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
Question: Are you suppose to track your exercise as well as what you get for your fitbit? I am a little confused. I exercise 3X a week but I only allow for what the fitbit shows...should I also be putting in my minutes on the elliptical and weights?... Read more
I'm having problems logging in my exercise. How do you log in intermittent walking, and running in an attempt to lasso a ram, then dragging him twenty feet or so, THEN sitting on it while using all your muscle holding its leg to castrate it?... Read more
I haven't been sticking to my exercise very well lately. I get frustrated when I wake up early for "me" time and then everyone wakes up and then wants breakfast. I am worn out before the afternoon. Me first today lol! Have a successful day all ;)... Read more
I have been on Spark now for 15 days. I am following the program religiously and so far doing well.
On the body weight and measurement page there are only one set of measurements. I have measured both the right and left sides and... 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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