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 you love running as much as I do, you know how frustrating it is when an injury puts the activity you enjoy on hold. Many runners face injury at one time or another, which isn't surprising, given the strain that running can put on your jo... Read more
What fun is being laid up with a stiff or bad back? What good is a perfect body if you are feeling less than perfect?
As far as your back is concerned, more fun comes from more functional fitness. The simplest, easiest, most basic moves are usua... 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
I have been walking about 2 miles a day up a rather steep hill. (steep for me!) I have noticed in the evening that my right ankle hurts and swells. Has anyone experienced this? Does is eventually go away after I strengthen my muscles?... Read more
Well, here I am, former Spark motivator that had lost 65 lbs, gained all the weight back and then some. A lot has happened since the last time I was here (divorce, father's death, mother's diagnosis with cancer), so I have had some hurdles. But I'm i... Read more
I know how to reset ALL goals, but I just want to reset the goal for weight. I did not meet the overall goal of weight from when I started so I need to know how that will reset. I do not want to wipe out all that I have lost over the past months, but... Read more
Stopped getting on daily and gained back some pounds. I am mad at myself, but I hope I can get it back going like I was. I am ready to try this thing again. Watching my food and workouts and hopefully the weight loss. I was on a role, I can't bel... Read more
Im back after a long time away! Im hoping to get back on track fast and to start the better me. If anyone can tell me because I forgot how to get those cute trackers to show my weight loss thanks everyone.... 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
I LOVE my elastogel knee wraps. You put them in the freezer and reuse them as often as you need. I usually ice my bad knees every night , thus reducing the amount of pain meds I have to take. They come in different sizes and the gel is flexible, s... Read more
For many of us, exercise is the part of the day we look forward to. But for those who struggle with chronic pain, working out isn't enjoyable. It hurts. Knees are particularly vulnerable to pain during exercise (and afterwards). There... 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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