When you spend a lot of time sitting, especially at a desk or computer, it's important to take stretch breaks. A couple of breaks each day will help you stay alert and keep stiffness at bay. This set of stretches is perfect for people who are alr... Read more
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
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
Are you always on the run and running out of time to stretch? Try adding a few standing stretches throughout the day. Whether standing in line, waiting for the bus or watching a soccer game, you can squeeze in some quality flexibility training. You c... Read more
What fun is being laid up with a stiff or bad back? What good is a perfect body if you are feeling less than perfect?
As far as your back is concerned, more fun comes from more functional fitness. The simplest, easiest, most basic moves are usua... Read more
While at work, I walk on my morning break (about 1 mile). If it's not too hot I walk during my lunch hour (maybe 2 miles) and my afternoon break (another mile). I have no pain and feel I can walk forever. However, when I go for my 3.5 to 4 mile wa... Read more
Lost my Fitbit 2days ago and feeling the pain. I love all the tracking, but it was also my watch, my morning alarm, my reminders, read my texts to me-so nice not to have to look at phone all the time, and told me who was calling. #fitbit... Read more
I usually do both basic and elbow planks. Although I recently did a yoga video that had other variations (like one leg in the air, etc), and it was super difficult. Re: back pain - building up your core muscles may help you with that.... Read more
I have knee, ankle, and back problems. My husband has shoulder pain. Nordic walking is perfect for us. It takes pressure off joints. It relieves tension in the neck & shoulders, The bonus is that it burns 20-40% more calories than regular walking. It... Read more
When I walk, I exercise my upper body. It looks like I'm doing walking Jumping Jacks-4 countsarms come together over my head, 4 back down. Elbows at my ears, raise above my head, palms up at my shoulders, lift over head. Curls, etc. I look ridiculo... Read more
We will not let disease destroy all that is us! Pain/illness isolates but together we can meet goals of health and wellness despite complex physical/mental challenges, fears, and limitations.... Read more
Spring is around the corner, which means you'll be bringing your short sleeved and sleeveless tops out of storage in no time. Speaking of baring your arms: Are yours in tip-top shape? If not, you could help build strength and muscle tone in the m... Read more
What’s the best way to stay in shape during your pregnancy—and beyond? Get in the best shape of your life before you get pregnant! Here are my top six exercise recommendations for preparing your body for a strong and healthy pregnan... Read more
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