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
You hear about them. You see people using them in the gym. They’re in stores, on TV, and have entire fitness classes designed around them. You think about these stretchy bands and what good (if any) they do. You want to know: What are the b... Read more
Since getting my exercise band I have been using that app to measure my calories and other stuff. Those things don't sync with SP only workouts sync, so I haven't been logging stuff on SP, only using it for chat. Do you think that's ok?... Read more
Back on the band wagon.... Again... So I fell off for about a week. I didn't go totally crazy. I still made healthyish choices. But I didn't track my calories. I weighted myself today, after a workout, which is something I wouldn't normally do.... Read more
Catch the drips that form down the sides of the olive oil bottle with this simple, inexpensive solution.Center the bottom of the bottle on a square of paper towel. Bring the towel up around the sides of the bottle (like you were wrapping a wine bott... 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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