Isolating the gluteus medius (a small and hard-to-train muscle located above the gluteus maximus, just below the lower back) can improve your alignment and reduce back and knee pain. According to researchers at the University of Wisconsin at Milwauke... Read more
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
It's no secret that the modern bicycle is a versatile machine, offering options for transportation, recreation, fitness, competition and employment. Cycling provides a host of health benefits, including improved cardiovascular functioning, leg st... Read more
We all want to live our lives to the fullest. At every major life stage, whether a birthday, New Year, or even a tragedy, you likely ask yourself whether you’ve really been enjoying your life as much as you could be. Think about—or better... Read more
This is Step 4 in a series of 5 articles about starting and sticking to a budget. To start with step 1, click here. 4. Adjust your spending. Now comes the hard part. Take that budget and start looking at where you can cut down on spending. Here are s... Read more
Hello everyone, my name is Cass and I am new to Spark People. I am usually good at keeping my weight down but this winter was bad for me. I live in Pittsburgh PA and as far as I was concerned this was the worst winter ever. I already don't like winte... Read more
I've been very sore from being on my feet for about 34-36 hours a week- mostly walking. My activity level has shot up drastically. I'm burning about 500-700 more calories per day than I was on some of my more sedentary days. However, I'm not actually... Read more
I know I know, I have read this before from others and think I know what to say to them. But I am feeling it too.
I feel like I am doing the best I can and not getting there fast enough. I usually do not lose for the first two weeks but this time... Read more
For my cable company I get basic cable services for high speed internet, landline telephone and the bottom 20 cable stations plus some other random higher channels like the Music Choice stations all at $105/month
When I had extended/expanded cab... 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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