The weather outside is frightful-- but that pond in your neighborhood is delightful. Frozen solid now, it offers all kinds of possibilities for winter sports that’ll keep you trim until springtime. What’s more, if you take to the ice... 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
Whether you have a disability or a chronic condition that limits your mobility, exercise doesn't have to be out of reach or even painful. In fact, depending on your condition, your health care provider has probably recommended that you increase y... Read more
You hear about them. You see people using them in the gym. They’re in stores, on TV, and have entire fitness classes designed around them. You think about these stretchy bands and what good (if any) they do. You want to know: What are the b... 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
My current routine for leg day is:
Squats (warm-up sets) 3 sets x 5 reps @ 65% - 75% - 85%
Squats (working sets) 3 sets x 8 reps of 100%
Dual Leg Extensions 3 sets x 10 reps @ 50% of working squats
Dual Leg Curls 3 sets x 10 reps @ 25% of wor... Read more
Hi Coach Denise,
I was wondering why my minutes for fitness aren't loading up on the tracker side of the page . My minutes haven't changed for two days ? My tracker is functioning so I was wondering what I might be doing wrong. My second thought i... Read more
Back to the gym again, this time with a fitness coach to hold me accountable. I committed to at least 3 days per week of strength training and cardio for 1 hour total. He will call me if I do not hold to my commitment. That's what I need! How abp... Read more
I'm Phyllis. I always had trouble reaching my goal; obtain the fit tumblr girl's body. Sometimes I'll success and I fail again. Then I tried doing it all over again with my friend, she is just like me, lack of motivation, which is a pure failure to u... Read more
It is Fitness Week at work in the Gym. They are giving us a different activity to do everyday to earn extra points. Yesterday 20 crunches on the ball, 10 hamstring curls with the ball, 10 push ups legs on the ball. Today 1/2 mile walk outside around... 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
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
This past Monday kicked off National Sleep Awareness Week (March 7th-13th) bringing attention to the important role sleep plays, not only in our overall health, but our weight loss journey as well. Studies have shown that over the years the amount o... Read more
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