Stretching is good for you, and it feels great, too! That's why we created this short and effective full-body stretching routine that you can follow whether you're a beginner or an advanced exerciser. Remember to warm up first and never stret... Read more
Stretching is an important component of any fitness routine. Although it can be tempting to finish a run and skip the stretches, you know better. Stretching has many benefits, including increased range of motion and improved muscular coordination. Re... Read more
If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le... Read more
In this exercise, movement will come from the knees.
Sit on the chair and place your feet behind the foot pads, which should make contact with your lower shin, just above your ankles. Adjust the seat so that the back of your legs lie... Read more
There are two kinds of people in this world: those who lounge poolside sipping margaritas, and those who jog from the volleyball court to cannonball into the water. Here at SparkPeople, we encourage you to be in the latter group. With sunshine and bl... Read more
Good: 5am SPIN class
Better: Remembered my towel bc sweat
Worst: put the towel on my face only to realize it smells like dog!!!
Thanks a lot for the laundry help, hound. You're lucky you're cute.... Read more
Hardest part about exercising is taking it up a notch. This week I have focused on cardio: elliptical and walking. But I need to kick it up for next week. Ideas? Nothing too dramatic, just enough to get my heartbeat a little past my norm now: 155... Read more
Had a REALLY BAD craving to go downstairs and have a bowl of Special K Berry and Yogurt cereal tonight.... Resisted and now I feel better for not doing it! I would have just felt guilty about eating it anyways! To comfy in bed to get up now! 😁💪... Read more
The quadriceps muscles, located in the front of your thighs, make up the largest muscle group in your body. The quadriceps, often referred to as "quads," are a group of four muscles that run from your hips to your knees. It's important to keep thes... Read more
As you grow older, you may experience a deterioration of your bones and muscles. For many people, the knees are one of the first joints to wear out because they are used every time you need to move from point A to point B. Knee damage can occur in yo... Read more
Boost Your Metabolism in 15 MinutesThe single best way to fire up your calorie burn is with total-body workouts that combine cardio with resistance training. “The goal is to use as many different parts of the body as possible, because the more... Read more
Perhaps the most common question I receive from patients is, ''I can’t exercise because of knee arthritis. What do I do?'' Over 1 in 10 people over the age of 65 suffer from knee arthritis. This can make exercising more challeng... Read more
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