You hear about them. You see people using them in the gym. They’re in stores, on TV, and have entire fitness classes designed around them. You think about these stretchy bands and what good (if any) they do. You want to know: What are the b... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
Every movement we make—from walking to driving—involves our muscles. Muscles are unique. They have the ability to relax, contract, and... Read more
So you've been cleared for exercise after the birth of your baby and you're anxious to get outside and get moving! But who's going to watch your little one? If running or walking is your thing, you can take baby along in a jogging strolle... Read more
Thinking about pregnancy? Whether you’re aiming to get pregnant next year or in the next few months, you should be getting ready now. This is the time to take inventory of your nutrition habits and make necessary changes that will promote good... Read more
Everyone's holding their wallets and purse strings a little tighter these days. But that doesn't mean that you have to give up on getting fit just because times are tight. Exercise can be easy to fit into your day, just as it can be inexpensi... Read more
It has been 2 weeks since I have found the strength to start watching what I eat and to begin exercising again. I feel my flexibility and strength have improved over the last two weeks and I have been doing some form of exercise consistently so in t... Read more
I'm looking for some advice on how I should set my goals relative to the nutrition tracker.
About a month ago, I had my goal set moderately, to get down to 300 (a mini-goal, if you will). I lost about 10 pounds for the couple weeks I had that s... Read more
This might be a silly question, but I'm going to ask.
I did some exercise today where I did as much of [insert exercise] as I could in one minute. I'm not sure how to track it.
My brain confuses reps vs sets.
I did 30 wall push-ups i... Read more
I am looking to see if the setting for the message board can be changed I prefer to read from the top to the bottom instead of bottom to the top when reading on the board is there a way that can be changed on a individual basis.
thank... Read more
What are your weekly goals and do you really execute them? My 3 goals for this week are 1)Bed by 9:00pm (which is in a few minutes) 2)Tasks are written and completed everyday 3)Workouts are done in the mornings... Read more
Baking my own bread has become easy and cost effective. I started using the "Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day" plan about 2 months ago and I love. I used to buy 2 loaves of bread a day for my family. Now, I bake it myself for a fraction of the cost... Read more
I have a set of resistance bands that I carry in my suitcase when I'm traveling. Takes up minimal room, can be used anywhere, and so I don't have to skip workouts. They were about $10 I think at Walmart and there is a few different resistance level... Read more
A group for all us girls trying to make a little one! A discussion involving everything from POAS (pee on a stick) to dpo (days past ovulation) to baby dancing. Get ready.... set... conceive!... Read more
Full body resistance band workouts are great for when you are short on time and going to the gym is not an option. They provide an excellent alternative for a full range of exercises when you do not have access to free weights or other exercise equi... Read more
Giveaway closed.The winner is ENERGY25ME.A few months ago, I had the privilege of winning two amazing contests that were sponsored by Life Fitness, a leading exercise equipment manufacturer, and the American Council on Exercise (ACE), a non-profit or... Read more
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