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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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
Every active woman, regardless of her breast size, should have a sports bra as a part of her fitness wardrobe. Not only do these specially designed bras offer better support and more comfort than a regular bra, they also help minimize movement during... Read more
Donkey basketball. A classic example of two words you’d never include in the same sentence let alone next to each other. Yet some of you may have heard of it nonetheless. Donkey basketball was an annual event that took place in my small souther... Read more
Anyone out there been able to find pants/shorts for the woman with a big hip to waist ratio? I have been buying LL Bean jeans and khakis which fit pretty well, but I would like to find another brand to at least have some options. Also I h... Read more
I decided to get some killer pants for travel and really splurged and gambled on a size smaller.. They came today and after a small tug to get everything to fit, that Woo Hoo moment happened. I've still got lots to go -- but even after two months a... Read more
I have severe SLE and as a result of that I have painful vasculitis in my feet. After complaining to my doctors that my calves are so sore and tight even after incorporating lots of warm ups, cool downs and stretching, it was explained to me that due... Read more
So this is my 3rd time on Sparkpeople. I have the same pounds that I keep losing finding me and this time they came with 10 friends. For some reason I can't seem to be a normal person without tracking food and planning meals.
I was pretending... 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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