Exams. Pop quizzes. Homework. School can be a pain in the neck, figuratively. But if school is literally causing problems for your neck or back, your backpack may be to blame. Believe it or not, overloaded and poorly-positioned backpacks can actually... 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
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
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
Proper breathing is an underestimated, but critical building block of good health. Slow, deep breathing gets rid of carbon dioxide waste and takes plenty of clean, fresh oxygen to your brain and muscles. More blood cells get the new, oxygen-rich air... Read more
Has anyone ever had a pinched nerve in their neck? What did you do about it? Please don't tell me to see a doctor, I've done that already and so far their suggestions aren't helping.
I'm going to my neurologist next week anyway, and he has a real... Read more
I know building muscle won't happen overnight, but I'm just wondering about how long it takes to strengthen muscles some. I've been doing an arm routine for about a month now, and I've upped the weights I use from about 2 lbs to 2.5 lbs. I did this... Read more
I am not a runner or very athletic in any way. I am hoping to work my way up to be able to run/jog a 5K by May 11th and to tone muscle for losing weight to get into shape. I want to be healthier and lose my breathe climbing up a hill. I want to lose... Read more
I just started my exercise program about 21 days ago after being inactive (and very obese) for a long time. I've not missed a day of recumbent biking, building up from 10 minutes and now am up to 40. I am also doing upper body strength training eve... Read more
I bought this to use with SpineWirx (see other review). This is a comfortable way to relax and ease the neck muscles. Although you can use a towel for a similar effect, this gives me what I need for my neck as far as the way it holds and positions... Read more
I've been working on Laptop PCs for many years and have the neck and wrist pain to show for it. After trying different desks, typing on my lap, etc. I finally bought a Laptop Kaddy which angles the computer keyboard to relieve the strain and als... Read more
Spending so much time at work can make you worse for wear—and not just mentally. Sitting improperly can up your chances for shoulder, wrist, back and neck injuries. Worse, you may not recognize your body's warning signs, such as muscle stif... Read more
Do you know how much your child's backpack weighs? The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that a backpack weigh no more than 10 to 20 percent of your child's weight. So, if your kindergartener weighs 50 pounds, his backpack should... Read more
Well, in just a few minutes, I'll be headed off to work at the lawn and garden department at Wal-mart. I have really enjoyed being back at my "old" store, and am very grateful to be there, especially after having worked at Lowe's for three months, a... Read more
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