The pool can be a scary place. You have to wear a swimsuit (ack!), get your hair wet and know the rules of the road—er, swim lanes. But don't let that stop you! Water provides an excellent workout, especially for people with joint issues or... Read more
Have you ever considered including water fitness into your exercise routine? This can be a great way to increase strength, flexibility and cardiovascular health. Plus, during the months of summer heat, what is a better way to keep cool?
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A healthy diet requires more than simply cutting out junk food—it involves getting the most nutritional value out of every bite you take. It takes good food to build a fit body. But did you know that your food choices also have an impact on the... Read more
Your feet work hard every day, carrying you through your daily tasks while you walk, stand, carry, lift, climb, clean, work, and exercise. If you neglect your feet—especially during a workout—then your feet with have to deal with swelling... Read more
Although barefoot running has been practiced in some parts of the world for hundreds of years, the concept has only recently gained popularity as an alternative to traditional running shoes in the Western world. The book "Born to Run,"... Read more
Get what you need. I like minimalist-type shoes (not barefoot) with little or no drop for lifting workouts because they're less "squishy" and more stable. I got Topo brand trail runners and they're good for anything, but don't come in wide sizes.... Read more
Thanks much, gsa! I wish my shoes would last that long - it seems the footbed breaks down after about a year on my most recent running shoes - and these are from specialty run shops! Fingers crossed the cross trainers I buy have a longer life!... Read more
Because of exercise, I've taken off 7 out of 10 vacation lbs in 8 days! Exercise keeps your body ready to work once you stop the gluttony. (Stopping myself from the vacation gluttony is still a work in progress). Day 522 and I'm still going!... Read more
This is my first week back to exercising since the beginning of May. Had a hysterectomy on May 12 and I am just starting to feel "normal" again! Amazong how much umph you lose when you haven't exercised in a while. Lost #50 before...50 to go!... Read more
Is there more exercise description on the main sight? I've been doing a sparkpeople ab workout but nvr get to enter it since it's not really reps of things but different core stuff I have only used the mobile app for my phone... Read more
When I'm feeling stressed and want to snack on junk. I find taking a walk , like on my 15min break, getting outside does the trick. By the time I end my little walk I no longer have the desire for a junky snack at all.311... Read more
One of my favorite activities, aside from running, is water aerobics. Some gyms refer to these classes as Aqua-Exercises, Hydro-Workouts or Aquatic Exercises. If you have never taken a water aerobics class, I highly encourage you to do so. Not only w... Read more
Summer is here and the heat is on! With the warmer temperatures here, are you looking to find a way to keep fit and cool during the summer or looking for new ideas for summertime fitness activities? We've rounded up a variety of resources to help... Read more
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