When you're injured, ice is like gold. In fact, it is an essential treatment for most sports injuries. It is one of the key ways to reduce the inflammation that occurs when you have some type of muscle tear, tendonitis, sprain or strain.
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Fashion comes and goes, but style is timeless. The best way to always look your stylish best is to learn which silhouettes flatter your body type. When you highlight your assets, you'll feel more confident and your beauty will radiate from within... Read more
Whoooosh! As I relaxed in a lawn chair, my six-year-old sank yet another basket. Watching his skill develop, I couldn’t help but dream about him becoming an NBA star some day. I could just picture it…I, his proud mama in the stands a... Read more
A cool wind whipped around me as I crested the final hill along my running route. "Ah, relief!" I thought, pulling my dripping T-shirt away from my skin. This will cool me off. But instead of making me feel refreshed, the wind chilled me to... Read more
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
Hi all! I've gained about 12 lbs in the past year, and it's getting to the point where my pants don't fit well anymore. At times (especially after I eat) they get so tight that I have to unbutton them behind my desk at work. I really REALLY want to l... Read more
This week I realized I went down a pants size. I went shopping for clothes thought I was size 22, but to my surprise I tried on a size 20 pants that was on sale and I really wonted those pants, I thought maybe I should try them on and see if it fits... Read more
Hello! As you may be able to tell from my ticker, I am pretty close to my goal. I have plateaued around 145 lbs for the past couple of weeks and have been disappointed to hit a wall so close to my goal. But, I press on!
Strangely, when I went... Read more
I am new to the boards here but I am looking for some advice. I was diagnosed with a lumbar spinal fracture 3 months ago after a snowboarding fall back in december. The only pain I had was to the touch in the specific area of the injury... Read more
My goal was to at least stick through it until I could get my husband to worry about his health, I knew as soon as he did that I would not be able to slip at all. We have such a great relationship that we will find any excuse to be around each other.... Read more
Editor's Note: SparkPeople has partnered with ActivewearUSA.com, and we are part of an affiliate program with the company as well. Bloggers have received clothing free of charge to review. We're back with another review of workout cloth... Read more
Growing up, I was quite the fashionista. I kept a list of the clothes I wore in a notebook so as to not repeat outfits too often. I spent my baby-sitting money on the latest trends. I spent hours scouring fashion magazines.After college, I worked in... Read more
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