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
Anyone else stressed about weight loss? With 5 kids, I'm struggling to keep balance, becoming obsessive and unrealistic about what I can do day to day. I need to incorporate a healthy lifestyle into family life without the guilt- so time consuming!... Read more
I started my weight loss journey in January. I went from 187 to 152. At first I had just relied on diet. Then I stepped it up to walking a few miles every day. That is how I lost that amount of weight.
A month and a half ago I decided to start... Read more
Would it be better for me to switch up from walking/jogging every so often? I have some exercise DVD's, haven't really used them, but my main exercise is walking/jogging and doing stairs. Would this be more beneficial to me?... Read more
I'm on Lexapro and Neurontin. Both cause weight gain. I started the lexapro last November and the Neurontin one week ago. I keep gaining weight! I've put on 40 lbs since then. I'm dieting and running 3-6 miles 3x week! Hungry all the time. Help!... 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 balance—both 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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