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
so week 8 tummy tuck and muscle repair post op and I'm finally cleared to workout, and I'm hungry all the time. I can't eat very big meals since my abdominal muscles were stitched back, but my body keeps wanting snacks all day. any ideas?... Read more
Hi all! This is definitely not my first time on SP, but hopefully this one will stick. I'm working on losing weight. One of my goals is also to try and come out of my shell a little bit and try and post on the community boards, so here goes nothing :... Read more
One more question and I need to head back to work--I am looking at the fitness trackers and I am interested in getting a fit bit or something similar. I can't wear watches because they stop on me (not sure why) will the fitness tracker work for me?... Read more
I'm back!! I took a break and during my break put on about 20 pounds....it's time for me to get back on track and hit those goals I originally set for myself.....I just keep telling myself to error is human and I will come out a better person!... 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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