It’s a classic question with no right or wrong answer. If you want an effective strength training workout, should you use free weights or machines? Which option will help you reach your goals? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice... Read more
Make your fitness dreams come true once and for all, starting with the classic pull up!
Pull ups are one way to showcase ultimate strength and conditioning, and they're no easy feat for the beginner. But both men and women can achieve pull-u... Read more
Most people believe that all exercises are good, safe and effective. After all it's exercise—and that has to count for something, doesn't it?
The truth is that some common exercises aren't safe at all (especially for people who... Read more
Cool evenings, hillsides bursting with color, re-discovering your favorite pair of worn jeans…it just doesn't get much better than fall. One of the best things about this time of year is that it's a perfect opportunity to get outsi... Read more
Is there anything more boring than the treadmill? After endless hours staring at the same wall, anyone would start to wonder if that’s all there is to exercise. But it doesn’t have to be that way. By shaking it up and loading your wor... Read more
BMR stands for basal metabolic rate. It's the number of calories you burn just through activities of daily living- your heart beating, walking to the car from the house, etc. It's the majority of the calories you burn each day,... Read more
I really have a hard time standing for long enough to cook. Plus I am so picky. I need very simple easy to cook. Hate salad, sigh. I desperately need to change. I am a food addict. I think. I weigh 257.5 lbs and I am 5 ft. 3 in. And 59 yrs old.... Read more
Remember the film peter pan who was a lawyer and forgot how to fly, and the fairy told him in order to fly u must think happy thoughts..my secret is happy thoughts or the power of positive thinking..never did i think that there is impossible or that... Read more
A few years ago, you would have been more likely to find me in the weight room than on a treadmill. I loved strength training; I would have done it daily (in lieu of cardio) if possible. But something changed more recently that has me enjoying cardio... Read more
Last week's fitness round-up blog featured eight lower body resistance band exercises. As mentioned earlier, resistance bands are a great investment to add to your fitness arsenal. Not only are they inexpensive, but they are quite convenient to tuck... Read more
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