Proper form is important for any exercise. When using machines, where weight targets specific muscles in specific ways, it’s even more important. This gym staple is a machine that many people use improperly. Avoid injury by making sure you&rsqu... 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
A fitness trend is sweeping the nation that involves balancing oneself on an oversized ball while performing functional resistance movements. The ball is referred to as a "physio" or "Swiss" ball and has grabbed the attention of n... 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
Nothing but legs today: Walking at work, Elliptical & legs workout machines at the gym. Leg day today, tomorrow wheelchair! Lmao I feel sore but feeling accomplished. Might be Rest day tomorrow. Woot! Woot!!... Read more
I'm wondering what cardio machines people on the boards like using that have given them results. Exercising right now isn't an option due to the insane high temperatures we are experiencing and I can only imagine that fires will be happening soon lik... Read more
I am essentially a newbie to exercise although I have been 'dieting' without success for over 20 years 24
I had decided 21 days ago to change my life and part of this overall plan is to exercise each day and I am super excited to say I a... Read more
Any thoughts on how to get my legs more flexible? I'm a dancer so I am more flexible than the average human anyway, but I want to extend my side flexibility so when I dance I'm burning more calories. Thoughts?... Read more
If you get the Tip of the Day email, then you got this one, today. Are you asking for a knee injury? is the subject line. I could not get this machine to fit me, even with the instructor's help. It would put too much pressure against my knee and u... 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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