More and more kids are gravitating toward weight training. In most cases, strength training is safe and encouraged for kids. However, when done incorrectly, whether too intensely or too early in life, it can lead to permanent damage. Fitness trainer... Read more
Imagine you’re in Pamplona, Spain, in July. You’re sightseeing, shopping through downtown for that perfect souvenir for your spouse back home (hey, someone had to watch the kids, right?). You notice a crowd. Then a commotion. Then, right... Read more
You've heard the rumblings about bacteria. Once seen as just dirty germs, these microbes are now more accurately divided into two categories: disease-causing agents, or "bad" bacteria, and health-promoting "good" bacteria.
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SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
We often hear a lot about aerobic or “cardio” exercise and how it improves fitness, reduces one’s risk of lifestyle diseases, an... Read more
I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme... Read more
I have a problem most overweight woman do not have.I am oddly proportioned. I have very small breasts and all my weight is in my tummy and I am only 4 11 1/2. there are no clothes made for me. The industry assumes that big woman have Gigantic boobs,... Read more
I'm Barbara. I hope I can reach my goal and keep it off. Thanks in advance for all of your help. I think I can do it this time. I'm beginning to become out of breath and my belly gets in my way.... Read more
Can I really gain up to 10 pounds on my time of the month? It isn't that much though it is about 5 pounds most of the time or a little more. I don't know why and I have no idea whether this is water weight or me not eating healthy. I gain more and ha... Read more
23 with 100 pounds to lose. Down 10 so far this year. About to start the Spring Into Shape challenge and looking for a motivation buddy to text or kik about goals, healthy meals, workouts, etc.... Read more
Music goes a long way with motivating me to work out. I can't imagine running, teaching Spinning class or even lifting weights without some good tunes to keep my mood and energy levels high. When I teach classes, music takes center stage. I take a lo... Read more
As I've mentioned before, Spinning is one of my favorite workout classes, whether I'm taking the class as a student or leading the ride myself as the instructor. I love to teach Spinning, and I try to draw on various motivational techniques a... Read more
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