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.
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A cool wind whipped around me as I crested the final hill along my running route. "Ah, relief!" I thought, pulling my dripping T-shirt away from my skin. This will cool me off. But instead of making me feel refreshed, the wind chilled me to... Read more
Every active woman, regardless of her breast size, should have a sports bra as a part of her fitness wardrobe. Not only do these specially designed bras offer better support and more comfort than a regular bra, they also help minimize movement during... Read more
If you ever stared at your closet full of clothes and thought, “I have nothing to wear,” imagine how Amanda McQueen, a 28-year-old from Alabama, felt during her weight loss journey. “I’ve lost 115 pounds in total. I started at... Read more
Each of us has a favorite body part – or we should. Do you have an area you think is worth accentuating? If you do, good for you. As you get closer to your fitness/health/weight loss goals, you will likely want to show off more of your body, hi... Read more
Anyone out there been able to find pants/shorts for the woman with a big hip to waist ratio? I have been buying LL Bean jeans and khakis which fit pretty well, but I would like to find another brand to at least have some options. Also I h... Read more
I decided to get some killer pants for travel and really splurged and gambled on a size smaller.. They came today and after a small tug to get everything to fit, that Woo Hoo moment happened. I've still got lots to go -- but even after two months a... Read more
I have severe SLE and as a result of that I have painful vasculitis in my feet. After complaining to my doctors that my calves are so sore and tight even after incorporating lots of warm ups, cool downs and stretching, it was explained to me that due... Read more
So this is my 3rd time on Sparkpeople. I have the same pounds that I keep losing finding me and this time they came with 10 friends. For some reason I can't seem to be a normal person without tracking food and planning meals.
I was pretending... Read more
My feet and legs are often sore and swollen after exercise. I read about compression socks on Runner's World and gave them a try. I can't believe what a difference they make during and after exercise. My legs don't swell and feel less tired when I... Read more
Game on!! is a team of individuals that need a little help being motivated every once in a while. A good kick in the pants to lose the weight and keep it off instead of a constant roller coaster.... Read more
Editor's Note: SparkPeople has partnered with ActivewearUSA.com, and we are part of an affiliate program with the company as well. Bloggers have received clothing free of charge to review. We're back with another review of workout cloth... Read more
Growing up, I was quite the fashionista. I kept a list of the clothes I wore in a notebook so as to not repeat outfits too often. I spent my baby-sitting money on the latest trends. I spent hours scouring fashion magazines.After college, I worked in... Read more
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