Monday, September 16, 2013
In this full episode of SparkPeople Radio, learn how your footwear (heels and flats) is putting your health at risk. Dr. Vijay Vad shares tips for dealing with arthritis in aging bodies, and Coach Nicole talks about the smallest fitness changes that have had the biggest impact on her life. And hear a story about why you should never give up on your dreams.
From the outside, high heels make your legs look longer and leaner. But on the inside, how do they look? Take a peek at what happens when you sport those sky-high heels. If you're more of a flip-flop fan than a heels lover, take note: Those comfy shoes might be responsible for car accidents due to slowed reaction time.
Dr. Vijay Vad, a sports medicine specialist and creator of the new DVD "Arthritis RX," gives us the scoop on how to deal with arthritis and stay active when dealing with pain.
How Coach Nicole Got So Fit
SparkPeople fitness expert and editor in chief Coach Nicole is always evolving her fitness routine. This half marathon lover and yoga teacher-to-be used to loathe both those workouts--but now she couldn't live without them. Find out which tweaks to her exercise plan have had the biggest impacts--and how you can get fitter and stronger, too.
Success after Failure
By now you've heard the story of Diana Nyad, who swam from Cuba to the US after five failed attempts. Hear how she stayed motivated--and how you can reach your own seemingly impossible dreams.