Most people believe that all exercises are good, safe and effective. After all, it's all exercise, and that has to count for something, doesn't it?
The truth is that some of the machines in gyms aren't safe at all (especially for peo... Read more
SparkPeople has always promoted the benefits of a 10-minute workout as a great way to start incorporating fitness into your life. Studies have shown that the benefits of 10-minute fitness bursts, including improved blood sugar control, can last for u... Read more
Her boots may have been for walkin’, but Jessica Simpson obviously does a little more with those boots in order to keep a body like that! To make sure she looked extra-great for her role as Daisy Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard, the former M... Read more
"Time is money," Benjamin Franklin advised a young tradesman in a 1748 essay. Although we don’t know to what extent he applied Franklin’s wisdom, most of us do understand the implications of this adage in our own lives. When it... Read more
When you think about “fitness classes,” what images come to mind? Do you picture skinny people (leg warmers included) jumping around and kicking their legs to loud music? Although that might have been the case 10 or 20 years ago, the late... Read more
What am I doing wrong or could it just be me?
When I do these with my toes pointed straight ahead it hurts on the outside of my knees. If I do them with my toes pointed out I have no pain. I have never been able to squat down and put my rear n... Read more
I joined SparkPeople.com because I want to lose weight while pursuing a healthier lifestyle. I've been here for about five weeks now, and the scale has moved an almost disappointing five pounds. Instead of being unhappy about my slow progress, I am m... Read more
One of the goals I set for myself was to be able to squat my own body weight and with a combination of lifting heavy and losing weight, today I did it! 150# on the bar, current weight is 150!! 344... Read more
I am not new to SP but I am new to these 30 day challenges. I started a squat challenge today with 50 squats and it felt great! I wouldn't mind making some friends here, I think it will help me be successful in dieting and staying activ... Read more
This is honestly one of the coolest things I've seen... To ride the Moscow subway for free, do 30 squats.
As part of a Russian campaign to make citizens healthier, riders who buy a ticket at Vystavochnaya station in western Moscow have the optio... Read more
For anyone struggling with weight issues due to insulin resistance, diabetes, PCOS, and hypoglycemia. Diet Health Benefits also help reduce HBP, Cholesterol, Triglycerides, & Liver Enzymes.
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Compound exercises are those exercises that work multiple muscles or muscle groups around multiple joints such as a squat. Isolation exercises, on the other hand, work a single muscle or muscle group around a single joint such as a bicep curl. Compou... Read more
When you work out smarter, you don't necessarily have to exercise longer or harder in order to get results. "Lack of time" is the most common reason why people don't exercise, but is that really a good excuse? Truth is: You don'... Read more
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