For shoulders and arms, few gym machines are more effective than the Overhead Press. It works the deltoid muscles, or the sides of your shoulders, which are good for lifting boxes from shelves or picking up a small child. If you’ve never used t... Read more
"Time is money," Benjamin Franklin advised a young tradesman in a 1748 essay. Although we don’t know to what extent he applied Franklin’s wisdom, most of us do understand the implications of this adage in our own lives. When it... 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
What is with all the weird looking toys you see in the gyms, sporting goods stores, and fitness magazines today? We see funny looking things like a cut-in-half stability ball called a BOSU. There are the small circular "pillow discs" that a... Read more
The relationship between exercise and gastro esophageal reflux disorder (GERD) is a tricky one. For some people, moderate exercise can help reduce GERD symptoms and benefit the body in countless other ways too. In a 2004 study in the gastroenterology... Read more
I have a 6 inch step stool that I do steps on but I am not sure how to track it. Can anyone tell me the difference between Steps & Step aerobics, or how to correctly log "stepping" without aerobics? I am assuming step aerobics is higher intensity...... Read more
My girlfriend is 5 feet tall and weigh's in at 106. She wants to get down to 98 pounds which is her "perfect weight". I just don't understand this obsession on one number. I am happy anytime my BMI is 24.9 or below. And most of my adult life I have b... Read more
i ride 5 miles per day at average speed of 10-11 mph. takes about 30 to 32 minutes. burn about 300 to 350 calories. i also walk 3.0 mph for 1 hour which equals 3miles. calorie burn about 250 to 290 for walking 1 hour.-------this illustrates the ca... Read more
Got a question, Im mainly eating frozen meals right now mainly for portion control.
Is it hurting me more by buying stouffers frozen meals as opposed to lean cuisine. Like the meatloaf, the stouffers version is great and the lean cuisine is... Read more
I have been hanging around sparkpeople for over two years. I lost 40 plus but...found 30 of it again. excuses .... yeah I have a few. today when walking the dog I was thinking I almost had a streak going except for a couple of days when it didn't h... Read more
When exercising on a program, it's best to mix it up each time. Doing the same exercises all the time can get your metabolism used to it, and it won't burn as much fat nor build lean muscle. Keep your body guessing!... Read more
Compound exercises are those exercises that work multiple muscles or muscle groups around multiple joints such as a squat. Isolation exercises, on the other hand, work a single muscle or muscle group around a single joint such as a bicep curl. Compou... Read more
Spring is around the corner, which means you'll be bringing your short sleeved and sleeveless tops out of storage in no time. Speaking of baring your arms: Are yours in tip-top shape? If not, you could help build strength and muscle tone in the m... Read more
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