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How To Treat A Strained Muscle Resources

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Ice Home Remedies

When you're injured, ice is like gold. In fact, it is an essential treatment for most sports injuries. It is one of the key ways to reduce the inflammation that occurs when you have some type of muscle tear, tendonitis, sprain or strain. The...  Read more

5 Exercises You Should Never Do

Most people believe that all exercises are good, safe and effective. After all it's exercise—and that has to count for something, doesn't it? The truth is that some common exercises aren't safe at all (especially for people who...  Read more

When to Call a Doctor for the Flu

You're miserable: achy, feverish, and exhausted. Your head is pounding, and you're nauseated. All the tell-tale signs are there; it's the flu. Before you stock up on ginger ale and jump into bed for the week, you might consider phoning a...  Read more

9 Foods that are Good for Your Gut

Your digestive tract is full of living organisms that help keep you healthy--around 400 different types of beneficial bacteria and yeast strains that co-habitate in your gastrointestinal system. There are several different kinds of foods and suppleme...  Read more

Smart Ways to Soothe Sore Muscles

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

Add in some strength training. As you build muscle
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Add in some strength training. As you build muscle, it will help you look slimmer since muscle is more dense than fat (1 lb muscle takes up less space than 1 lb fat). You can lose a clothing size without changing your weight much w/ strength training...  Read more

It was most likely water weight. Muscles hold wate
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It was most likely water weight. Muscles hold water while they repair after workouts. No one can build 5 lbs of muscle in a week....  Read more

Exercises for stabalizer muscles
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Hi, As a beginner at the gym I am using the machines for strength training. What exercises can I do to workout my stabilizer muscles which don't involve using free weights? Thanks, Michael...  Read more

It depends on your body. The more muscle and less
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It depends on your body. The more muscle and less fat you have, the more slender you will appear. Muscle doesn't "weigh more"; it is more dense (equal weight takes less space). A pound is a pound, no matter its composition....  Read more

Sounds like a treat, not a cheat! Awesome choice!
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Sounds like a treat, not a cheat! Awesome choice!...  Read more

Moving Furniture

If you happen to have hardwood floors, slip a throw rug under the furniture to slide easily across the floor - no strained backs and no gouged floors!334...  Read more

"Magic" Yogurt

You can turn regular (plain) yogurt into Greek yogurt by straining it in a colander lined with cheesecloth - this saves money, too.......  Read more

Iron Maidens

Inspiration for women focused on increasing lean muscle mass and lowering body fat through strength training and having FUN doing it. Some come on aboard and join up with us. You will not regret it!...  Read more

Exercise Tips for Shoveling Snow

With much of the country experiencing an unseasonable amount of snow this winter many of us are finding ourselves digging out the snow shovel to clear our paths. But we must be mindful that while snow shoveling can give one quite a workout,it does co...  Read more

Stay Active to Prevent Back Pain

The remedy for back pain used to be rest and more rest. But recent guidelines say that the key to beating back pain is in staying active. Here, how to treat and prevent an aching back. How to Treat Back PainThere's nothing like all-consuming back...  Read more