Yoga, which comes from the Sanskrit yuj word meaning "union," originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. There are many forms of yoga, but in general, yoga focuses on breathing techniques (pranayama), postures (asanas), flexibility, and... Read more
When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is... Read more
You don’t want to complain, but lately you have felt a little tingling or numbness in your hand and wrist. Sometimes, the pain is sharp. Other times it seems to travel from your wrist up through your arm. You try to shake it off but it just won... Read more
We love them, we look forward to them, we talk about them for weeks before and weeks after – vacations. Those 1-2 weeks of the year when we get away from it all – work, responsibilities, car pools. Unfortunately, there is something el... Read more
When you spend a lot of time sitting, especially at a desk or computer, it's important to take stretch breaks. A couple of breaks each day will help you stay alert and keep stiffness at bay. This set of stretches is perfect for people who are alr... Read more
I've been trying since 2010 to loose weight and cant stick with it even though that's my desire,I lost 48lbs,gain back 20 ,its a roller coaster with that 20 lbs,my biggest down fall is carbs, especially white rice, how do I pratice self control.... Read more
Do most people have more difficulty losing weight when they start in insulin? I'm on about 1000 cals a day and 20/30 carbs meal and having one heck of a time losing since I started on insulin.... Read more
Looking for a weight loss buddy also making progress to a fairly big goal (mine is about 70 pounds). It's my 3rd time round with Spark and I want to make this one stick! I'm 49, sit at a desk all day, trying to keep up with exercise program (tennis,... Read more
Anyone else stressed about weight loss? With 5 kids, I'm struggling to keep balance, becoming obsessive and unrealistic about what I can do day to day. I need to incorporate a healthy lifestyle into family life without the guilt- so time consuming!... Read more
Instead of using weights on your extremities, increase your intensity - either go faster, or use incline and interval training to increase the intensity of your workouts. If you need to add weights, consider a weighted vest. You will suffer fewer i... Read more
Buy a scale that displays your weight in digital numbers, this way you can see even the littlest progress, whether it's four tenths of a pound or eight tenths of a pound. You can buy Conair WW39 Weight Watchers Digital Glass Weight Scalefor about $... Read more
SparkPeople's fitness experts advise against wearing wrist and ankle weights while doing cardio exercise and other general daily activities. Even though they are lightweight (usually two pounds or less), the risk of injuring yourself by wearing t... Read more
By Beth Donovan (~INDYGIRL)Being disabled or having chronic pain or illness makes exercise difficult if not impossible. Some days I wake up and just want to stay under the covers in bed, where the pain is at its best level of control. That's no k... Read more
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