I’m the first to admit that stretching is not high on my priority list. When I’m crunched for time, the last thing I want to do is spend an extra 5-10 minutes stretching after a workout. Consequently, my body has paid the pric... Read more
Why do you exercise? Whether you want to increase your energy, reduce your health risks, or lose some unwanted pounds, do you ever wonder if all that working out is working for you? That's where fitness assessments come in, and they can be great... 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
Weight training is a critical component to the success of an athlete.
By becoming stronger and increasing muscular endurance, an athlete is able to perform more efficiently and is better able to avoid injury. Furthermore, there are a numbe... Read more
It’s an age-old question, with no right answers. If you have to do both in the same day, does it matter whether you do strength training or cardio first? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice their opinions on this hot topic.
Dean Ande... Read more
about 4 months ago I stopped exercising regularly and started smoking regularly. When I tried to start exercising again, I could not do even half of what I use to. I do not know how much of that was due to the smoking, but I figured it must have had... Read more
My name is Kyleigh. I'm Twenty One Years old. I'm ready to get healthier. I've been overweight most of my life. I was an XL by Seventh grade, now I steal my boyfriends 4X because they're more comfortable than my 3X. I have had Asthma... Read more
Good morning everyone. So I am brand new to working out. This is day three of exercising and eating healthy food as well as staying within my calorie range each day. I am doing a 30 day squat challenge, a 30 day plank challenge, and started a 30 d... Read more
I'm a male 5'9" and weight 155. I lost about 50 pounds 2 years and ago and have been eating healthy ever since and working out a lot. My exercise involves days of insanity workouts and days of running, with each of those workouts burning at least 600... Read more
Hey everybody! I've had a couple of surgeries and other health conundrums over the last year or so which have really set me back. I've always been overweight, but I had very good endurance and could keep up in workouts with the best of them. I spe... Read more
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Tai Chi has become an increasingly popular form of exercise for all age groups, but current research has shown how it can be especially beneficial for older individuals. This graceful sequence of gentle, flowing movement combines physical... Read more
Wii Fit has become a hot trend over the past couple of years. In fact, Wii Fit is now the third best-selling video game of all time. Many people use Wii Fit as a way to get active and have fun. But is it really a workout? Can Wii Fit be used as a... Read more
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