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
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
There's little I love more than a good run or high-energy kickboxing class where you leave completely covered and dripping with sweat. There's something about being drenched that signals—to me—that I've had a really good worko... Read more
If you're new to exercise, overweight, or dealing with pain caused by an injury or a chronic condition like arthritis, your doctor may have recommended that you start a low-impact workout program. But what does "low impact" really mean&... Read more
One particularly hot September afternoon when my daughter was in the fourth grade, she invited a few friends to enjoy an after-school swim in our pool. They entered the house filled with laughter and excitement and rushed upstairs to change into thei... Read more
Don't worry too much about that. Our bodies fluctuate over time, especially shorter periods of time like 5 days, or even 1 day. Don't worry about the scale for a while, keep on your nutrition/workout routine and see what it's like in a week.... Read more
This is time to get back the body i lost. I spent 3 yrs loosing 6 stone then got sick and spent a year and half dealing with that and put on two stone. Time for me to knuckle down and eat less and excercise more! Also no booze!!... Read more
Unfortunately you cannot control where your body chooses to take off/put on fat. You can target muscle groups to get a toned look, but that will usually only show if you are already smaller in that area. But pear shapes are beautiful!... Read more
I am still in my body, but am relearning it and its strengths, weaknesses, and limitations(a new word in my vocabulary). I am starting a new on my HEALTH & HAPPINESS JOURNEY, and would like to have a partner and teammates join me on this journey.... Read more
My body has just won a life threatening war. I am 100% free from disease. 😀
I'm beginning my health journey to respect and reward this body for a job well done. I have 47 lbs to loose, strength and toning are my focus. Anyone want to be my budd... Read more
Yes it is important to drink lots and lots of WATER. The best water for you is COLD water. Before you go to bed every night put a bottle of water in the freezer. When you get up it will be frozen. Then prepare your breakfast and it will have melt... Read more
No matter how much pain I am in, I know that the only thing that is going to help me feel better is to get up and move. As I am moaning and groaning as I move across the room, I make that special effort to do my stretches and warm up for that work ou... Read more
This is for every actress/actor or anyone connected to theater out there dealing with the struggles and triumphs of a thankless but wonderful business! It's hard being in a group of perfect bodies!... Read more
As a fan of both Pilates and dance workouts, I have been dying to try one of the latest fitness trends: barre workouts. Many celebs (including Kelly Ripa) are reported fans of these toning workouts that combine ballet, Pilates, calisthenics and yoga... Read more
I've been teaching yoga for a little more than three years now, and I've been practicing almost twice as long. The most difficult part of the practice for me has been not the physical poses--though there still are many that challenge me, part... Read more
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