You’re on day five of your friendly squat competition with your coworkers, feeling good. You start the day's round, but suddenly, you feel a sharp pain in your lower back. Something is not right. What are you doing wrong?
When done pro... Read more
When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is... Read more
One particularly hot September afternoon when my daughter was in the fourth grade, she invited a few friends to enjoy an after-school swim in our pool. They entered the house filled with laughter and excitement and rushed upstairs to change into thei... 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 a common problem for many who exercise. It makes everyday activity difficult, and scares a lot of people away from any physical activity. It’s lower back pain. For those of you who suffer from it, there is hope. While there... Read more
This is my first week of keeping track of what I am eating and I'll be honest I have been eating like crap, but I have still managed to come in under in calories every day. I have lost 3.5 pounds this week too. #foodtracking... Read more
Hey you y'all, Iam looking for spark friends.
I am a college student and single mother of 3.
Iam on a mission to not only get back in shape, but to feel like my old healthy self again. I know how to cook healthy, I just need portions and exercise.... Read more
Today I am seriously craving sugar and today at work. Pharmaceutical reps were constantly bringing in goodies. I was exposed to cookies, cupcakes, ice cream and pizza. I am proud that I did not give into temptation. It was a real test today!... Read more
Small movements I've found that relieve the pain. I"ve been in pain for the last week, and found that if I moved my hip, (the one on the side of the painful knee) the way Cancan dancers do, -- it looks like they're moving their knee, when in fact, th... Read more
Other contributing factors may include having weak muscles in the hip and trunk area, different leg lengths, an off-balance gait or joint degeneration due to wear-and-tear arthritis (osteoarthritis).Less common causes of sacroiliac joint pain include... Read more
The hip flexors are the group of muscles that allow you to lift your knees toward your chest and bend forward from the hips. What is collectively referred to as the hip flexors is actually a group of muscles that includes the iliopsoas, the thi... Read more
Knee pain can come on suddenly: a sideways blow in athletics or a nasty fall while stepping off a curb. But many knee issues creep up after years of poor alignment, which results in wear and tear and arthritis. No matter the cause, knee issues d... Read more
I'll be going to the doctor about my hip. The inside of it hurts terribly and I could barely finish my walk today. My walking days might be over until this is sorted out. 😔 It's really too bad, because my little walk really boosts my mood and free... Read more
Well today, I had it all when I woke up. I don't normally start my day with Aleve. But today I had to. I always try to go med free, but some days it's a must. I managed to do exercises specifically geared towards strengthening all three areas. I beli... Read more
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