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
Hi there. I'm back for a second time and serious about getting back in shape. Visited the doctor who did a complete fitness check and results were ok. I'm 55 on no medication, cholestrol, blood pressure, liver all normal. Losing weight and upping my... Read more
When I started this new journey back on February 1st, 2014 I was 5'2" and approximately 218 pounds. My goal is to also lose 65 pounds and be in a size 8 by December 31st. To date, I have shed around 29 pounds and lost 2 pants sizes. I started in an... Read more
Just swinging by to introduce myself...i did sparkpeople a few years ago to loose my grad school weight and now I'm back! I have hypermobile joints and right now I have my second torn hip labrum... seeing as I can't run or walk far... 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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