Think you’re too old to start a strength training program? Well think again! Strength training is just what your body needs to fight the loss of muscle, bone mass and strength that comes with age.
Everyone, no matter how young or old, shou... 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
Medicine balls are a great way to exercise any area of your body, whether upper, lower, or core. There are different sized exercise balls from 2-12, that you can use for numerous different exercises.
Medicine ball training is suitable for... Read more
Whether you have a disability or a chronic condition that limits your mobility, exercise doesn't have to be out of reach or even painful. In fact, depending on your condition, your health care provider has probably recommended that you increase y... Read more
Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain.
Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo... Read more
Hi everyone! My name is Rachel. I used to be a member of sparkpeople years ago. It's been so long I can't even remember my username. Anyway, I'm 33 and have been married for 11 years. I have three kids. My daughter is 7, my oldest son will be 5... Read more
I try to stay consistent with my routine all year. At the very least I always get in my walk either outside or on the treadmill. I may mix it up with a swim on the 4th of July or Memorial Day or a ball game but make sure to get in some form of exerci... Read more
I started Spark People 11 days ago. I lost 2 pounds in the first 3 days, but this week, the last 7 days, I didn't lose anything. Is this because I am eating more on the days I exercise? Do people eat more when they exercise? I'm feeling very disappoi... Read more
I took a year off (life got busy!) but I'm back on sparkpeople! I recently discovered my love for yoga and decided jumping back on this site was a great way to keep track of my goals and accomplishments during my weight loss journey!... Read more
After a 4 year hiatus I have returned to sparkpeople hoping to find the great support and motivation I found here before. I'm a 37 yr old mom of 3 wanting to lose some weight & find some energy. And wouldn't ya know it! I finally plug back into spar... Read more
If you have the time today to exercise, just do it. Don't put it off until tomorrow thinking you'll have the time then. If your life is anything like mine something will pop up and you won't be able to get it in tomorrow either and then that's two... Read more
While watching television, sit on an exercise ball and perform upper body strength training and abdominal exercises. During commercial breaks do squats for the whole break, then back to weights when the show comes back on, then for the next break do... Read more
Usually, the average exerciser doesn't think about physiology or kinesiology when he or she is exercising. Sure, you think about form, doing your exercises correctly, and achieving balanceóboth in terms of overall fitness (a balance of cardio, streng... Read more
February kicks off the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's American Heart Month along with the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign which focuses on heart health awareness for women. Heart disease is still the leading ca... Read more
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