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
Well, 2 months back from injury that kept me out 8 weeks, I did it - 3.1 miles as my long run! Took me longer than I'd like to finish, but now I can work on improving my time and eventually upping distance on my long runs.... Read more
back from beach vacation - tons of fun and did great healthwise (eating and activities!) now I have major back pain and don't know what happened! Never been in pain like this😖. Dr ruled out kidney and neuro so muscle something. Gotta get this hand... Read more
Just getting back with the program after having a baby in February. I only have 10 lbs of baby weight left (which is the hardest) & i am still breastfeeding. Goal is to lose 30 lbs by my 30th birthday on Christmas day... here goes nothing.... Read more
I love vacations, but I am so ready to get back into a normal routine! I have been so out of whack this past week and I can really tell it. I feel bloated and a little sluggish, but tomorrow is a new day and I'm ready to face it head on!... 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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