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
Sure it might be tempting to eat an entire box of chocolates, splurge on a romantic dinner or skip the gym in favor of a movie this Valentine's Day, but you don’t have to let your love life derail your plans to get fit this year. With these... Read more
Hey you scallywags! No more hogboshing around the deck swabs; it’s time to earn your eye patches! This here is called "The Pirate Workout" and if you’re looking for a fun and rewarding upper body workout, you should be all over... Read more
This is the printable version of our Bootcamp Day 7 Workout Video. We recommend that you watch the video (and read its supporting text) before trying this abbreviated version.
Climbing a Rope Crunches
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This is the printable version of our Bootcamp Day 4 Workout Video. We recommend that you watch the video (and read its supporting text) before trying this abbreviated version.
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I'm trying to log a couple things into the fitness tracker and not having much success. I'm not sure how to log my Planks as I'm doing a plank challenge starting off at 20 seconds and eventually working my way up to 4 mins. It keeps asking me to ente... Read more
Do you believe what you eat makes a difference?
For instance if someone were to stay in their calorie range-but were not eating any fruits or veggies, not drinking their water, etc. Do you think their results would be different than someone who... Read more
I've noticed the most that my blood pressure has lowered significantly, I now get 8 un-interrupted hours of sleep per night and wake up refreshed, and most of all, my mood has improved TREMENDOUSLY. I have been diagnosed with a mental illness for yea... Read more
I have started the 30day ab challenge. When I went to put my exercises into the tracker here on SP it says that doing a plank doesn't burn any calories? I'm a bit confused cause it's very hard work and I struggle to do it.... Read more
I'm curious to know if anyone out there in the Spark world is finding meditation helpful. I am a true believer in mind over matter and have been using guided meditation along with visualization recently. After several weeks of healthy eating, plent... Read more
Having trouble holding a plank38 I take my mind off the length of time I hold one by trying to do it for the duration of a record on the radio and by concentrating on my breathing. So far (this morning) I've managed 4;23 to Robbie William's Feel.I "F... Read more
For anyone struggling with weight issues due to insulin resistance, diabetes, PCOS, and hypoglycemia. Diet Health Benefits also help reduce HBP, Cholesterol, Triglycerides, & Liver Enzymes.
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The plank, according to many experts, is by far one of best exercises we can do to help strengthen our core--the muscles that support our back and abdomen. And because there are many different variations in performing this exercise, they... Read more
For years celebrities such as Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston have attributed their lean physiques and flexibility to yoga, an activity that has been practiced for thousands of years. Even SparkPeople's own dailySpark.com editor, Stepfanie... Read more
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