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
I blew past the goal of getting my BMI under 30 this morning. Since I weigh in on the wii, the little voice chastises me every morning, "that's obese". This morning it said, "that's overweight."
Don't get me wrong. I am not happy to be overwe... Read more
Hey! I am back on after a long break. I just had my 3rd child after having my 2nd in April of last year. In 2 years, I have been pregnant for all but 7 months! Hoping to get back in shape for a 5th anniversary ski trip with the hubby in January!... Read more
I am feeling so overwhelmed with the amount of weight I have to lose. I need to lose 100 pounds to get to a healthy weight of 150. I am currently 260. I just would be so thrilled to get out of the 200's. As I am getting older this extra weight really... Read more
So my apsergers son and I made it through summer and I did not gain a thing ( I did not lose but I did not gain). I somehow kept up my exercise. Now that school has started I have gained 5 pounds! I am currently taking care of my parents, 83, my dad... 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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