For shoulders and arms, few gym machines are more effective than the Overhead Press. It works the deltoid muscles, or the sides of your shoulders, which are good for lifting boxes from shelves or picking up a small child. If you’ve never used t... Read more
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Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain.
Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo... 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
In this exercise, movement will come from the shoulders and elbows.
Start by sitting on the seat and adjusting the leg-restraint pad to the appropriate height. Your feet should be flat on the floor and the pad should help keep your l... Read more
Is there a way to record a recipe to my tracker without making it public on the site? Sometimes I want to add a recipe to my favorites that is from another website and change it to suit me but don't want to break copyright laws by making it public. I... Read more
I'm trying to make my own custom list of favorite foods by manually entering them into my food tracker. When you do this, is it best to put the amount of the serving next to the food name on the manual list and just mark it as 1 serving or do you jus... Read more
Hi everyone in Sparkpeople land!
I have been very tried lately. I don't know exactly why, but I have. I have to literally force myself to exercise. I went to the doctors and he stated that I should be using a multivitamin, but I take them. I do... Read more
If I enter that I want to lose 2 pounds in 2 weeks it says I should eat 1200-1550 calories a day. If I enter that I want to lose 4 pounds in 4 weeks it says I should eat 1350-1700 calories a day.
Why?... Read more
Am I the only one who does great all week long and then fails to record nutrition and exercise over the weekend? I feel like this is keeping me from progressing!
Any tips out there to help over come this?
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February kicks off the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's American Heart Month along with the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign which focuses on heart health awareness for women. Heart disease is still the leading ca... Read more
Compound exercises are those exercises that work multiple muscles or muscle groups around multiple joints such as a squat. Isolation exercises, on the other hand, work a single muscle or muscle group around a single joint such as a bicep curl. Compou... Read more
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