Pain presents itself in myriad forms: the immediate, throbbing sensation of stubbing a toe; the nagging, stinging burn of a sore throat; the take-your-breath-away feeling when you move your "bad back" in the wrong way; the heaviness of lift... Read more
It’s a common problem for many who exercise. It makes everyday activity difficult, and scares a lot of people away from any physical activity. It’s lower back pain. For those of you who suffer from it, there is hope. While there... Read more
Back pain is one of the most common complaints doctors hear from their patients. In fact, studies show that more than 80% of Americans will suffer from at least one episode of back pain during their lifetime. Back pain can range from mildly annoying... Read more
Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain.
Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo... Read more
If you love running as much as I do, you know how frustrating it is when an injury puts the activity you enjoy on hold. Many runners face injury at one time or another, which isn't surprising, given the strain that running can put on your jo... Read more
It's been a couple years since I last Sparked. Time and life got away from me. Had wonderful success with BLC's but competition is fun and I needed to create a new lifestyle.
Ready and looking forward to new tips, resources and BLCs!... Read more
I'm going to start running tomorrow for exercise in addition to my tae-bo aerobics. I will be doing it every other day, so like M,W,F, with tae-bo Tues, Thurs, Sat. This is my problem. Last time (3-4 years ago) I picked up running I severely strained... 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
The remedy for back pain used to be rest and more rest. But recent guidelines say that the key to beating back pain is in staying active. Here, how to treat and prevent an aching back.
How to Treat Back Pain
There's nothing like all-consu... Read more
By Sandra Gordon, Family Circle
Count yourself lucky if you've never groaned about your back. Fact is, the majority of us (80 percent) will deal with back pain at some point. It's one of the most common reasons for a doctor visit. Deciding how to t... Read more
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