Do you sometimes find yourself skipping the strength training you know you should be doing, just because it’s hard to squeeze it into your hectic schedule? Sure, it’s possible to do a very effective strength training routine at home with... Read more
If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
Every movement we make—from walking to driving—involves our muscles. Muscles are unique. They have the ability to relax, contract, and... Read more
If you live with the daily pain and discomfort of arthritis, you're not the only one. In the United States, an estimated 46 million adults (about 1 in 5) have been diagnosed with arthritis. Hopefully your doctor has given you suggestions about ho... Read more
If you have high blood pressure, the best piece of advice anyone can give you is to listen to your body. How you feel can and should dictate the frequency and intensity of your workouts. While it is possible—and preferable—to lose weight... Read more
So here I am putting in my exercise workout for the day and I see right above it a advertisement for the great American cookie...they want e to order a cookie cake😔. No I didn't give in😆. #justmyluck... Read more
I like to eat healthy food. I like to do exercises. Even I like to take some supplements. But I have 1 problem. Stress eating. Every time i get mad, sad and angry I go and eat sweeeets yummy delicious sweets. That will make my day even more bad.... Read more
Just starting out here. I feel really great so far about getting a regular exercise routine going, and sticking hard to a diet. Being a stay at home wife has made it so easy for me to put the pounds on, now let's hope it makes it as easy to drop them... Read more
I have been slacking a bit on the exercise.we bought our house an moved in so getting everything set up.went to our state fair an I'm proud in two days I had a corndog an a bite of a funnel cake an half a sausage sandwich I kept it under control... Read more
The quadriceps muscles, located in the front of your thighs, make up the largest muscle group in your body. The quadriceps, often referred to as "quads," are a group of four muscles that run from your hips to your knees. It's important to keep thes... Read more
If you are having troubles doing stretches, particularly quad stretches, try doing them in the pool. Use a noodle to capture your foot, pull it to the side and then twist it behind you and use the noodle and the water to help you stretch the front o... Read more
When we think of strength training activities, many of us think of free weights, weight machines, resistance bands, even medicines balls, but how many of us think of using a simple household item like a bath towel or dish towel to help us build musc... Read more
Strength training is an important part of any good exercise regimen. Not only do you build muscle (which burns fat), but strength training also helps to speed up the metabolism, allowing you to burn more calories for longer periods of time. Looking f... Read more
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