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 or jump into bed for the week, you might consider phoning a ph... 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
I did my regular workout today and I did a yoga stretch routine for back after (15 min)
I worked all day cooking and baking and washing dishes and now the middle of my back is tired and sore.
I found the yoga routine that I did today really re... Read more
A couple of weeks ago I started incorporating pushups and crunches into my routine so I can get toned as I lose weight. When I started I could barely even do 3 pushups. I just did 23 and feel I can do at least another 2 sets of 8. Same with the crunc... Read more
I'm consistently below my recommended calorie range. Not because I'm putting in any extra effort to be low... but because I simply find it hard to eat as much as is recommended to allow for the extra fitness time I've been putting in. Today is a p... Read more
Boy, why do we do this to ourselves? Or am I the only one? I get down to within lbs of my goal weight, go on vacation and here I am...starting over from almost where I was when I started the first time....I don't understand why a person would get so... Read more
I tried Sparkpeople a few years ago but I never committed to it like I should have. So here I am giving it and myself another chance at success. If I could just overcome my low willpower and low motivation,I know I could do it! I welcome any positiv... 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
Because exercise is such an important part of losing weight & converting to a different lifestyle, don't put yourself in jeopardy by "minimizing" the affect of an injury. Whether it's a strained muscle, shin splints or something more, take the time... 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
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
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.