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
Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a major health problem affecting an estimated 21 million adults in the United States alone. Osteoarthritis begins with the breakdown of joint cartilage which results in pain, stiffness, swelling a... Read more
I have been trying to get back in the habit of walking every day. A few years ago, I was capable of walking a 5K, but now, I can barely walk half a mile before my legs hurt so bad I can barely walk.
The pain goes down the outside of my lower le... Read more
I really love the times I wake up to a new pain (sarcasm sign). Today, it's mid-back on the right & it is killing me! Who knows what I did?! Gonna power through. I listened & took a gentle stretch, heated & iced & ibuprofened up. Now to the day!... Read more
I was (am) in too much pain to sleep last night. Now I'm exhausted and hurting. Nothing makes me want comfort food while wrapped up in comfy pjs and blankets. Pizza sounds great! Thankfully I live in the middle of no where, so no delivery this far!... 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
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
248 Yup, I started Level Two of the 30 Day Shred a couple of days ago. Previously, I haven't gone past the first seven days of Level One! Why? Well, for one, when I first started trying to get fit like almost every other enthusiastic beginner, I ov... Read more
Hello to you all. First I have to say that I have missed talking with all my friends here at Spark. The past few months have been a trying one for me. I started a new job. Working as a housekeeper at the newly built FAIRFIELD INN- MARRIOTT. I had don... Read more
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