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
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
Whether it's the looming threat of black ice, the relentless wind pounding your lungs or the snow pelting your face, the winter months have a way of making outdoor exercise seem less than appealing. But if you're someone who meets chilly weat... 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
Ever gone through a workout and afterwards said, "That was great, except I forgot to work my triceps," or "I should have done a set of leg lifts"? Here’s a workout that will have you thinking, "Why haven't I don... Read more
I'm 52, so I know exercise is important, even though weight loss is really 80% diet.
My body is always achy and my back is always tight. I figured it would be much worse if I stopped exercising.
For the most part, I was doing Denise Austin... 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
If you are having troubles doing stretches, particularly quad stretches, try doing them in the pool. Use a noodle to capture your foot, pull it to the side and then twist it behind you and use the noodle and the water to help you stretch the front o... Read more
Walk into almost any gym and you have probably seen a stack of blue dome-shaped gadgets, better known as the BOSU (Both Sides Up) Trainer. This interesting piece of equipment allows you to use both sides for working on balance and proprioception whi... Read more
Medicine Balls provide a great alternative to the standard free weights and resistance bands many of us own and use for strength training at home. Not only do medicine balls provide us with a larger range of motion compared to other workout equipment... Read more
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