Tips For Staying Active, Pain-Free

Is pain preventing you from staying active? Do not let discomfort sideline you from fitness.

Tips For Staying Active, Pain-Free

Is pain preventing you from staying active? Do not let discomfort sideline you from fitness. Whether you have back pain, a knee injury or another chronic ache, there are plenty of measures you can take to keep active and healthy – pain-free.


Try the "No-Excuses Workout"

Try the "No-Excuses Workout"

How many times have you said, "I want to work out, but my arthritis is acting up"? NO MORE EXCUSES! Though it's a good idea to check with your doctor before exercising through pain (especially if you've had a recent injury), pain on its own is usually not a reason to be sedentary. In fact, staying active may be the very thing you need to help alleviate your ailment. To get started with some pain-free moves, check out two great videos from Dr. Oz's personal trainer Donovan Green: No Excuses Back Pain Workout and No Excuses Knee Injury Workout.

3 Dos & Don'ts for Microwaving Popcorn

Microwave guru chef Matt Abdoo has his three tips for making the best, fluffiest and perfectly cooked popcorn.

Microwave popcorn is one of the best snacks! But sometimes it's difficult to get that perfect bowl. So microwave guru chef Matt Abdoo has his three tips for making the best, fluffiest and perfectly cooked popcorn.

DON'T USE THE POPCORN BUTTON

As tempting and easy as it may be, don't fall for the "Popcorn" button on your microwave. Not all microwaves are made the same, so they won't cook your bag the same way either. And there's no sensor to determine when the bag is ready, so it'll just keep cooking your popcorn until the set amount of time finishes.

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