The weather outside is frightful-- but that pond in your neighborhood is delightful. Frozen solid now, it offers all kinds of possibilities for winter sports that’ll keep you trim until springtime. What’s more, if you take to the ice... Read more
Whether you have a disability or a chronic condition that limits your mobility, exercise doesn't have to be out of reach or even painful. In fact, depending on your condition, your health care provider has probably recommended that you increase y... Read more
Proper form is important for any exercise. When using machines, where weight targets specific muscles in specific ways, it’s even more important. This gym staple is a machine that many people use improperly. Avoid injury by making sure you&rsqu... Read more
Hiking on a wooded trail. Riding a bike down the street. Doing crunches on a stability ball. Hitting the slopes. Walking up the stairs with ease. These are more than simple pleasures you can enjoy by living a healthy lifestyle. They're also proof... 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
Any one familiar with the cybex arc trainer? I just started using this cardio machine. I like it. But not sure if it is as good workout as the elliptical. The elliptical feels like it works the thighs more. What's your opinion?... Read more
I'm starting to run and I'm doing a ton of walking. I tend to do strength training mainly in my core and arms. Will this be enough or should I also be lifting on the bottom half too? Feedback please...... Read more
my left leg is substantially weaker than my right. I'm trying my best to do what I can do. But I'm just not sure the best way to equal my legs; make them more balanced in terms of strength.
ideas?... Read more
For some reason today my legs are aching a lot. I keep trying to stretch them and walk around. I work in an office but am up and down 1000 times a day. I walked on my lunch break, just through a store doing errands. I drink lots of water.
Shou... Read more
It is important to stick with a productive exercise plan. It is imperative to increase that plan. As your body changes it is going to plateau, which means you are going to have to work harder. Burn more calories by increasing the time you spend ex... Read more
I have developed a new (and FREE I might add) habit, that motivates me to "get moving". Every morning while blow-drying my hair, brushing my teeth, etc. I march in place. No one else is in my bathroom with me, so i don't care how it looks. If a go... Read more
Last week's fitness blog featured strength training exercises a beginner could do at home. This week's blog features those exercises that allow you to do a full-body workout routine in the gym.
If you feel you do not have time to incorporate al... Read more
This past Monday kicked off National Sleep Awareness Week (March 7th-13th) bringing attention to the important role sleep plays, not only in our overall health, but our weight loss journey as well. Studies have shown that over the years the amount o... Read more
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