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
Scary morning. ...... felt like I was gonna lose my legs when I got up. ...... I'm okay now. ... but unlocked the front door just in case I had to call 911....... ugh! !! Hope that doesn't happen again!... Read more
I'm noticing many HCG questions on SparkPeople, and thought the latest Dr. Woliner article on HCG diets would help..
(BY DR. KENNETH WOLINER)
Like clockwork, I receive at least one phone call a week asking, “Do you do the HCG diet?”
“A... Read more
I need help on how I can motivate myself on losing weight weight...ive gained over 40lbs in2 months and not happy at all...I line to cook and have a boyfriend that loves tri eat but will support me...just need to start...... Read more
In the last 2 years I've lost over 150 lbs. In the last 4 months I've started a new job that is very sedentary, and have gained back about 6 lbs. I am exhausted by the time I'm home, and feel like I'm just pushing through each day. Any advice? :(... Read more
At 54 and losing both my parents to congestive heart failure I thought I was doomed to follow in their footsteps , it wasn't until I hired a health coach and read the book eat to live by Dr. Joel Furman that I have a new lease on life .... 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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