When you spend a lot of time sitting, especially at a desk or computer, it's important to take stretch breaks. A couple of breaks each day will help you stay alert and keep stiffness at bay. This set of stretches is perfect for people who are alr... Read more
Hey you scallywags! No more hogboshing around the deck swabs; it’s time to earn your eye patches! This here is called "The Pirate Workout" and if you’re looking for a fun and rewarding upper body workout, you should be all over... 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
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
Are you always on the run and running out of time to stretch? Try adding a few standing stretches throughout the day. Whether standing in line, waiting for the bus or watching a soccer game, you can squeeze in some quality flexibility training. You c... Read more
I am so frustrated I could cry! About 5 years ago I weighed 175lbs. I joined Sparks and got down to 137. I stayed around the low 140's for a couple of years and starting about 2 years ago I started to gain weight. I gained 13lbs... Read more
Okay I have a couple questions.
What is the best scale to use?
Which weight do I log?
Today is weigh in day. I decided to pull out my second scale because I thought my Heath-O-Meter was not working right. After weighing myself three times on e... Read more
In the food tracker there was always the possibility to put in the weight of a food in grams. This seems to have recently disappeared. For those of us living outside the U.S. who do not use the America measures like cups, tablespoons etc., the gram... Read more
I would have been worried if this wasn't my pattern since I started to try to lose weight.
I weigh myself every day and the day after a harder workout my scale always goes up 1kg. Today it was actually 1.2kg.
In the past some have said thi... Read more
Challenge yourself! Do strength training exercises that target upper and lower body muscle groups or balance, at the same time. i.e. biceps curls while standing on one foot. Or bridges while doing chest flies. Saves some time and also burns more calo... 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
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. Body Proud: "What I Love About My Body" Fitness magazineLove this! Real women share what they love most about their bodies--and why.Jillian Michaels's Top Get... Read more
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