It's common sense that a hug at a stressful time, a handshake after an important meeting or just cuddling at the end of the day help us relax, leaving behind negativity and worry. Now researchers are investigating whether this feel-good energ... Read more
Pain is a real, well, pain! How many times have you been gung-ho to start a new workout routine only to feel like you've been hit by a ton of bricks on day two? Something as simple as walking down the stairs can feel like torture. Most of us have... Read more
Many people struggle with pain. Whether it's short term from an injury or chronic due to disc issues, neuropathy or Fibromyalgia, we all want to find relief. Pain clinics and medical interventions are great places to begin, but some pain sufferer... Read more
Just got a professional massage yesterday. First one ever. Swedish. Unbelievable relaxation. Took me out of my daily chaos and melted me right into the table. Sound faded into a shadowy haze. Muscles reawakened. Ability to speak--gone.
In... 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 am back at SparkPeople after a couple of months in the hospital and a couple more trying to recover at home from severe malnutrition.
My malnutrition was sparked an inability to process nutrients from food. My second month in the... Read more
I joined Spark back in January, so I'm really not new....BUT....I did get way off track for a while. I'm back now and ready to finally get my butt in gear!
Anyway, just stopping by here to re-introduce myself, say "Hi!" and hopefully, find a few fr... Read more
Try switching back to full fat for some things and just keep your portions smaller. Eat at least 1200 calories but if you're doing that much walking, I would up it to 1400. We weigh the same and have similar goals... I eat that much and it works!... Read more
I joined spark awhile ago & then just didn't keep up with it...usual life stuff. I had joined weight watchers at that time & remember taking a commitment quiz to determine if I was really ready to lose the weight. It had said maybe. I think I just... Read more
My arthritis is mild, but I have pain from sciatica and bone pain from cancer. This workout is easy and gentle on the joints, and it's for any age. The gentle stretching really helps with my back pain. You can do the workout standing, seated, or stan... Read more
This past week I had lower back troubles with painradiating down both legs down onto my feet. Neverin my life did I ever feel pain like this. I did researchand I am not a big fan of medicine, so I turned my completeattention to Yoga and the differe... Read more
I used to weigh 460 pounds. Because of that, I have degenerative disease, herniated disks, pinched nerve bundles, arthritis, bad knees, and the list goes on. As a result of these things, I used to be the depression queen. My daily mantra was "I... Read more
What do you think of when you hear the word "massage"? Does it conjure up thoughts of a day out with your girlfriend at a swanky spa? Unlike days gone by, massages are becoming quite popular among athletes and non-athletes alike. Until this past Jul... Read more
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