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
Do you sometimes find yourself skipping the strength training you know you should be doing, just because it’s hard to squeeze it into your hectic schedule? Sure, it’s possible to do a very effective strength training routine at home with... Read more
Why do we eat? We all know why we should be eating: to supply our bodies with plenty of energy to get through the day; to get nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals which help us to stay healthy and free of disease; and t... Read more
We often get questions about the best abs exercises—after all, who doesn't want to tone their tummy in the least amount of time? There are countless exercises that target the abs, including fitness DVDs (Does "8 Minute Abs" ring a... Read more
Measuring your fitness level regularly is one way to find out if you're making progress. Most fitness centers have trained staff who can evaluate your body composition, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance, b... Read more
Good morning Sparkers! I am back again on SP. This is my 3rd attempt this year. I need to lose 52lbs.
I am a runner, I started running in Jan. So I know my diet requirements are different than others who are losing weight, I just need to figure... Read more
For the past 2 weeks I've had this achiness in my upper back between my shoulder blades. I work out every day and I have tried to take it easy on the upper body stuff, but each day around 5pm my back feels tired and a little achey again. I took off 4... Read more
24 Oh well that is why I am here after all. Tracking my food I realized I am eating too much, it is good stuff but too much. I also will have to manually put most things in because I am gluten free and also eat mostly things I grow and make myself.... Read more
Why not doing some stretching while the kettle boils? And how about squatting and doing some lunges while you cook? And definitely doing crunches while you watch TV - the programme is so much more rewarding that way! Just try to incorporate little ex... Read more
By Kimberly Papa of That's Fit
Celebrity trainer Jackie Warner has the kind of abs most of us can only dream about, but the creator of the "Personal Training with Jackie: Crunch-Free Xtreme Abs" DVD and star of Bravo's "Thintervention" says anyone... Read more
Are you still doing crunches? While there is nothing inherently wrong with that classic abdominal move (I still do them from time to time myself), we now know more than ever about core training. And with this knowledge, you can graduate to a higher l... Read more
I started doing a different kind of crunch today...like a reverse crunch...I was doing them and looking at my abs and I thought "you have come a long way sista"....that is all I have today...but I think it is speaks volumes...NUFF SAID!!... Read more
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