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 have had seven vials of blood taken out within the past 48 hours, and I'm feeling pretty weak and woozy. Should I refrain from exercising today?
I'm petite and too underweight to donate blood (not because I'm underweight per se, but because a... Read more
So I have been talking with my wife and we have come to some thoughts about how we eat. I think everyone has a different way and times when your body wants to eat (and what it wants).
I notice that I get very hungry about 1-2 hours after I wake... Read more
I love Coach Nicole's 15 minute workout. When I lie on the ball and lift my legs to do the back strengthening exercise, I feel like I can feel something in my tummy. Does anyone else have this experience?... Read more
I am a 20 year old female college student and just joined SparkPeople yesterday :)
I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 15 years old, and I've always been overweight from this disease. It seems like my entire high school/hal... 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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