Exercise is good for your heart, helps with weight loss and provides a variety of health-related benefits. At the same time, exercise comes with a certain degree of injury risk, and depending on the activity, it can also put a lot of stress on your j... Read more
Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to incorporate regular exercise into your healthy lifestyle, and take advantage of the its numerous benefits. Smart move.
But like many good things, exercise can also be risky—especially if i... Read more
If you're regularly greeted by a warm, sloppy embrace, a heedless leap to a landing into your arms, or an unadulterated, adoring gaze, you might be a pet owner. Owners of pets from cats to canaries know the day-to-day benefits four-legged or feat... Read more
What is with all the weird looking toys you see in the gyms, sporting goods stores, and fitness magazines today? We see funny looking things like a cut-in-half stability ball called a BOSU. There are the small circular "pillow discs" that a... Read more
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
Maybe it is due to being 40, but I find that trying to do leg presses makes my hips " tight ", like they aren't bending right at the socket. My range of motion is limited, and I don't feel comfortable. Wondering what would help get past this, so I ca... Read more
Any great tips out there for anyone trying to add muscle and diet at the same time... oh, yeah... I've also gone vegan. lol....
I want to shed around 20 pounds still... and add some bulk... not too much... things are going well in the gym... but... Read more
I am unable to access from my fitness tracking page any of the library of strength training exercises. I can't set up a specific day to be Core or Lower, etc., nor can I log my work unless I know the actual exercise. Often, I don't know until I look... Read more
A couple of years ago when I was previously on SparkPeople, it was easy to create a strength training program at any time. Today, after a walk, I decided I needed to do some pirformis and knee strength work and wanted to create a lower body workout c... Read more
I cannot walk without the use of a walker or without contact guard assist when working on gait training (due to balance difficulties), so I have a mini-stepper that I position in such a way that I use it recumbent-style while running IV fluids or if... Read more
I like the change up in my regular walking routine that's been added by grabbing a pair of Nordic Walking Sticks; you can tell right away a new dimension has been added to the calorie burn!... Read more
SparkPeople's fitness experts advise against wearing wrist and ankle weights while doing cardio exercise and other general daily activities. Even though they are lightweight (usually two pounds or less), the risk of injuring yourself by wearing t... Read more
Zinc is a lustrous bluish-white metal found in group IIb of the periodic table. It is also one of the most important minerals used by the body. Just 2-3 grams, about the weight of a penny, is found in the body and serves as a key building block for a... Read more
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