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 like to warm the milk I use in my coffee. I measure it, and put it in a pan on low, and add it to the gradually cooling coffee in my french press a little at a time.
Obviously the milk evaporates, and less water would not change the calorie co... Read more
I am starting a new routine of stretching in the morning.....I know you are not supposed to stretch when your muscles are cold, but what about when you are just doing some daily stretches, not going out for a walk or run? Do I need to jog or walk in... Read more
What's your favorite warm weather treats guys? What's that one, nice cold thing that you like to consume when the temps hit 80+ degrees? Do you grab a sinfully good treat like a milkshake or a sundae? Or do you keep it healthy with something light... Read more
I had a bad little surprise the other day when I realized that Danone Silhouette yogourt has changed its formula.
There is a slightly different picture on the container, and the nutrition facts, instead of being listed for 1/2 cup (100 grams)... Read more
I've been doing more sit ups lately using my stability ball but I'm noticing pain in my back. I don't think I'm doing them wrong but I could be wrong. Is there a certain stretch or anything I should be doing after four sets of 25 to help with this... 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
As a runner I have always had a stretching routine, however only after I am done with my runs, but not always. I have never stretched before my runs. I always start my runs with a brisk walk or nice slow jog for 5-10 minutes before I get into the me... 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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