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Benefits Of Warming Up Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Benefits Of Warming Up.

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Reference Guide to Warming Up

SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness. What is a Warm Up? A warm up is the act of preparing for an athletic event or workout by exercising or practicing for a short time beforehand....  Read more

Declare Your Independence from the Gym

It's an excuse many of us have heard or even said ourselves: I want to get fit, but I can't afford a gym membership. While a health club can be a fantastic place to work out, it's not the only way to get fit. In fact, you can enjoy a vari...  Read more

Small Bits of Fitness Add Up

"Where did the day go?" Is this a common question in your life? Many of us jam-pack so much stuff into our daily routines, seemingly there’s no time to relax for just one minute, let alone exercise. Lack of time is one of t...  Read more

Sneak It In and Tone It Up

If you think that you're too busy to fit in a full workout, think again. Plenty of research shows that small bouts of exercise can add up and provide just as many heart-healthy benefits as longer workouts. You don't even have to be at the gym...  Read more

Fight IBS with Fitness

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition that's not always discussed openly, but is surprisingly common. Recent estimates state that 10% to 15% of the general population experiences uncomfortable and painful IBS symptoms like cramping, abdom...  Read more

Just did a little reading on health benefits of co
Updated 6/23/2016 11:22:23 PM

Just did a little reading on health benefits of cocoa powder. Yippee! I love Hershey's special dark in coffee, oatmeal, on fruit, etc. yumm...  Read more

Fresh vs Frozen Food Health Benefits
Updated 6/24/2016 1:40:10 AM

I buy fresh fruits from the Farmer's Market when I can but admittedly buy the frozen veggie packs from Costco because truth be told they make my life a lot easier. I always figured fresh > frozen but read an article (blog .homebistro. com/health-b...  Read more

Did my morning walk upped it to 2 miles feeling gr
Updated 6/22/2016 9:03:22 AM

Did my morning walk upped it to 2 miles feeling great...  Read more

Unexpected benefit to changing my eating habits -
Updated 6/21/2016 9:47:45 PM

Unexpected benefit to changing my eating habits - I realized this morning it's been over 2 months since I needed any Tums. I used to take them nearly daily. What are some unexpected benefits you've experienced?...  Read more

So this week I played around with upping my calori
Updated 6/19/2016 3:04:49 PM

So this week I played around with upping my calories (I'd been a bit under). I intentionally had two higher calorie days. It lead to a temporary 3 pound gain - OH NO!- followed by a quick loss - YAY! The great science experiment continues....  Read more

Wall push-ups

Wall push-ups are a good way to get more upper-body exercise when you may not have time for floor push-ups, or maybe you're not so great at floor push-ups. They benefit chest, shoulders, arms/triceps, and core muscles. Step back just a little (safely...  Read more

Sit Ups in the Bath Tub

When I take a bath, I like the do about twenty sit ups. There is no strain on my back because the water helps support it, and I plug my ears while doing them to keep water out, as well as to keep my hands beside my head. And once I'm done with my sit...  Read more

Army Wife

As army wives most of our friends and family are miles away at any given moment. Here we will strive to help each other through the ups and downs of weight loss and the army way of life....  Read more

Pre Race Warm-ups: An Essential Part of Every Runner's Routine

When I started running almost 4 years ago one of the cardinal rules of racing my running coach taught me was, "The shorter the race, the longer the warm-up." It is something that has been ingrained in me all these years and something I still practice...  Read more

To Stretch or Not to Stretch, the Debate Continues

As a runner I have always had a stretching routine, however only after I am done with my runs, but not always. I have never stretched before my runs. I always start my runs with a brisk walk or nice slow jog for 5-10 minutes before I get into the me...  Read more