Whether you enjoy tennis, swimming or Pilates, unfortunately, there is an injury for you. Pilates has lower back injuries, runners get runner's knee and then there's tennis elbow—all common injuries many fitness enthusiasts have experie... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
What is a Warm Up?
A warm up is the act of preparing for an athletic event or workout by exercising or practicing for a short time beforehand.... Read more
Exercise is good for your heart, helps with weight loss and provides a variety of health-related benefits. At the same time, exercise comes with a certain degree of injury risk, and depending on the activity, it can also put a lot of stress on your j... Read more
When I tell people that I'm a master Pilates trainer, I get a lot of interesting reactions. People who practice and love Pilates are quick to ask their burning questions or express their envy at my "dream" job. But many people who are l... Read more
Pain is a real, well, pain! How many times have you been gung-ho to start a new workout routine only to feel like you've been hit by a ton of bricks on day two? Something as simple as walking down the stairs can feel like torture. Most of us have... Read more
For the first time in my life, I ran an entire mile without stopping or slowing down to a walking pace. I'm still in shock that i did it. The uphill half mile walk home left something to be desired though. Still ecstatic!... Read more
I need tips on building my endurance. I've always been a fairly active individual but I have never been good at running. Most days the best I can do is a single mile. I get out of breathe so easily, or i get really bad side cramps.... Read more
I love the HIIT workouts but as I get older I have to know my limitations on each exercise. Grant it I can still move and grove with the best of them but now I have a shoulder / muscle injury from trying to do an ackward dance move from my upper body... Read more
Because exercise is such an important part of losing weight & converting to a different lifestyle, don't put yourself in jeopardy by "minimizing" the affect of an injury. Whether it's a strained muscle, shin splints or something more, take the time... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. 6 Bad Excuses for OvereatingIf you're one who likes to rationalize your bad eating habits, you'll want to read this story. "But it's the weekend," &qu... Read more
For young people falling doesn't carry the same risks that it does for those twice, even three times the age of their younger counterparts. The risk of falling does increase with age. It has been reported that accidental falls are the leading cau... Read more
Just a collection of sites for information on common running injuries, and how to prevent them.
10 Laws of Injury Prevention
www.runnersworld.com/cda/micro... Read more
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