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Shin Splint Support Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Shin Splint Support.

Tips and Hints to Deal with Shin Splints

The phrase "shin splint" is a generic term that describes pain in the lower leg, either on the medial (inside) or lateral (outside) side of the shin bone. This pain usually begins as a dull ache that can't be pinpointed; it can be felt...  Read more

Stretching Should Not Be Missing In Action

When you think about working out—or even see it on TV, in movies, or at your own gym—does stretching come to mind? Probably not. Stretching is easily ignored, even in commercials for gyms. Yet it's an important part of any fitnes...  Read more

How to Run with Proper Form and Technique

Running may be challenging, but it is an activity humans were designed to do—and it's something nearly everyone can enjoy if we allow time and patience for our bodies to adapt to the demands of the sport. But that doesn't mean that prop...  Read more

Ouch! Avoiding the Aches and Pains

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

6 Stretches Every Runner Should Do

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

I love the support with Sparks, wish I had the sam
Updated 2/2/2016 9:59:41 PM

I love the support with Sparks, wish I had the same here too, I still am so homesick, stupid move!...  Read more

I like this app i have a hard time finding support
Updated 2/2/2016 6:50:15 PM

I like this app i have a hard time finding support groups here.was at the gym yesterday my husband had 4 sluces of pizza...  Read more

Is there low carb support on SP?
Updated 2/2/2016 1:21:30 PM

Is there low carb support on SP?...  Read more

I got my first week in. Down 4.5 lbs. The support
Updated 2/2/2016 12:32:37 PM

I got my first week in. Down 4.5 lbs. The support is awesome. When I was feeling overwhelmed with the whole diet thing. I read all the sucess and challenges everyone else is experiencing as well. My heads in the right place so far. 40 go!...  Read more

Hi guys! I'm new and hoping for some support and e
Updated 2/2/2016 6:52:26 PM

Hi guys! I'm new and hoping for some support and encouragement on my journey to improve my health and loose some weight. You all seem amazing!...  Read more

When Injured, Do the Right Thing

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

Walking, Running or Working Out, Make Sure You Wear the Right Shoes

Getting the correct fitting shoes is part of my sucess. I have very flat feet. Not only that, I severely over pronate. That's part of the reason I was nick named Ducky when I was in the Marine Corps. You would think that I would need Motion Control...  Read more

TOPS Friends

Friends from a TOPS weight loss support group. Welcome all TOPS and KOPS!...  Read more

Running Inconveniences Part 3

This is the third in a series of blogs regarding those running inconveniences that may not sideline you as a runner, but if you fail to seek early intervention, may do just that. Today’s blog will cover one of the most common and dreaded running inc...  Read more

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