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
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
Thinking about pregnancy? Whether you’re aiming to get pregnant next year or in the next few months, you should be getting ready now. This is the time to take inventory of your nutrition habits and make necessary changes that will promote good... Read more
Although working out and eating right help you feel good and improve your health, there's no doubt that most of us also do so to improve our appearance. And with shorts and swimsuit season quickly approaching, cellulite might be on the minds of m... Read more
On November 4, 2012, my doctor telephoned me to tell me I was a diabetic. It was devastating news. I went to 2 churches and had the leaders pray over me for healing. We went to a dietician for help with our diet. She told us about Sparkpeople. I... Read more
I have worked my way up to walking about 5 miles each morning. Most days my legs seem to be tight and hurt, which is slowing my time down. Other days, they are ok. I am wondering if I should stretch before I start my walk? I take the dogs with an... Read more
I had some Long Term goals set up in my "Other Goals" page, and wanted to revamp them. I deleted them, hoping to start fresh, and then realized I was unable to find where to add a new Long Term goal. How do I set this up?
Thanks!... 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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