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
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
You may have read our article on easy exercises for when you are on vacation, but there is more to it than that. There are so many different vacations out there; exercise cannot be the same for each one. Would you exercise the same way on the bea... 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
I recently developed aching in my pectoral muscles. It started after strength training and upping arm weights. The pain is annoying and under my arm and above my breasts. To be safe i had a breast exam (all clear) and I met with my PT and he suggeste... Read more
I'm coming back after a few months off of here, I was doing really well when I logged in faithfully :-) About a month and a half ago, I had 2 complete tears in my ankle ligaments with a grade 3 sprain and this had slowed me down terribly and I'm jus... Read more
Hello, I love hiking, and have been using it successfully to lose my almost 30lbs so far... However, I have recently started to try to add in daily walks as well, but have been experiencing really terrible leg pain on the front of my legs from about... Read more
I've been doing great with both exercise and nutrition until the last few days. Back and joint pain is always an issue, but I've been able to keep it from getting too bad to exercise by doing special back exercises that keep the pain manageable. Bu... Read more
I have always had pain in my foot when I exercise. Normally I just ignore it, but I just started Insanity and it is really impeding my progress. Any suggestions on how to find out what it is or correct it?
It is usually in the middle of my foo... 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
The Internet--including the SparkPeople Message Boards--have been abuzz for the recently with talk of barefoot running. Member CAMPB528 wrote me, asking to review her beloved Vibram Five Fingers barefoot running shoes. A few weeks later, she tracked... 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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