All Entries For injury prevention

Start Strength Training After 60 With These Targeted Moves

We get it--all the weights and bulky muscles and machines can be intimidating. But weight training after 60 is essential and we've got the tips you need to get started today.
Posted 10/27/2016  12:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 30 comments   153,290 views
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Foot Health Q&A with Podiatrist Dr. Jackie Sutera

Do you have a foot health question? We have answers straight from the Vionic Innovation Lab's own Dr. Jackie Sutera.
Posted 5/2/2016  12:00:00 AM By:   : 69,747 views
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Get to Know Your Feet

Ignoring your foot pain will not make it go away. Instead, take steps to reduce the pain and help prevent it from coming back.
Posted 11/12/2015  12:00:00 AM By:   : 22 comments   30,575 views
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Best & Worst Exercises for Arthritis

When your joints ache, exercise is probably the last thing you're in the mood for, but it's exactly what you need to feel better.
Posted 9/12/2013  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 40 comments   98,909 views
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5 Exercises for Stronger, More Flexible Feet

These moves are a must for exercisers who train barefoot or wear minimalist shoes--and people who want the benefits of barefoot training but aren't ready to kick their shoes off.
Posted 11/30/2012  2:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 77 comments   487,463 views
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How to Injure Yourself at the Gym

Pain isn't the only sign that you're on your way to a workout-related injury. If you're guilty of these common mistakes, you are guaranteed to get hurt.
Posted 11/5/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 27 comments   76,108 views
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You Asked: ''Is It Safe to Wear Wrist or Ankle Weights While Walking or Exercising?''

Is it ever safe to use ankle or wrist weights during cardio or are there better ways to increase your exercise intensity?
Posted 7/20/2012  6:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 13 comments   35,935 views
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You Asked: ''Do Ankle Wraps or Knee Braces Keep Weak Joints Safe During Exercise?''

Can using braces and wraps help prevent exercise-induced injuries?
Posted 4/25/2012  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 8 comments   20,275 views
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Fighting the Ego and Seeing the Bigger Picture

How many times have you ended up injured after ignoring the messages your body was trying to share with you? I've finally smartened up and started ignoring my ego.
Posted 3/28/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 49 comments   23,225 views
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When Exercise Hurts More Than Helps

In 2010, I experienced my first serious running injury. I made the problem worse by continuing to push through pain instead of listening to my body and resting.
Posted 1/31/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 63 comments   20,312 views
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Kneehab: 5 Yoga-Inspired Moves to Tune Up Your Knees

Knee pain doesn't have to be a part of life. These five yoga-inspired therapy moves will help you strengthen your knees for more pain-free days!
Posted 12/21/2011  6:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 29 comments   32,442 views
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Smart Exercise Modifications for Knee Pain

Do you experience knee pain or discomfort during common exercises like lunges and squats, or kneeling moves in Pilates and yoga? Then follow these smart tips to work out pain-free.
Posted 10/12/2011  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 32 comments   44,954 views
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Your Running Surface May Not be Responsible for Your Running Injury

According to exercise physiologist, Dr. Hirofumi Tanaka there is no scientific evidence to support that our running surface is responsible for our creating our running injuries.
Posted 8/30/2011  6:00:00 PM By: Nancy Howard : 24 comments   14,373 views
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5 Reasons I've Never Had a Running Injury

Did you know that most running injuries are totally preventable? Whether you're training for your first 5K or a marathon, we'll help you get there strong and injury-free.
Posted 7/27/2011  6:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 82 comments   157,472 views
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Think Exercise is Bad for Your Knees? Think Again!

In the past, people have warned me that running is bad for my joints. Now I have new research to back up my claims that exercise is, in fact, good for your knees.
Posted 3/10/2011  10:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 107 comments   58,386 views
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