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
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
I never considered myself a runner. I ran maybe once a week for 30 or 40 minutes, and then I wouldn’t feel like doing it again for a few days. Needless to say, I never really “get better” at running—I pretty much stayed the sa... Read more
Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to incorporate regular exercise into your healthy lifestyle, and take advantage of the its numerous benefits. Smart move.
But like many good things, exercise can also be risky—especially if i... Read more
The foot issues I have had over the years finally flared into a full gout attack of my big toe...previously attacks were in the little toe but pain never bad enough or long enough to address with medical attention. Diet education the answer.... Read more
You would think that working 2 jobs on my feet always I would be pencil thin. Not !!! I'm 60 and need to take of what I have and feel good and not tired all the time. So my spark friends keep me motivated everyday. I need to lose 40 lbs. or more... Read more
Looking for advice possibly from runners or walkers. I have been padding between two of my toes cuz they have been tender from pressure while on my feet while at work. Currently using those little corn pad cushions (oval with hole in the middle) wi... Read more
i frequently get big toe cramps when i'm stretching my feet (not exercise like); but today i got a bit scared.
First day at the gym. i was 20' on the elliptical and then 20' on the bike. before even starting on the bike, just by plaacing my feet o... Read more
At night time, I used to get cramps in my legs constantly. The best remedy that I have found recently and it works like a charm! Flex your foot towards you so that it lengthens the calf. The cramp will be gone immediately! It really works!... Read more
The constant pains in my feet were really begin to impact on how often I would do any type of exercise especially walking, and during the night my feet would cramp severely. After a visit to my MD I now drink 6oz of tonic water before bed each night... 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
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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