When you stretch regularly, you will become more flexible and better able to handle more involved, complex stretches. This flexibility routine includes more advanced stretches, so make sure you've mastered the basics before trying these moves. 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
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
"Time is money," Benjamin Franklin advised a young tradesman in a 1748 essay. Although we don’t know to what extent he applied Franklin’s wisdom, most of us do understand the implications of this adage in our own lives. When it... Read more
When you're short on time, proper stretching can be the first thing to go! That's why we created this short and effective full-body stretching routine that you can breeze through in fewer than five minutes. Remember to warm up first and never... Read more
Has anyone here suffered from "the grass is always greener syndrome" with weight loss?
Just imagine. You're on a diet/weight loss plan that is working for you. Maybe you're tracking calories here on Sparkpeople. The weight is coming off, and you... Read more
On this website and others, I can find plenty of articles, advice and message board topics related to getting your spouse to lose weight, eat healthy or get active; or how your own weight loss can affect the relationship (how the non weight loser can... Read more
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How do I enter 3 sets of 15 right and 15 left dumbbell rows into the tracker? I've been putting in 3x15 but should it be 3 x 30 or two entries of... Read more
For those of us who are different. Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of THE DARK SIDE. If you like swinging from the stars, howling at the moon and crawling under rocks at dawn...Join us!
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The plank, according to many experts, is by far one of best exercises we can do to help strengthen our core--the muscles that support our back and abdomen. And because there are many different variations in performing this exercise, they... Read more
Love handles, the spare tire, the middle age spread: Call it what you will, but nobody likes having excess flab around the waistline (not even when we name it cute things like "muffin" top). And while you can target the oblique muscles loca... Read more
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