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
Stretching is good for you, and it feels great, too! That's why we created this short and effective full-body stretching routine that you can follow whether you're a beginner or an advanced exerciser. Remember to warm up first and never stret... Read more
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
When you think about working out—or even see it on TV, in movies, or at your own gym—does stretching come to mind? Probably not.
Stretching is easily ignored, even in commercials for gyms. Yet it's an important part of any fitnes... Read more
Yoga, which comes from the Sanskrit yuj word meaning "union," originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. There are many forms of yoga, but in general, yoga focuses on breathing techniques (pranayama), postures (asanas), flexibility, and... Read more
I'm new to this site. I started a new workout program 4 weeks ago, I've lost 6 pounds so far. I need to work on portion control. I'm using only salad plates instead of full size dinner plates. Looking for more suggestions.... Read more
I'm a server at a restaurant and I walk a ridiculous amount during my shift. I often stay on my feet for 7 hours at a time, lifting heavy plates and trays. Can I include this as maybe a slow walk under fitness? I'm constantly moving, I often sweat an... Read more
Plan your workouts for the week but allow a bit of flexibility. For instance if you are scheduled to workout on Wednesday but are unsuccessful make it up on another day - don't feel bad just move on... Read more
For thousands of years man has been in search of the so-called 'The Fountain of Youth'. From Alexander the Great to Ponce de Leon's quest to modern day science, there seems to be a fascination that spans the test of time to fight the inev... Read more
Most fitness experts and trainers have super-toned bodies that are sculpted (I can only assume) by many hours in the gym. How do they do it? How much time do they really spend working out? I can't speak for them, but I can tell you what I do to stay... Read more
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