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 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
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
Stretching is good for you, and it feels great, too! That's why we created this short and effective full-body stretching routine that you can follow whether you're a beginner or an advanced exerciser. Remember to warm up first and never stret... Read more
I am back after a very long break from SparkPeople and enjoying reading and getting psyched up to get to my goal weight! I had surgery in June and am still on restricted activity, but am doing a little more every day! I actually lost 2 lbs!... Read more
Lost 24 lbs in 1.5 months but in a month I go back to teaching and I am afraid the progress is going to slow down :/ 10 more lbs to undergrad weight and an extra 20 from there to high school weight!... Read more
Today is day 5 of getting back in gear, I'm 329 lbs and I have so far this week eaten under my calories and done my insanity workouts every day in 30 degree heat, thing is I feel ace and nothing is going to stop me.... 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
Other contributing factors may include having weak muscles in the hip and trunk area, different leg lengths, an off-balance gait or joint degeneration due to wear-and-tear arthritis (osteoarthritis).Less common causes of sacroiliac joint pain include... Read more
The hip flexors are the group of muscles that allow you to lift your knees toward your chest and bend forward from the hips. What is collectively referred to as the hip flexors is actually a group of muscles that includes the iliopsoas, the thi... 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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