The phrase "shin splint" is a generic term that describes pain in the lower leg, either on the medial (inside) or lateral (outside) side of the shin bone. This pain usually begins as a dull ache that can't be pinpointed; it can be felt... Read more
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
Weight training is a critical component to the success of an athlete.
By becoming stronger and increasing muscular endurance, an athlete is able to perform more efficiently and is better able to avoid injury. Furthermore, there are a numbe... Read more
SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For May, that means strengthening your bones.
Here are 31 daily tips that will help you build stronger bones and prevent future fractures. Click here to down... Read more
It can be easy to lose track of all the vitamins out there. It's even easier to forget how exactly they help our bodies. Let’s see, vitamin A heals wounds and vitamin C improves eyesight, wait, what was it again? There are so many, it... Read more
I've created a team for anyone interested in a solic workout plan to get in shape, stay in shape, or just be more active. The team focuses on swimming so you would need access to a pool, but you can modify the workout as well. Initially the goal is... Read more
I am a married mom of 5 little ones and a full time nursing student in my Junior year of a BSN program. I have gained nearly 100 pounds since I met my husband in 1997. I can't even believe I just wrote that! I can't believe how heavy I ha... Read more
What do you do to manage stress?
I am trying to work on a new thing each week and this week I want to find out techniques to reduce stress so I've been reading articles.
I guess my focus would be, what things one can do that don't involve much ti... Read more
I am an emotional eater. Specifically, I eat when I am anxious. I have stuck with my weight loss plan for over 2 weeks now, but today I am feeling overwhelmed. SO of course I really want to just start snacking on chips and cake and chocolate...How... Read more
It is important to stick with a productive exercise plan. It is imperative to increase that plan. As your body changes it is going to plateau, which means you are going to have to work harder. Burn more calories by increasing the time you spend ex... Read more
I have developed a new (and FREE I might add) habit, that motivates me to "get moving". Every morning while blow-drying my hair, brushing my teeth, etc. I march in place. No one else is in my bathroom with me, so i don't care how it looks. If a go... Read more
Exercising regularly can be a challenge for many people even when they are healthy and injury-free. To maintain your fitness level, you have to be committed—and consistent—in your exercise routine. In my new book, The Art of Fitness: A Jo... Read more
One of the most serious problems associated with menopause is the increased risk of bone loss as a result of hormonal shifts. This is the first of series of four blogs I'll be writing on bone health, and in this blog I'll cover information on... Read more
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