There’s no doubt about it: trying to lose weight can be a stressful thing! There’s nothing like trying to stick to a “simple” weight loss plan for bringing you face-to-face with the frustrating complexities of human natur... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
What is a Warm Up?
A warm up is the act of preparing for an athletic event or workout by exercising or practicing for a short time beforehand.... Read more
Have you thought about how great it would be to include your family in your pursuit to exercise more regularly? Family exercise will improve the health of your loved ones, make exercise more fun, and at the same time develop stronger connections betw... Read more
A common concern among new mothers is how to get rid of their jelly bellies and regain flatter, more toned stomachs. For some women, re-strengthening their core seems an easy task, but for most it is an uphill battle that takes many months, even... Read more
Beginning an exercise program can be very overwhelming-- even painful if you aren’t careful. Warming your body up prior to exercise is very important for your health (and safety) and will also help you enjoy your workouts more. Warming up f... Read more
I've got a chronic strain injury in my right wrist. My doc and physio have cleared me for exercise and weight training, but I've been advised to stay away from any sort of plank exercise for the forseeable future, even with push up handles. This isn'... Read more
I just came back to spark people after a long time recoup of injury and every time I try to do something I get pop ups in my way.. some r ads but the spark people one is very annoying as well..anyway to get rid of or stop them? I will close my accoun... Read more
Ok so I am always afraid that I will get excited over something then will find it was just a fluke and I can't do it again.
I tried to do standard push-ups last year (not on knees) and wanted to work up to 24. I remember getting about 6-8 but every... Read more
Please help. The Community pull down is so slow I am beginning to not want to even deal with it. It takes forever to pull up. I know its not my computer because everything else does ok. Even the Nutrition Tracker seems ok. Is there anyway you could h... Read more
Now that the warm weather is here remember that hot water such as a hot tub can speed insulin uptake and raise the risk of hypoglycemia. Hydration and extra blood glucose monitoriing is of the utmost importance. Drink water to stay hydrated in the... Read more
When I started running almost 4 years ago one of the cardinal rules of racing my running coach taught me was, "The shorter the race, the longer the warm-up." It is something that has been ingrained in me all these years and something I still practice... Read more
On those days when time is at a premium, it can be tempting to skip your warm-up and jump right into your workout. Is that a smart use of your time, or is it asking for trouble? Even though the warming up won't burn hundreds of calori... Read more
I recently found a website on the how and benefits of warming up and am hoping to incorporate it into an exercise regimen. I hope warming up will help my knees feel less odd. I tried a class in ballet since I've always wanted to dance on my own, wi... Read more
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