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
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We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness?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
I am returning to SparkPeople after a long hiatus because I became sole caregiver to my mother. It was probably the most difficult task I have ever undertaken. It was also the worst thing I could have done for my health. In attending a Care Giv... Read more
I admit, I had planned to exercise. I just ran out of time. I stayed up late baking then got up early and started cooking. And cleaning the kitchen from my DD's baking the night before. Then began running around and picking up those without rides, th... Read more
These days I follow a 40% - 30% - 30% food plan (Carbs-Protein-Fat). To non-heavy weightlifters this formula is a death sentence or at least that's been my experience when I've talked about this formula before.
Are there any muscle mass builders... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving- I'm taking a small break from my plan for a few days over Thanksgiving. I'm Not making promises to myself to "be good" eating small amount of food, giving up a food or stuffing myself with salad or veggies, Not setting myself up... 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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