Both running and walking are simple ways to get a great cardiovascular workout with no equipment beyond a sturdy pair of athletic shoes. But these common activities can lead to pain and injury if you're not careful. Here are five of the most comm... Read more
When you're short on time, proper stretching can be the first thing to go! That's why we created this short and effective full-body stretching routine that you can breeze through in fewer than five minutes. Remember to warm up first and never... Read more
Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to incorporate regular exercise into your healthy lifestyle, and take advantage of the its numerous benefits. Smart move.
But like many good things, exercise can also be risky—especially if i... Read more
A fitness trend is sweeping the nation that involves balancing oneself on an oversized ball while performing functional resistance movements. The ball is referred to as a "physio" or "Swiss" ball and has grabbed the attention of n... 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
hello, my name is Tracy, I just turned 41. I have a 20 y/o daughter that is married, a son that is 15 and another daughter that is 14. We have a 14 y/o golden retriever mix, an 11 y/o cat, 2 guinea pigs and a fish.
I was here 4 years ago and lo... Read more
I was ill for about 18 months, I did nothing to. Get involved in any major moves toward losing weight and being healthy. I need advice, encouragement, good recipes , and some good old common sence. I am 74y.o. I live with a good husband, our chil... Read more
My name is Stef and I am a great fitness and karaté enthusiast. I always lifted weights, attended karaté class 2-3 times a week and I also love to run.
After my doctor let me know I might have had a herniated disc my motivat... Read more
I had a pretty nasty cold that began Monday night, and missed work Tuesday and Wednesday. At some point between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, the inside of my left knee started to feel as though I had injured it. I'm completely at a loss... Read more
I'm returning to Spark People! I previously lost 30 pounds, however after a bad break-up I gained a bit back. So here I am again getting myself back together, healing, and beginning to come back to life. Thanks Spark People! It's good to be back!... Read more
I have knee, ankle, and back problems. My husband has shoulder pain. Nordic walking is perfect for us. It takes pressure off joints. It relieves tension in the neck & shoulders, The bonus is that it burns 20-40% more calories than regular walking. It... Read more
My ankle has been bothering me and I've learned about the importance of recovery. If we continue to "push through" pain, our bodies cannot heal and we set ourselves further and further back. Now, I'm not using my pedometer to measure how far I can... 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
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
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