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
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
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
If your knees are giving you problems, and you feel like the Tin Man from "The Wizard of Oz" when getting out of bed, you’re not alone. Nearly 50 million Americans feel the same way.
Knees are the most commonly injured joints in... Read more
I've still been trying to walk for exercise and along with the back pain and pressure on the lower back, I'm having weakness in my muscles all over. I walk for 4 minutes and so tired! I feel like giving up... Read more
Today, I decided to up the distance that I walk my dog, from 2 miles to 4 miles 🚶🐾🐕. Around 2-1/2 miles, I was ready to be done. The beauty of walking outside is that you can't quit early. Its the only way home. Lol!... Read more
This morning I was updating my tracking and saw a brief image on my screen about what appeared to be a "walking" video by one of the Sparkpeople coaches. I HATE walking outdoors and am looking for some indoor exercise. This looked like some kind of... Read more
I'm not able to be your walking buddy, but I live near Mount Airy and wanted to say "hi!". I just joined a meet-up group for age 50+ and will be doing some hiking with them. Maybe you can look for a meet-up group in your area. Stay positive!... Read more
I have knee, ankle, and back problems. My husband has shoulder pain. Nordic walking is perfect for us. It takes pressure off joints. It relieves tension in the neck & shoulders, The bonus is that it burns 20-40% more calories than regular walking. It... 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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