You don’t want to complain, but lately you have felt a little tingling or numbness in your hand and wrist. Sometimes, the pain is sharp. Other times it seems to travel from your wrist up through your arm. You try to shake it off but it just won... Read more
My mom used to love aerobics. Back in the '80s, she had an electric blue workout outfit that I liked to wear when I played dress up. She did Jane Fonda's toning tapes in front of the TV, walked (with her Walkman) in the mornings with a fr... Read more
All dogs need exercise no matter what their size or breed. Regular physical activity can reduce behavior problems like chewing and excessive barking. It also helps them to stay fit and slim as they age rather than slowing down and becoming overweight... Read more
According to Webster's Dictionary, the word “old” is defined as “having been in use for a long time,” “worn, dilapidated, ancient, or decayed by time.” After an experience as a volunteer at the 1995 St. Louis S... Read more
I don’t know about you, but I’d rather laugh than cry when life sneaks up on me and cracks me right between the eyes. Case in point: my weight.
It wasn’t that long ago that I was arguably in the best shape of my adult life. But... Read more
I lost enough weight for my surgeon to agree to knee replacement surgery. I was very happy until he told me that I could not drive for six weeks. I live in a rural community and drive a fair bit even now that I am retired. My question is, is it... Read more
I've recently had minor surgery, so I can't really do exercise that will exert myself too much for about three weeks. All I can do right now is a little bit of walking. I'm 5'4" and 141 lbs, and my goal is to be 127 by the end of March, so I need to... Read more
Hi! I had a Laparoscopy (keyhole surgery) last week and one of the Doctor's instructions was not to exercise at all for a month (and after that start really slowly). I am trying to loose weight and I am concerned about not being able to workout. To b... Read more
I had a total abdominal hysterectomy last week. They removed a 1.5 lb cyst (which was benign)
I am recovering and was told I cannot do any exercise for 6 weeks. I am really bummed out b/c not only had I been not able to eat much and had a 1.5 lb... Read more
Any other members on SparkPeople that have had weight loss surgery and regained a few pounds? I had the vertical sleeve surgery and have lost 134 pds but I regained 17 pds. I began to use this site to help me lose the required weight before my surger... Read more
We always talk about the " Light at the End of the Tunnel " being something that we strive for and sometimes desperately need to stay motivated. If we remembered our FAITH we can remember that there is a " LIGHT " inside us all that will help us alwa... Read more
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The Perfect Pushup is one of the most popular fitness tools around right now. For about $40 you can snag these specially designed pushup handles that rotate. But pushups are a pretty simple exercise, and they're great because they work so many muscle... Read more
I had surgery last Thursday and yesterday the doctor removed the half-cast and every second stitch of my incision. It looks a little gruesome and there is quite a bit of bruising. I was a bit daunted by how weak and seized up it was but I moved and... Read more
I left around 1:15pm today to go to the hospital with my my mom and dad. My mom was scheduled to have carpal tunnel surgery on the right side. (She had the same thing done on her left about 6 years ago.) The surgeon ran late on one of his morning cas... Read more
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