Snow enthusiasts everywhere are counting down the days until they can hit the slopes. Both skiing and snowboarding are fun and exciting winter pursuits. But these demanding physical activities also pose high risks. Without proper training, you won... Read more
Whenever you walk or run, your core muscles are active, keeping you upright, balancing your body as your weight shifts, and absorbing the impact as your feet hit the ground. Your body’s core forms the foundation of all your movement. If you... Read more
Medicine balls are a great way to exercise any area of your body, whether upper, lower, or core. There are different sized exercise balls from 2-12, that you can use for numerous different exercises.
Medicine ball training is suitable for... Read more
We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness? Just as there is plenty of questionable diet and weight-loss advice going around, some exercise "rules" that people live by are downright misleading, misguided or... Read more
Before Gail Devers won the 100-meter dash at the 1992 Olympics, she spent countless hours on the track. But you know where else she spent her time? In the gym, doing strength training. Not to gain weight, but to keep her muscles strong.
The comm... Read more
I just found out today I have degenerative disc disease in neck and lower back. She said no weights over 5 pounds. No running. No impact on back. I do crunches now and a few arm exercises now. I also have nerve damage in foot due to the back. She is... Read more
One of the worst things is finishing a workout and coming home to someone being angry with you for going. At this point I'm not sorry in any way for focusing on myself more than ever. It has to happen.... Read more
What happened to the suggested Fitness plans on the Acitivity Tracker? Is there an easier way to find exercises than bouncing back and forth between the library and fitness tracker to build your own plan? Why did you move the fitness options from t... Read more
Around the SparkPeople offices, the excitement is palpable. Ours is an upbeat and motivating environment normally, but the closer we get to the launch date for "The Spark," the more energized we get.
Each day as we navigate the site, we see the "I... Read more
I love Pilates. Having practiced the method for more than five years, I can't imagine my workout routine without it. My once-persistent back pain is virtually nonexistent these days, an improvement that I attribute to the core strength I've g... Read more
A couple of people have asked me what I'm doing for abs (my current "habit" that I'm working on), so I figured I would share here.
Like everything else I've done so far, my approach was to figure out what I thought I definitely could do, and sta... Read more
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