your "bad back" in the wrong way; the heaviness of lift... Read more
When you spend a lot of time sitting, especially at a desk or computer, it's important to take stretch breaks. A couple of breaks each day will help you stay alert and keep stiffness at bay. This set of stretches is perfect for people who are alr... Read more
The shoulder is the most moveable and unstable joint in the body. The "ball" in the upper arm is actually larger than the socket that holds it, and with the range of motion being so great, it is susceptible to injury.
To remain stable,... Read more
I am a tennis coach. I managed to strain my frontal rotator cuff in my right shoulder. After two months of not doing much I am beginning some rehab programs to get it back into shape. In the mean time I am looking for someone to work out wit... Read more
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When I was fat (at 5'6" I weighed in at about 240) I had to wear extra or 2x large shirts (tees and button downs) and I... Read more
2 years ago I had a shoulder replacement on the right, that is doing really well. But on my left shoulder I had surgery but the top muscle in the arm is not working. I can only raise my arm a little above shoulder height. The left arm is much weak... Read more
When I went for my run this morning I had some serious shoulder tension. I noticed that I was tense and kept trying to shake it, but for whatever reason I just could not loosen it up. By the time that I got home I had neck pain and I'm severely stiff... Read more
Was jogging on Monday, tripped, went down, fractured my shoulder. Ortho surgeon giving me the option to have surgery or not. Now i can't move my upper left arm. He said surgery may be successful in helping in movement or may not be. Healing on you... Read more
Do you ever place your purse in the empty baby carrier of the shopping cart? Take an extra minute to loop and fasten the baby safety strap thru your purse strap. Now you can take your time reading those nutrition labels and give your arms and shoul... Read more
Not long ago, one of Coach Nicole’s blogs generated a pretty interesting discussion about how playing Wii Fit games compared to “real” exercise.Can lurching across your living room carpet, remote in hand, to return a vicious topspin forehand from yo... Read more
Before 21-year-old Owen Thomas became captain of the football team at the University of Pennsylvania, he was a star athlete in my suburban community, one hour north of Philadelphia. Since age 9 he had him. Five months later another ripple went... Read more
334 Hello sparkpeople!! So, not only do I have a wedding to attend at the end of August, I now get word that my in laws would like to take me, my husband, and our two kids to Myrtle Beach in mid August! I am super psyched, but I need to push mysel... Read more
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