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
There are two kinds of people in this world: People who have had muscle cramps and people who will experience them sooner or later.
Muscle cramps happen to almost everyone, and for a lot of different reasons. Vigorous exercise can certainl... 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
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
It looks great in the movies: A depressed person dealing with serious pain or sudden injury pain pairs up with an intuitive physical therapist, motivational physician or insightful therapist. After a few sleepless nights and a little "hard work&... Read more
I'm a pretty big person, and I went for a walk today with a friend. We walked about 1 1/2 miles and it took about 40 minutes. When we got back i started having the worst menstrual cramps and bleeding. Has anyone else ever had this happen?... Read more
My aunt whom is a psyc-nurse, said that I need to drink more water. I will admit I am not very good at drinking my 8 glasses (Even if I have a small body should I still drink that much?) I think maybe I drink 2 glasses at most a day, :/ Anyway, like... Read more
Can fast food give someone leg cramps? I had a horrid night last night, with my feet and calve cramping. I veered off the nutrition plan yesterday, and ate fast food- first time in ages. I was thinking maybe the sodium level or MSG could have caus... Read more
I recently got back into swimming laps once a week at the local high school. I use a kickboard for most of the time until I build more endurance but this week I had to stop early because my legs were cramping (after about 45 minutes). Any tips to p... 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
You've nursed your kid through icky ailments—remember that lice outbreak?—and lived to tell the tale to the stranger seated next to you on a plane. You've even compared detailed notes on the birthing experience with your BFF. Yet... Read more
Before I begin my blog, I noticed in the news that much of the country is experiencing unseasonably warm temperatures. I wanted to link you to another blog I wrote last summer titled, The Heat is On: Taking Precautions When Exercising Outdoors.
Bec... Read more
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