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
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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
So you've been cleared for exercise after the birth of your baby and you're anxious to get outside and get moving! But who's going to watch your little one? If running or walking is your thing, you can take baby along in a jogging strolle... Read more
It's freezing cold outside, it’s dark when you get home, and you're still recovering from those extra holiday calories you put away over the last couple weeks. That’s a pretty good excuse to sit inside by the fire, snuggle up... Read more
Happy Passover and Joyous Easter to all!
On the treadmill this morning my mind began to drift. I was remembering Easter as a young girl. Every year my mom and I would ride the bus to Newberrys or JC Pennys for a new spring outfit for me. It wa... Read more
It's been a long time since I've logged in here. Since my last visit I did re-join Weight Watchers, where I lost about 6 lbs but then "fell off the wagon". I've gained it all back, my ankles are swollen again (they had gone down when I started weig... Read more
I know building muscle won't happen overnight, but I'm just wondering about how long it takes to strengthen muscles some. I've been doing an arm routine for about a month now, and I've upped the weights I use from about 2 lbs to 2.5 lbs. I did this... Read more
Hi all. I'm Amber. I've been a sparkpeople member since 2007.
In 2010 I managed to lose 60-lbs with spark. In September of that year I fell off the wagon but kept the weight off for a good long time but within two years it was all back.
S... Read more
I know how to remove Spark Friends if they still have an account or have not made their page private. Is there a way to remove those who are no longer on SparkPeople - the ones with no link to their page?... Read more
Baking my own bread has become easy and cost effective. I started using the "Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day" plan about 2 months ago and I love. I used to buy 2 loaves of bread a day for my family. Now, I bake it myself for a fraction of the cost... Read more
Resistance is experienced as fear; the degree of fear equates to the strength of Resistance. Therefore, the more fear we feel about a specific enterprise, the more certain we can be that that enterprise is important to us and to the growth of our sou... Read more
Full body resistance band workouts are great for when you are short on time and going to the gym is not an option. They provide an excellent alternative for a full range of exercises when you do not have access to free weights or other exercise equi... Read more
The folks at Life Fitness are giving away Body Shape Kits (pictured above) to help two lucky readers turn their homes into a fitness haven.
They say: "The Body Shape Kit addresses the five key elements of a healthy lifestyle--cardio, strength, bal... Read more
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