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
The phrase "shin splint" is a generic term that describes pain in the lower leg, either on the medial (inside) or lateral (outside) side of the shin bone. This pain usually begins as a dull ache that can't be pinpointed; it can be felt... Read more
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
Stretching is an important component of any fitness routine. Although it can be tempting to finish a run and skip the stretches, you know better. Stretching has many benefits, including increased range of motion and improved muscular coordination. Re... 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
I'm so happy to be back! I've been twirling out of control for a few years. I lost my employment, went back to school, got a career and forgot to take care of myself in the midst of my chaos. Now things are settling, it's time for me :)... Read more
Finally feel like im getting back on track after a month of not doing so good. I walked 4 miles monday 1 last night and 3 tonight. Also some crunches and trying to stay in my calories. I feel alot better but a little sore. I hope i can keep it up.... Read more
Im back....its been a month, Ive had such horrible foot pain and could barely do the exercise I loved most..which was walking?? i have been such a home body and depressed. I am starting fresh in the morning!!... Read more
You can make a low carb chicken salad using a pre-done rotisserie bird from the grocery (remove skin/bones, shred meat). I swap avocado & plain Greek yogurt for mayo (healthy fat + more protein), and add yellow mustard + cajun seasoning for some kick... Read more
need low carb help! I started a low carb diet a week ago and am having some early success which is great. But I need food that doesn't require a lot of time and effort. I hate to cook and I'm already getting sick of eggs salad and hamburger patties.... Read more
I have recently incorporated stretching into my daily routine. How beneficial! Flexibility helps me more easily perform routine chores & reduces injury. The stretches for my lower back, including piriforms and hamstring, reduce lower back pain, w... Read more
It is sometimes really hard to workout when you have back pain. But I find that doing some light stretches be it Yoga or Regular is good to do too. Stretching helps keep you flexible and my even help with the pain.... Read more
The hip flexors are the group of muscles that allow you to lift your knees toward your chest and bend forward from the hips. What is collectively referred to as the hip flexors is actually a group of muscles that includes the iliopsoas, the thi... 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
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