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
Do you always feel pressed for time? If so, you are certainly not alone. Last October, millions of Americans participated in the first annual “Take Back Your Time Day,” a project of the Center for Religion, Ethics and Social Policy at Cor... Read more
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 that time of year again, when we reset our clocks and try to readjust to the time change associated with Daylight Saving Time (DST). Some of us breeze through the change seamlessly, yet others feel out of sorts for days. If you have troubl... Read more
Hi everyone! I'm a 25 (almost 26!) year-old married speech-language pathologist with one spoiled spaniel mix. I'm committed to losing 60-70 pounds! Since getting married five years ago, I have gained 60 pounds. Over the past few years, I've tried aga... Read more
Well lets just say I've been on a roller coaster both emotionally and physically. During this roller coaster ride I have packed on an extra 136 lbs!! So I have jumped off the roller coaster and planted my feet here on SparkPeople. I live in Texas so... Read more
I'm a long time member - but took a long hiatus. I'm back now and am trying to find my rhythm again. This past year or so, I have had many challenges and have come to the realization that nothing works if you are not consistent.... Read more
Been doing this for 2 weeks now and have lost 4 lbs. YAY! The nutrition tracker has been an eye opening tool for me as far as my eating habits. I can't seem to get enough protein???? Any suggestions on how to amp up my protein? I'm not a vegetarian b... 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
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
1) Daily challenges~it only takes one step at a time to get to where we're going...
2) Spiritual, Emotional, Mental, and Physical challenges~it takes a holistic approach to achieve our goals...... Read more
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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