If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le... Read more
It’s a common problem for many who exercise. It makes everyday activity difficult, and scares a lot of people away from any physical activity. It’s lower back pain. For those of you who suffer from it, there is hope. While there... Read more
After pregnancy, you're probably eager to get your post-baby body back in shape. But before you jump in to your usual ab workouts, there are some special considerations that new moms need to take into account.
Some postpartum women may notic... Read more
Whether you're just starting an exercise program, or you've been at it for years, there is one thing on everyone's wish list: a toned stomach. Well-defined abdominal muscles are glorified as being sexy, healthy and youthful. You may have... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
Every movement we make—from walking to driving—involves our muscles. Muscles are unique. They have the ability to relax, contract, and... Read more
if i could count the times i start exercising and feel i am off to a good start, only by being stopped in the track by a migraine. on 24 hours so far. will be skipping all until at least tomorrow.... Read more
What do you guys do about exercise when you're sick? My toddler shares every single illness that goes through his school with me, and I don't want to get detailed this early in my weight loss journey because of yet another cold. Any ideas?... Read more
It has been a couple of years since I sparked, but it definitely helped me in the past. I know what to eat to be healthy, but I crave chocolate and carbs. I'm not a binge eater, but I am not consistently eating all healthy things. I know about a s... Read more
Needing advise on which are the best exercises to do to work and build strengh in upper back muscles. (at the base of neck between shoulders) I'm limited to workouts at home. I shoot archery & that's my area that seems to need work.... Read more
I'm a full time college student with a full time job, it's easy to get too busy to fit in exercise. On days when I don't have much time I go to my school's track and walk during my break. It's not hardcore cardio, but every little bit counts (:... Read more
Your back muscles may be one of the most neglected areas when it comes to strength training. And it isn't too surprising since we do not have a daily view of these muscles like we do our abs, chest, even our leg muscles. By focusing just a few... Read more
If you spend much time in the gym, you’re probably familiar with the “mirror muscle” crowd. They’re the guys who spend most of their time doing exercises that work the upper body muscles you can see while looking in the mirror—chest, abs, shoulders,... Read more
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