Back pain is one of the most common complaints doctors hear from their patients. In fact, studies show that more than 80% of Americans will suffer from at least one episode of back pain during their lifetime. Back pain can range from mildly annoying... 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
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
If you live with chronic pain, whether from pounding headaches, an autoimmune disorder or an old injury gone awry, you know how difficult it can be to get to sleep. And when you can’t rest, pain increases, making it harder and harder to break t... 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
I'm having trouble this year finding the energy to exercise. That doesn't include shoveling snow or shivering really bad. Today we hit 54 degrees 67 and I could actually wear normal clothes w/out layers & boots. 30 My hubby just looked at me like... Read more
I am going to be going on an Honor Flight in 10 days. It's a nearly 24 hour day, on and off buses and the plane, taking Veterans around to their Memorials. I'm a newly diagnosed diabetic. I need to have some low carb foods/treats to take with me t... Read more
So I am trying to lose that left over baby weight and really want to focus on my midsection and thighs. Problem is I have bad knees and lunges and squats are an issue for me. Don't get me wrong....I enjoy the burn of a good workout....I'm talking a... Read more
Back again. Shady's back... Tell a friend! Just kidding. But I really am back. And this time, I am here for good! I don't want to give up this time! I am going to try my best to do this the right way. I am starting by trying to figure out the website... Read more
I have been looking at myself for the past four months and have been disgusted about how I'm just letting myself go like this. It's time for a positive change. Is there a way to see how many pounds you can lose if you stick to your calorie range on s... Read more
I have used the excuse of pain from neuropathy and low back to keep me from going back to exercising. I chose this week to plug ahead despite pain.Secret: It is easier to excuse ourselves away than doing what we can in small doses.306... Read more
I do two sets of strength training exercises every time I go to the bathroom. I alternate upper body and lower body exercises every other day. My favorites are incline pushups and tricep dips using the bathroom vanity. Lower body favorites are squ... Read more
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 Pain
There's nothing like all-consu... Read more
It might seem intuitive to avoid exercising your joints when they're causing you pain. But, like many aspects of the human body, what seems to make sense isn’t necessarily what's good for you! When you're suffering from arthritis, o... Read more
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