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
If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le... Read more
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 am just starting my weight loss journey. I do okay with cardio but I LOOVEE weights. If I focus more on weight training, what would be a recommended diet? I'm a 20yr old female trying to lose a lot of weight. 120lbs!... Read more
I am so excited. No pop and no meat except for a little chicken and Turkey for the past week and ive lost 5 pounds. I think the higher dose of metformin is helping too. Sorry for the bragging its just never gone this easy for me EVER!... Read more
I am proud to announce that my goal jeans that have been hanging on my wall for six months fit today!!! I am wearing a size 16 pair of jeans comfortably when six months ago I was in a size 20.... Read more
I want to participate in a 5k this year. I am not much of a runner though. I know I will have to walk a majority of whatever 5k I do. Does that still count? Suggestions on one to make my first?... 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
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
Don't know if it's my new running shoes?
Don't know if I'm over training? Is it my running stance?
Don't know if I tore something during my speed work last week?
I'm starting to have hip pain in my hip flexor area, when I run. I have a 5K... Read more
So, I've had hip pain for aout 6 months. It was mostly tight and my range of motion was limited. The last few weeks the pain has grown more and more intense. This past weekend was hell. I woke up in pain about every hour...even when I took a musc... Read more
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