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
Back pain is one of the most common complaints doctors hear from their patients. In fact, studies show that more than 80% of Americans will suffer from at least one episode of back pain during their lifetime. Back pain can range from mildly annoying... Read more
You're miserable: achy, feverish, and exhausted. Your head is pounding, and you're nauseated. All the tell-tale signs are there; it's the flu. Before you stock up on ginger ale and jump into bed for the week, you might consider phoning a... Read more
Most people believe that all exercises are good, safe and effective. After all, it's all exercise, and that has to count for something, doesn't it?
The truth is that some of the machines in gyms aren't safe at all (especially for peo... Read more
Bend, twist, reach, and pull.
While this may sound like an intensive aerobics class, these are actually movements you do while working in the garden. Researchers estimate that gardening burns an average of 300 calories per hour, while heavy yard... Read more
Had muscles strains on both my claves since Good Friday. Have no idea how I strain them, since my last exercise was two days before the strain. Have been out from exercise for almost a weeks now. It is upsetting especially when I got my exercise mome... Read more
My weight loss journey goes up and down, on and off.
This time I am determined and focused to lose 24 cm from my waist.
My food intake is good; no sugar, no processed foods, vegetable based meals.
Today I began to exercise. My short term... Read more
Hello everyone, I have never done an on-line diet before and have never posted anything personal about myself. A little about me, I have been yo-yo dieting since I was 10 yrs. I was very thin as a child and as a teen, but after two kids, you know ho... Read more
Hello. I am not exactly new to sparkpeople but I am back after a long time. I have tried so many times to eat healthier and exercise but I just don't have enough will power. I am trying it again in hopes to get healthier and more fit. I would appre... Read more
Hi, everyone! I am new to the board and joined because of frustration. In 2011 I went from 182 to 152 pounds. I was so proud of myself. I never felt better and I was able to manage my weight, skip most desserts, eat low calorie and exercise regul... Read more
Tightening/pulling in/tensing your abdominal/stomach muscles will help support your lower back when you are picking up an object. This will help protect your lower back and help prevent a back strain. You still need to properly lift items using you... Read more
With much of the country experiencing an unseasonable amount of snow this winter many of us are finding ourselves digging out the snow shovel to clear our paths. But we must be mindful that while snow shoveling can give one quite a workout,it does co... Read more
Most of the time you and your body have a good working relationship. You tell it what to do, and it obeys. But every once in a while, your body talks back: a creaky knee here, a stiff shoulder there. It's saying that something you're doing&md... Read more
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