When you're told that exercise improves your heart health, you probably think of cardio exercise, right? After all, "cardio" is short for "cardiovascular" exercise, named as such because it utilizes the cardiorespiratory syste... Read more
I’m the first to admit that stretching is not high on my priority list. When I’m crunched for time, the last thing I want to do is spend an extra 5-10 minutes stretching after a workout. Consequently, my body has paid the pric... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
What is a Warm Up?
A warm up is the act of preparing for an athletic event or workout by exercising or practicing for a short time beforehand.... Read more
A recent study conducted by the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine reported that laughter not only enhances your mood, but it may also protect your heart. During the study, 20 healthy participants were shown 2 movies: a funny comedy and a war... Read more
My life has always been full of movement. As a fitness coach and former owner of a personal training business, I know the importance of being active throughout the day and have never been concerned about my activity level. Even with many of my workin... Read more
So I did body pump for the first time (followed by my regular hour of zumba ouch) and I can't decide what to call it in the exercise tracker. Suggestions?? This will be a regular thing and I want to be as accurate as possible. Thanks!... Read more
I thought I was a freak when I complained to my doctor that my feet go numb!!! on the ET and she responded "What? I've never heard of that" so I got on SP and found a lot from others about this. My tip....lift your feet at the upper point of the circ... Read more
When I'm sitting at the computer, to keep my circulation going, I set my timer for 30 minutes. When that goes off, I reset it for 5 minutes and either walk or do something on my daily to do list.... Read more
The winner is: HITEKFRED! You might have tried massage, but have you tried acupressure? Acupressure delivers therapeutic pressure as a way to stimulate discrete points on the body or relieve pain or tension.
I recently started seeing acupres... Read more
Contest closed! The winner is:KHTERRYCongratulations!Are you still dragging your feet on strength training? You're not alone--many people tend to skimp on the weights in favor of calorie-torching cardio. However, while cardio is excellent for wei... Read more
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