SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
Stretching comes naturally to all of us. You might notice that if you have been sitting in a particular position for a long time, you stretch unco... Read more
When you give blood, you give a priceless and precious gift. According to the American Red Cross, someone needs blood in the United States every two seconds, and a single car accident victim can require up to 100 pints. Each donation can help sa... Read more
A recent study conducted by the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine reported that laughter not only enhances your mood, but it may also protect your heart. During the study, 20 healthy participants were shown 2 movies: a funny comedy and a war... Read more
You're killing your workout, feeling strong and confident. Maybe you're three miles into a brisk walk, a few meters into your swim routine or in the home stretch of a 5K run. Your heart and lungs are cooperating, your form is on point and you... Read more
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
I work out 3x per week. I've lost weight, inches and my legs are really firm. But, my stomach looks much bigger than it did a few weeks ago. I'm confused. Does anyone have any ideas about why?... Read more
My legs are a mess and I thought a ball might he a good place to start. But I'm unsure of what size to buy. I'm 5'7, but I also need industrial strength as I'm morbidly obese.
Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.... Read more
When I started with SP a year and a half ago; I was in a wheelchair with poor circulation. When I started exercising my legs, My legs became Really Restless! I take natural Magnesium Lactate Twice a day and if I need extra, I have one more before bed... Read more
If you get the Tip of the Day email, then you got this one, today. Are you asking for a knee injury? is the subject line. I could not get this machine to fit me, even with the instructor's help. It would put too much pressure against my knee and u... Read more
The winner is: HITEKFRED! You might have tried massage, but have you tried acupressure? Acupressure delivers therapeutic pressure as a way to stimulate discrete points on the body or relieve pain or tension.
I recently started seeing acupres... Read more
In today’s world, we all sit for too many hours each day. We drive instead of walking. We take the escalator instead of climbing the stairs. As a result, our posture suffers—and our necks get tight because we spend hours looking down at o... Read more
One of the things that has bothered me a lot about my body is the shape of my lower legs. Since I was a teenager, I've felt they look much thicker than they should. I also started to develop spider veins around that time.
My body measurements ha... Read more
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