Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain.
Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo... Read more
It’s a common problem for many who exercise. It makes everyday activity difficult, and scares a lot of people away from any physical activity. It’s lower back pain. For those of you who suffer from it, there is hope. While there... Read more
If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le... Read more
Both running and walking are simple ways to get a great cardiovascular workout with no equipment beyond a sturdy pair of athletic shoes. But these common activities can lead to pain and injury if you're not careful. Here are five of the most comm... Read more
Pain presents itself in myriad forms: the immediate, throbbing sensation of stubbing a toe; the nagging, stinging burn of a sore throat; the take-your-breath-away feeling when you move your "bad back" in the wrong way; the heaviness of lift... Read more
Boy, why do we do this to ourselves? Or am I the only one? I get down to within lbs of my goal weight, go on vacation and here I am...starting over from almost where I was when I started the first time....I don't understand why a person would get so... Read more
I tried Sparkpeople a few years ago but I never committed to it like I should have. So here I am giving it and myself another chance at success. If I could just overcome my low willpower and low motivation,I know I could do it! I welcome any positiv... Read more
I have school which takes up a good amount of time some times its so hard to pack a lunch for school. But I have to as tracking school foods near impossible. I am sad to see how I have let myself go. I used to be 160 which was still not my healthy we... Read more
I've been on a month long "vacation". It's turning into something I'm losing control of, and I'm getting scared I will fall into my old lifestyle and habits.
What are your best tips to stop a slide, re-find your motivation, and get back on track... Read more
I have been a member for a while and have "fallen off truck" so to speak. I really need to get back into being health again. I am also a type 2 diabetic and would like to meet other type 2's out there so we can be each others cheering squad. It's no... Read more
Small movements I've found that relieve the pain. I"ve been in pain for the last week, and found that if I moved my hip, (the one on the side of the painful knee) the way Cancan dancers do, -- it looks like they're moving their knee, when in fact, th... Read more
If you are like me, you spend a large portion of your day sitting. And because of this, it isn't too uncommon for many of us to have tight hip flexors—the muscles responsible for flexing the hip or drawing the knees to your chest, as well a... Read more
Knee pain can come on suddenly: a sideways blow in athletics or a nasty fall while stepping off a curb. But many knee issues creep up after years of poor alignment, which results in wear and tear and arthritis. No matter the cause, knee issues d... Read more
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