Walking comes naturally to humans. It’s one of the earliest skills we develop, long before we learn how to talk (or invent excuses to avoid walking). And given good, basic health, it’s something you can do throughout your life without wor... Read more
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
When you stretch regularly, you will become more flexible and better able to handle more involved, complex stretches. This flexibility routine includes more advanced stretches, so make sure you've mastered the basics before trying these moves. Re... Read more
When you're short on time, proper stretching can be the first thing to go! That's why we created this short and effective full-body stretching routine that you can breeze through in fewer than five minutes. Remember to warm up first and never... Read more
When I first started running, I felt sore and tight, despite stretching thoroughly afterwards. I started thinking that running wasn't meshing well with my yoga practice. Yoga helped me loosen my muscles, but running only seemed to tighten them. A... Read more
You know, I'm finally ready to be serious, but I've had sciatica for 2 weeks. I also have two perforated discs. Did the prednisone taper off thing...it helped but it's back. I would love to be able to do back exercises to relieve it but I look at t... Read more
Check out the Single Leg Squats With Toe Touch that was featured as today’s Exercise of the Day. www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercises.asp ?exercise=117
The description says to lift your right leg off the ground and touch the ground with yo... Read more
I had a pretty nasty cold that began Monday night, and missed work Tuesday and Wednesday. At some point between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, the inside of my left knee started to feel as though I had injured it. I'm completely at a loss... Read more
I have to track my pain level each day...maybe even have a way to track the level up to 4 times a day (first get up, lunch, dinner, bedtime or some such). Some with other ailments may have the same issue/need. Is there a way to set this up. I know... Read more
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I have Bulging and torn discs in my Lumbar, as well as Disc Degenerative Disease.
After two car accidents in 2005 I managed to get back to normal life in 2008.
Early March of last year (2013), I... Read more
When targeting a specific muscle for fitness there are two key guidelines for how to stretch or strengthen:Stretch - perform the opposite action of that particular muscleStrengthen - perform the movement of the muscle against resistance... Read more
I keep a golf ball in my desk at work. When I have tight feet from running all those miles, I place my bare feet (at the arches) on the ball and roll it around for about a minute on each foot. I do this while sitting on conference calls, so no one ca... Read more
Over the past three decades, fitness shoe manufacturers have developed advanced technology to cushion and control motion in our feet and ankles. While this advanced support can feel great, it doesn't allow our joints and soft tissue to artic... Read more
The Internet--including the SparkPeople Message Boards--have been abuzz for the recently with talk of barefoot running. Member CAMPB528 wrote me, asking to review her beloved Vibram Five Fingers barefoot running shoes. A few weeks later, she tracked... Read more
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