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
For two years I was a sex-ed teacher. One of my favorite subjects to teach was puberty, which required me to ever-so-gingerly reveal the story of the birds and the bees to a room full of red-faced fourth graders. Over the course of three days, I&rsqu... Read more
Running may be challenging, but it is an activity humans were designed to do—and it's something nearly everyone can enjoy if we allow time and patience for our bodies to adapt to the demands of the sport. But that doesn't mean that prop... Read more
Achooo! Is it a cold? Is it the flu? You may not know what you have, but you know you feel terrible. When SparkPeople members feel under the weather, they usually have the same questions: "What should I eat? Should I still count my calories? If... Read more
PMS. Three little letters that spell dread and discomfort for millions of women every month. It is reported that more than half and perhaps as many as 85 percent of all women experience discomfort related to menstruation, common referred to as Premen... Read more
Any thoughts on how to get my legs more flexible? I'm a dancer so I am more flexible than the average human anyway, but I want to extend my side flexibility so when I dance I'm burning more calories. Thoughts?... Read more
Has anyone tried any of these?? I've noticed that a lot of people are doing these challenges lately on sites like Instagram and Facebook. Has anyone tried them and if so, what are your results? (if any?) Or do you know anyone who has or is???
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First of all, I'm not actually asking rehab questions here. That's for the PT guy and the doc who did the surgery. I'm asking about what I can do for lower body since I can't squat or deadlift or even hold dumbells for lunges or goblet squats.
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Finally got legs and lungs back. Havent been running since fell and broke elbow and put big hole in knee (9/1/13) life also stepped in as we moved 1500 miles to new house. Can finally put time into training and today ran 2.5 miles in 30 min.... Read more
I know it sounds crazy, but eating some plain old yellow mustard when you get a leg cramp will relieve that cramp in a matter of seconds. Don't ask me how it work but dip a teaspoon in the jar and eat about a half-inch worth from what sticks to the... Read more
This is supposed to get rid of leg cramps at night. I haven't tried it yet but the person who told me about it swears by it. Put a bar of soap like Irish Spring or Dial and it's supposed to prevent cramps. Weirder things have happened so try it ou... Read more
In today’s world, we all sit for too many hours each day. We drive instead of walking. We take the escalator instead of climbing the stairs. As a result, our posture suffers—and our necks get tight because we spend hours looking down at o... Read more
When you're constantly plowing through mile-long to-do lists and putting out family fires (the kids are fighting...again; the dog left you a "present" in the living room; you're out of OJ), it's easy to blame stress for whatever... Read more
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