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
Hello there :)
(sorry for grammar or spelling mistakes, i'm from germany and my english isn't the best..)
I'm a bit frustrated.
Yesterday I had an appointment at my gym. when i had my first appointment a year ago I stood on a scale and wa... Read more
Hi...:) ..I am experiencing water retention as I walk for 5 kms each day.I drink 8-10 glasses of water during the day.How can I lose this water weight?please help..because its very bad feeling when a dress fits me completely at night and the next mor... Read more
I'm not doing any intense body building or anything like that, I'm just trying to lose weight and get to a level of normal or average fitness. Squats have always hurt my legs but I remember about 5 years ago it seemed I could get sore, heal, then aft... Read more
The fat overlying your gluteal muscles (butt muscles) is what causes the dimples. You have to keep on your nutrition plan and exercise to reduce that. To improve shape: squats, hip thrusters, and lunges will work. Also, patience.... 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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