SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
Stretching comes naturally to all of us. You might notice that if you have been sitting in a particular position for a long time, you stretch unco... Read more
Stretching is an important component of any fitness routine. Although it can be tempting to finish a run and skip the stretches, you know better. Stretching has many benefits, including increased range of motion and improved muscular coordination. Re... Read more
For a long time I thought that being in pain was part of the plan, a sign of progress. I was so used to hobbling around on achy feet, with leg muscles so sore that I couldn’t walk up and down stairs without holding on to the banister for de... Read more
College life opens new and exciting opportunities for young adults. Leaving the comforts of home for the first time to live with a total stranger in a room the size of a closet; making your own choices about where to go, when to return, what time to... Read more
Most people believe that all exercises are good, safe and effective. After all it's exercise—and that has to count for something, doesn't it?
The truth is that some common exercises aren't safe at all (especially for people who... Read more
S Health help, please!
Hi, done with fitbit due to the bands, tired of replacing.
I just got a gear s2, but am not loving s health.
How do I get calorie deficit like sparkpeople?
Sigh... I wish I could connect s health to sparkpeople!... Read more
Flexibility is something I need to work on, I realize how stiff I am when I'm picking tomatoes because I have to bend and get done to find all the cherry tomatoes , then I'm so stiff when I get up.... Read more
Buy a bag of really small rubber bands, the kind used for multi-braiding hair. Put a rubber band around the top of the hanger, when you wear the item remove the rubber band. At the end of the season or six months, any item with a rubber band still... Read more
Strength training exercises are important for all of us to do, but they can be extremely helpful for walkers since they allow for greater muscle balance, flexibility and range of motion.Upper body strength training exercises are just as important to... Read more
Fitness experts recommend a triad of exercises we should incorporate into our lifestyle in order to achieve optimum fitness. These exercises include cardio-respiratory activities, flexibility exercises and resistance training.
Cardio-respiratory a... Read more
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