What a Harvard-trained sports medicine doctor does when she doesn’t feel like exercising: ‘It’s better than nothing’
On days when I don’t feel like exercising, I practice a simple and time-efficient method to be more active without committing to a full-on workout: I add “fitness snacks” into my day. Fitness snacks are short bursts of activity spread out throughout the day as opposed to one long workout session.
Whether it’s a tennis swing that causes a sudden tearing sensation in your shoulder or a slip and fall on the ice that leaves you unable to lift your arm, shoulder injuries are a common problem for adults 50 and older, doctors say. That’s largely because of aging-related changes in this body part, sometimes coupled with decades of overuse from work and play.
Frozen shoulder is a common and painful condition. Luckily, there are easy stretches that you can try to ease your pain.
Two new studies on pain relief suggest there is a safer alternative to addictive opioid painkillers after knee and shoulder surgery.
Shoulder tightness can slowly creep up with age, affecting your ability to get adequate sleep, lift grocery bags, scrub the bathtub, or push open heavy doors. Maintaining shoulder mobility usually doesn’t become a focus until these daily activities of living become impacted—or pain and stiffness get unbearable.