After pregnancy, you're probably eager to get your post-baby body back in shape. But before you jump in to your usual ab workouts, there are some special considerations that new moms need to take into account.
Some postpartum women may notic... Read more
Hiking on a wooded trail. Riding a bike down the street. Doing crunches on a stability ball. Hitting the slopes. Walking up the stairs with ease. These are more than simple pleasures you can enjoy by living a healthy lifestyle. They're also proof... Read more
SparkPeople has always promoted the benefits of a 10-minute workout as a great way to start incorporating fitness into your life. Studies have shown that the benefits of 10-minute fitness bursts, including improved blood sugar control, can last for u... Read more
Stretching is an important component of any fitness routine. Although it can be tempting to finish a run and skip the stretches, you know better. Stretching has many benefits, including increased range of motion and improved muscular coordination. Re... Read more
The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recently published research that determined the most effective gluteal exercises. The study compared specific gluteal exercises to a traditional squat to see which exercises targeted the butt muscles most effect... Read more
Workout vs. Sleep. Workout wins. I refuse to let today do by without a workout. I'm pulling out a Denise Austin DVD and doing some legs and arms before the stroke of midnight. Goodnight Sparkpeople!... Read more
I've been using workout videos to exercise for at least 20 years (I'm 32). But over the last couple of years, I've had a child, lost the weight, developed health issues, & gained most of the weight back. That being said, I haven't worked out much at... Read more
After a workout: 2500-2700. I never reach even 2500 but I do hit 1600-2100. I think the range is high b/c Fitbit, daily activity calories being counted. Daily activity is accounted for on Spark in my BMR which is higher than the Fitbit app BMR.... Read more
Being over 300lbs makes it a little hard to keep up with a man like Billy Blanks or even walking in place with Leslie Sansone. My question is should I workout at my own pace when doing the dvds or should I try and keep up with them.... Read more
My son loves to dance and sing. We've started dancing several times a week, it's great cardio for me. AND since his fave CD right now is Handy Manny that latin beat has me rocking and swinging my hips, great ab and leg workout! It's a great way to... Read more
When sitting around on the computer or in front of the tv, get out your exercise balance ball. Sitting on the ball while on the PC helps with balance. When watching the tv, sit and jump up and down for a great leg workout.322... Read more
Even though fall is just a few short weeks away, it is never too late to begin lower body strength training exercises that will leave you with shapelier, leaner legs come next spring.
Note that you do not have to do all these exercises to get th... Read more
Last month I wrote a blog on strength training exercises for walkers. This week's blog will focus on strength training exercises geared toward cyclists.
It was once believed that having endurance athletes, such as cyclists and runners, partici... Read more
Today was leg day. For most people it sucks, and they get through it, but I have 26" legs, and love training them because they are strong. probably from carrying my heavy butt around at 300 + lbs. for a decade.
I started with 20 minutes on the... Read more
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