Yoga, which comes from the Sanskrit yuj word meaning "union," originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. There are many forms of yoga, but in general, yoga focuses on breathing techniques (pranayama), postures (asanas), flexibility, and... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
Stretching comes naturally to all of us. You might notice that if you have been sitting in a particular position for a long time, you stretch unco... Read more
Most people believe that all exercises are good, safe and effective. After all it's exercise—and that has to count for something, doesn't it?
The truth is that some common exercises aren't safe at all (especially for people who... Read more
Running may be challenging, but it is an activity humans were designed to do—and it's something nearly everyone can enjoy if we allow time and patience for our bodies to adapt to the demands of the sport. But that doesn't mean that prop... Read more
I sat listening quietly to the women in my monthly weight-loss support group talk amongst themselves over the conference line. Marge was sharing how happy she was to be back to her regular daily walks after months of being derailed by her broken ankl... Read more
About a week and a half ago I woke up in the morning, tried to sit up, and pulled my neck/shoulder muscle with my leading side. It hurts pretty bad and feels like a nerve is pinched in several places down my arm. Like the 'funny-bone' feeling... Read more
I pulled a muscle in my back changing diapers lol
At least it wasn't because of jillian Michael's lol
So yup nutrition is crutual
Was hoping to be a size smaller by Dec 4th for our Christmas dinner
If you ever did JM it is possible in 2 weeks... Read more
I'm (finally) back on a regular plan and whatnot, but two weeks in, I'm finding my scale is stuck. I know that muscle weighs more than fat and that the amount of exercise I'm doing (2-3 miles in the pool 4x/week) is building a muscle more than losing... Read more
The scale can make you think you are not losing weight. You may even gain weight as you develop muscle mass. Don't give up! As you develop muscle, the fat will start decreasing. A pound of muscle equals the same as a pound of fat, but muscle is small... Read more
Inspiration for women focused on increasing lean muscle mass and lowering body fat through strength training and having FUN doing it. Some come on aboard and join up with us. You will not regret it!... Read more
By now, you probably know how important it is to warm up before you work out. Warming up prepares your body for the increased demands of physical activity, reducing your risk of injury and complications. Beyond sending more oxygen and blood flow to y... Read more
When starting a weight-loss plan, most of us hope to lose body fat, specifically—not muscle mass. But when we lose weight, a large percentage of the total weight lost can be muscle. Is there any way to reduce that muscle loss? How to Lose... Read more
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