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
A fitness trend is sweeping the nation that involves balancing oneself on an oversized ball while performing functional resistance movements. The ball is referred to as a "physio" or "Swiss" ball and has grabbed the attention of n... Read more
If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le... Read more
I had a great day yesterday. Hiking , eating right . Boy today did I blow it! No exercise and I ate everything in sight. I was so hungry all day . Now I just feel kinda sick and disapointed. I know tomorrow will be better. I hope... Read more
Well, after about 2.5 years of living with pain that no one can find the cause of, I'm giving in to pain management. Waiting on my first appointment. Hope I can finally get my life back to a somewhat normal.... Read more
I feel your pain. Just went to the doctor and I cried when I saw the number on the scale. It was a real shocker. I want to lose 35 pounds but am overwhelmed. Disappointed in myself for letting it happen. Hoping this site can help.... Read more
Fell off the workout wagon a bit because of pain on the top of my foot. Doctor suggests ligament inflamation. I can't let this set me back. :( Trying a good walk today. Prayers welcome. Have a blessed day, all!... Read more
Having a bad day. Got rained on for my hike, which I cut short, then the rain stopped when I got back in my car. Got in a fight with my boyfriend, who's at work, so I won't talk to him until 4. I feel awful, don't know what to do.... 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
Tip: Ever get caught in rain/snow/sleet? Take a few small plastic sandwich bags when you go on your walk, hike, sporting event...great prevention for anyone of any age who might be at risk for a wet phone/pedometer from wet pockets!! Easier than ric... 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
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
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