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
The weather outside is frightful-- but that pond in your neighborhood is delightful. Frozen solid now, it offers all kinds of possibilities for winter sports that’ll keep you trim until springtime. What’s more, if you take to the ice... Read more
Medicine balls are a great way to exercise any area of your body, whether upper, lower, or core. There are different sized exercise balls from 2-12, that you can use for numerous different exercises.
Medicine ball training is suitable for... Read more
Bend, twist, reach, and pull.
While this may sound like an intensive aerobics class, these are actually movements you do while working in the garden. Researchers estimate that gardening burns an average of 300 calories per hour, while heavy yard... Read more
Whether it's a popular new DVD or the latest at-home workout machine, people spend lots of money on fitness gadgets each year. Which ones do the SparkPeople Experts swear by--and actually use? Read on to find out!
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I am 60years male & severely overweight. And of course unfit. After much googling I have invested in a kettlebell (30lbs) for weight loss exercise - specifically deadlifts & swings. So far with a calorie diet alone I have lost 35lbs, 285lb down to... Read more
I have my Fitbit synced to my SP account and as a result I don't enter my exercise minutes so I don't "double up". I've been doing a lot of exercise lately (getting ready for my first 10K race) and my calorie range has of course risen a lot with the... Read more
So I've become quite the show watcher lately.
Currently I've been watching House M.D. and Supernatural.
Now, since I'm sitting on my butt throughout most of these shows, I was wondering if anyone who (hopefully watches these shows), wouldn't mind... Read more
I signed up to walk in a 5k, and started walking regularly again to prepare after mostly getting my cardio from an elliptical for over a year. Some of the acclimation I've had to make is in controlling my foot fall and strengthening my ankles again,... Read more
Eating with your non-dominant hand not only forces you to slow down your eating, but focus on hand-eye coordination and strengthening the fine motor muscles and skills in that hand which can deteriorate as we age!58... Read more
Research shows that it takes about 20 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain that it's full. Here's a tip to help you eat more slowly:Use your NON-dominant hand to hold the fork or spoon! That little extra coordination helps slow things down--an... Read more
As a person who incorporates fitness into my everyday life—whether I'm at home or traveling—I sure do plan to staying active even when I'm on a relaxing vacation. After all, with no distractions and nothing but free time, what exc... Read more
Dance. For some, the word evokes memories of tutus and dreams of being a ballerina as a young girl. For others, it is an expression of self, a way of life or a fun way to get in shape. In fact, it can be all the above! Dance is a great way to have fu... Read more
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