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How can I exercise to lose weight when moving is painful?

Many people want to lose weight because their body is in pain and are hoping weight loss will help. They know eating right and exercising are keys to weight loss, but when movement is painful, it seems even more overwhelming … Continue reading

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by | February 26, 2020 · 4:58 pm

How to exercise if you are in pain

The slogan “no pain no gain” may once have motivated you to exercise.  It is useful for athletes and military training.   For the rest of us who are exercising to be healthy and well, pain is a sign something … Continue reading

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by | October 2, 2018 · 6:54 pm

Exercise, by definition, is NOT painful

Exercise is defined as “something practiced to develop a specific skill”. (Webster Dictionary).  Exercise by definition is practice.  We all know that when we practice something regularly we will improve, when we stop practicing, we are much more likely to … Continue reading

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by | June 4, 2018 · 1:50 pm

Pain, exercise and mindfulness – Part 3

In parts one and two we reviewed how pain can put us in a spiral of inactivity, gradually reducing strength and stamina which can limit function and lead to secondary pain from inactivity.  Exercise designed right can reduce pain by … Continue reading

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by | December 11, 2017 · 7:19 pm

Pain, exercise, and mindfulness – Part 2

Last week we looked at how pain can put us in a spiral of inactivity.  The decrease in movement can lead to more pain,  less movement, more pain… and so on and so on.  Exercising when you have pain is … Continue reading

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by | December 5, 2017 · 2:39 pm