Cycling Soreness

If bicycle riding is a sore subject, try raising the handlebars. Pressure from the saddle can cause numbness and pain in the genitals and perineum (between the genitals...

Yoga and Your Back

Yoga long ago made the transition from fringe to mainstream, and classes are now being taught everywhere from dedicated yoga studios to your local gym. That’s because...

What to Do About Low Back Pain

Four out of every five people will experience low back pain at some point in their lives, and many will contend with repeated episodes of debilitating pain...

What to Do for Heel Pain

Long-distance runners and professional athletes get it, and so do sedentary people. The young are usually exempt, but the older you are, the more likely you are...

Bag and Backpack Tips

Big bags are in. But if they’re too heavy, they can put your back out. Here’s how to choose and tote a bag or backpack: Shoulder bags....

Women: Avoid Sports Injuries

When it comes to athletics, men and women are equal on many levels. But there’s one area where women take the clear lead: injuries. Female athletes are...

Keeping Your Balance as You Age

We all need balance in our lives. Literally. But having good balance is more complex than you may realize. It involves the integra­tion of various sensory and motor...

A Guide to Good Posture

Good posture is important in many ways. It improves your appearance and helps you project self-confidence and self-assurance. It is worth achieving just for the aches and...

Should You Warm Up & Cool Down?

For years, coaches and sports medicine experts counseled athletes—professional and weekend types alike—to warm up before exercising and cool down afterwards. The rationale was that warming up with...

Foot Notes: Bunions

A bunion can be both painful and unsightly. A severe one can restrict normal activity, such as walking, working, or playing a sport. Women are more likely...
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