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
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
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
... set your small and main goals and get excited each time you hit a small goal! Without a time limit you don't have the stress or potential for misery and quitting, you just have happiness when you hit it! Good luck!... Read more
Instead of setting yourself a weekly goal (which is basically putting a time limit on it), set yourself a small goal to start and a bigger, longterm "main" goal. Don't put time limits on them, you will be miserable if you don't reach them. Instead ..... Read more
With hydraulic resistance exercise you are moving fluid. This is similar to aquatic exercise, and is inherently safe even for fragile people. There are no weight stacks to manage or decisions to be made. In most gyms up to 85% of injuries occur... 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
I do not have room for a treadmill or stationary bike, so I set aside a little money every week until I had enough money get good running shoes, free weights, resistance bands, medicine ball, pedometer, & stability ball. I did not get them in one sho... 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
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
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
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