You're excited to try the latest workout you found on Pinterest, but the circuit includes a series of lunges, which you know your knees are not going to be happy about. Should you scrap it and find something else that better fits your range of mo... Read more
You’re on day five of your friendly squat competition with your coworkers, feeling good. You start the day's round, but suddenly, you feel a sharp pain in your lower back. Something is not right. What are you doing wrong?
When done pro... Read more
Does this sound familiar? "My joints are achy, I feel stiff all the time, and it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning." If there were ever a good excuse not to exercise – if there were ever a defensible time to throw in the t... Read more
Are you sick of the same-old cardio machines at the gym? Bored by the treadmill? Tired of the elliptical? Can't stand to do another mile on the stationary bike or another flight on the stair climber? Well, then, it's time you head over to the... 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
You can get that on the full version of our site. Go to your my Nutrition page, click Today's Full Report (under Reports heading). Set the report start date & number of days to show, then print or export / download the data for up to 1 week at a time... Read more
You might post in our Fitness and Exercise Message Board on the webstie (link below), which is monitored by our health and community experts and coaches.
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Always before you start any exercise program you need to see your Doctor and be cleared of anything that could do harm to your body...There are a number of roadblocks people in their 50s will face when trying to lose weight and I am speaking of mysel... Read more
All kinds of stressful situations can cause your blood sugar levels to rise. Be physically active, move your body through a wide range of motion such as stretching, circling, & shaking your limbs. Walking, using the stairs, moving around, swimming, d... Read more
The Perfect Pushup is one of the most popular fitness tools around right now. For about $40 you can snag these specially designed pushup handles that rotate. But pushups are a pretty simple exercise, and they're great because they work so many muscle... Read more
When recovering from a sprain, the first goal is to slowly regain a full range of movement. The first 24 hours are important for icing, rest and elevation to reduce the amount of inflammation. It's important to start rehabilitation exercises as s... Read more
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