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
When you spend a lot of time sitting, especially at a desk or computer, it's important to take stretch breaks. A couple of breaks each day will help you stay alert and keep stiffness at bay. This set of stretches is perfect for people who are alr... Read more
Are you always on the run and running out of time to stretch? Try adding a few standing stretches throughout the day. Whether standing in line, waiting for the bus or watching a soccer game, you can squeeze in some quality flexibility training. You c... Read more
Yoga, which comes from the Sanskrit yuj word meaning "union," originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. There are many forms of yoga, but in general, yoga focuses on breathing techniques (pranayama), postures (asanas), flexibility, and... Read more
Eventually, most people who walk for fitness will reach the point when walking alone no longer challenges them or helps them see results. If that sounds like you, then Nordic walking may be just what you need. First used as a summer training method b... Read more
I have recently really started to exercise in the past three weeks or so. I am wondering what others do for fitness with fibromyalgia. I usually do the elliptical for 30 to 45 minutes and then 15 to 20 minutes on the treadmill with arm weight machi... Read more
Does anyone else experience finger, hand and wrist swelling when they work out? I read an article on the mayo clinic website that said it shouldn't be a major concern... but it is such an odd thing to experience and today they were especially bad. It... Read more
I noticed that every time I do a squat my knees pop. Also, when I use my hand weights my shoulder and elbow joints pop. What does that mean? I've been exercising for awhile now and I still notice this. Any suggestions?... Read more
I'm binging in the evenings in fear of insomnia if I go to sleep hungry. My solution is to eat a light salad with no dressing at night before I fall asleep. That way I can curb the evening munchies.
To get motivated for exercise, I think I'l... Read more
In my bed room I have a bench press with about 150 pounds of weights, 2 curling bars, Total Gym, DP 2500 workout station that takes up very little room,70 different exercises, and 2 15 pound hand weights.
In my living room I got rid of the furnitur... Read more
When I have an impulse to eat, or a craving I snap my wrist with the large rubber band that I wear 24/7. I snap the inside of my left wrist because it's more sensitive than the back of my wrist and because I am right handed.402... Read more
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
Warning! This list may be controversial, so feel free to disagree. I imagine that, for many people, several of the exercises on my personal DON'T DO list may be on your favorites list–and one, in particular, is probably on almost every gym rat’s fav... Read more
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