Proper form is important for any exercise. When using machines, where weight targets specific muscles in specific ways, it’s even more important. This gym staple is a machine that many people use improperly. Avoid injury by making sure you&rsqu... Read more
Every girl wants to look her very best on her prom night! Once you've found that perfect dress, you're probably working extra hard at sticking to a healthy diet and exercise plan. We've designed three prom dress workouts to help you focus... Read more
If your knees are giving you problems, and you feel like the Tin Man from "The Wizard of Oz" when getting out of bed, you’re not alone. Nearly 50 million Americans feel the same way.
Knees are the most commonly injured joints in... 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
Imagine a gym you can commute to in seconds. It’s open 24-hours, so you can come and go as you please—on your time. It’s comfortable, and you feel completely at ease when you work out there. Oh, and membership is... Read more
I just started Jillian Michael's 30 day shred, and it is rather squat and lunge heavy. About halfway through on level 1 I could not do a squat or lunge without my legs and knees shaking like crazy and I was a little scared my legs were going to buckl... Read more
I started my plan today and I'm on fire but I am concerned about exercise. I pulled my groin muscle and it hurts to walk, do leg lifts etc. I've actually fallen because of the pain and the fact that it will "catch" out of the blue. I am headed to d... Read more
So I have been walking for about a week, today I decided to add in a little jogging. Maybe I was a little too ambitious, but I only ran for about 2 minutes during my 20 minute walk. After the running and walking the outside part of my leg was really... Read more
I don't know what is going on. I have pain that is pretty severe in my lower legs below my calves after I finish walking around the block. I go at a moderate pace with my dog and about halfway through the walk I get the pain. It doesn't happen all th... Read more
The next time you're out for a walk in the park make use of the park benches you pass. At the 1st bench do 5 step-ups for each leg...at the next one do 5 tricep dips, then try push-ups off a bench, then seated leg lifts... Just keep alternating. Y... Read more
While you do things at home or work, add some strength training, stretching or cardio moves to what you are already doing. While brushing teeth you can do leg lifts; while talking on the phone grab a hand weight for curls; while cleaning add some dan... Read more
Strength training exercises are important for all of us to do, but they can be extremely helpful for walkers since they allow for greater muscle balance, flexibility and range of motion.Upper body strength training exercises are just as important to... Read more
Last week's fitness blog featured strength training exercises a beginner could do at home. This week's blog features those exercises that allow you to do a full-body workout routine in the gym.
If you feel you do not have time to incorporate al... Read more
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