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
As each month drew to a close, Ellen’s stress levels skyrocketed as her bank account plummeted. "I lived in financial chaos," she admits. Even though the 27-year-old marketer brought home a decent income, "there always seemed t... Read more
The back of every commercially bought seed packet provides a basic how-do guide for growing that particular plant. Compiled with information on lighting, sowing depth and more, this article will help you decode what all of those gardening terms mean.... Read more
I'm breaking up with my mean and unmotivating scale!! Losing inches & people are actually noticing, but the dang scale is going up. It messes with my head & makes me feel bad... so getting stashed! Think I'll go with a monthly weigh-in & size goals... Read more
What do you mean by "harden up"? Carrying bottles of water in your hands while walking will work your arms (biceps and shoulders mostly). You can't tell your body where to drop fat from first, that depends on genetics. Lift weights to develop muscles... Read more
It can be hard to stay on track while eating out, because it seems like you either have to order something you don't really want, or you just can't stay within a reasonable calorie range. What has worked for me is determining the one thing I really... Read more
To build a habit takes 21 to 35 days. Getting into the habit of sitting in front of the TV when nothing is on was easy. Getting out of it requires action, even if that means that I pull out my sock drawer and organize it instead of just sitting.... 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
(Disclaimer: As I write this, it's 4:55 p.m. and I need a blog post for tomorrow. While I guarantee this post will entertain and delight you, don't expect anything too deep.)
When you think of aerobics, what comes to mind? Tights, thong leotards... Read more
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