Most people believe that all exercises are good, safe and effective. After all it's exercise—and that has to count for something, doesn't it?
The truth is that some common exercises aren't safe at all (especially for people who... 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
Walking comes naturally to humans. It’s one of the earliest skills we develop, long before we learn how to talk (or invent excuses to avoid walking). And given good, basic health, it’s something you can do throughout your life without wor... 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're injured, ice is like gold. In fact, it is an essential treatment for most sports injuries. It is one of the key ways to reduce the inflammation that occurs when you have some type of muscle tear, tendonitis, sprain or strain.
The... Read more
Going back on track today after a cheat day yesterday. Not frustrated. I can't believe I ate all those buffalo wings! Lmao Oh well, no worries. *brushes off my shoulders* Let's do this!! We can all do this!! Holla back! Lol... Read more
Starting a new journey. Not looking back to the time I failed anymore. Just looking forward to the road ahead of me. Use to reward myself with food when I was doing well. NO MORE!! I realize now that it sabotages my end...no...my life goal.... Read more
Today is the first day back on my Take It Off program. Gained 15lbs over the summer. I am lazy when having to do this on my own. My husband is very supportive but he doesn't fully understand the negative feelings I have towards myself.... Read more
I'm drawing the line in the sand today; I reset Sparkpeople, weighed myself and set my new goals. I lost over 75 lbs 2 years ago and gained it all back plus some. I'm ready to do this again, and I'm ready to keep it off. Part of m... 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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