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
We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness?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
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
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
You can change the meal plan options on the desktop site only. To do that, go to www.SparkPeople.com in the desktop view, then to your Nutrition Tracker page, click on the Edit Nutrition Goals button below the tracker and at the bottom of that page,... Read more
When you are doing core workouts or any cardio, it is better if you do not arch your back. It does feel good to do so, but it is not recommended.Keeping the back straight imagining that it is stiff helps in both cardio and core work.... Read more
I have a workout buddy. When we get to core exercises, we do "players choice." We each pick out a core exercise for upper, middle, and lower abs and rotate doing them. Being accountable to someone else makes a huge difference in my commitment to... 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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