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
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
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
To strengthen bones, we've always heard that weight-bearing and high-impact exercises (like running and lifting weights) are best. This leaves many people assuming that their low-impact workouts aren't doing much to improve bone strength. Swi... Read more
A common concern among new mothers is how to get rid of their jelly bellies and regain flatter, more toned stomachs. For some women, re-strengthening their core seems an easy task, but for most it is an uphill battle that takes many months, even... Read more
hello, my name is Tracy, I just turned 41. I have a 20 y/o daughter that is married, a son that is 15 and another daughter that is 14. We have a 14 y/o golden retriever mix, an 11 y/o cat, 2 guinea pigs and a fish.
I was here 4 years ago and lo... Read more
I was ill for about 18 months, I did nothing to. Get involved in any major moves toward losing weight and being healthy. I need advice, encouragement, good recipes , and some good old common sence. I am 74y.o. I live with a good husband, our chil... Read more
My name is Stef and I am a great fitness and karaté enthusiast. I always lifted weights, attended karaté class 2-3 times a week and I also love to run.
After my doctor let me know I might have had a herniated disc my motivat... Read more
I'm returning to Spark People! I previously lost 30 pounds, however after a bad break-up I gained a bit back. So here I am again getting myself back together, healing, and beginning to come back to life. Thanks Spark People! It's good to be back!... Read more
My boss offered to buy me some Starbuck's coffee, and I was somewhat excited since this will be the first time to order out and trying to be health conscious at the same time. Well, I ordered a grande Iced Caramel Macchiato and my boss's order was a... Read more
Not only will abdominal exercises strengthen your bones and the muscles of the back, but they'll also strengthen your entire midsection - which takes weight and pressure off your back. So add crunches to your routine as well as leg lifts and bent-ov... Read more
The plank, according to many experts, is by far one of best exercises we can do to help strengthen our core--the muscles that support our back and abdomen. And because there are many different variations in performing this exercise, they... Read more
As a young college student studying health and fitness, I never expected that I'd have a desk job. Certainly I'd be on my feet, active, exercising, training people all day long, right? Turns out, my job is the exact opposite. Working for Spar... Read more
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