Exercise is good for your heart, helps with weight loss and provides a variety of health-related benefits. At the same time, exercise comes with a certain degree of injury risk, and depending on the activity, it can also put a lot of stress on your j... Read more
Your feet work hard every day, carrying you through your daily tasks while you walk, stand, carry, lift, climb, clean, work, and exercise. If you neglect your feet—especially during a workout—then your feet with have to deal with swelling... Read more
When you're short on time, proper stretching can be the first thing to go! That's why we created this short and effective full-body stretching routine that you can breeze through in fewer than five minutes. Remember to warm up first and never... Read more
Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to incorporate regular exercise into your healthy lifestyle, and take advantage of the its numerous benefits. Smart move.
But like many good things, exercise can also be risky—especially if i... Read more
When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is... Read more
For the last 5 years I have lived in a home with no stairs (no basement, no attic, single story) after having lived with stairs all my life. There are also no stairs in my office... Basically, I haven't walked stairs much at all in 5... Read more
My feet and ankles have been swelling lately. I'm not sure if it's the warmer temps, too much salt or the increase in exercise. Any ideas on how to make it better? I'm already drinking at least 80oz of water a day.... Read more
Well, I had to stop c25k. Having some serious pain in my knee. I have a physical coming up in a few weeks. I'm going to see what they say. I'm a little disappointed. I really wanted to run! I have bad knees though. Can't do lunges. They hurt.... Read more
My ankle has been bothering me and I've learned about the importance of recovery. If we continue to "push through" pain, our bodies cannot heal and we set ourselves further and further back. Now, I'm not using my pedometer to measure how far I can... Read more
Nearly half of all on-the-job injuries in the United States involve sprains and strains. You don't have to be working to suffer the same fate. For example, Carla Lackey and her husband thought they spotted the perfect Memorial Day adventure in thei... Read more
We will not let disease destroy all that is us! Pain/illness isolates but together we can meet goals of health and wellness despite complex physical/mental challenges, fears, and limitations.... Read more
When recovering from a sprain, the first goal is to slowly regain a full range of movement. The first 24 hours are important for icing, rest and elevation to reduce the amount of inflammation. It's important to start rehabilitation exercises as s... Read more
Knee pain can come on suddenly: a sideways blow in athletics or a nasty fall while stepping off a curb. But many knee issues creep up after years of poor alignment, which results in wear and tear and arthritis. No matter the cause, knee issues d... Read more
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