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
I have been off the rails for two weeks. Not meeting my nutritional goals- going way over every single day. Hit or miss exercising. It's been a mess. BUT - today all company is gone back home, kids and Hubs are back in school and at work and I am too... Read more
Hello everyone :) My name is Jes and I am returning to SparkPeople after a few years of being away. I lost a little and then got super busy with life, including graduating college, having a niece born into the world, and moving to a new place. I am h... Read more
hi guys i came to this site a few years ago thinking i could loose weight but ended up giveing up now i am back and ready to start again. my boyfriend of a year and a few months and i are going to give it our all to loose some weight and look better... 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 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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