If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le... Read more
Medicine balls are a great way to exercise any area of your body, whether upper, lower, or core. There are different sized exercise balls from 2-12, that you can use for numerous different exercises.
Medicine ball training is suitable for... Read more
Snow enthusiasts everywhere are counting down the days until they can hit the slopes. Both skiing and snowboarding are fun and exciting winter pursuits. But these demanding physical activities also pose high risks. Without proper training, you won... Read more
Although yoga has been around for thousands of years, it's become increasingly popular recently and has undergone quite the makeover. There are intense, sweaty styles of yoga that make the muscles of even the fittest people tremble; there are gen... Read more
We love them, we look forward to them, we talk about them for weeks before and weeks after – vacations. Those 1-2 weeks of the year when we get away from it all – work, responsibilities, car pools. Unfortunately, there is something el... Read more
I have worked my way up to walking about 5 miles each morning. Most days my legs seem to be tight and hurt, which is slowing my time down. Other days, they are ok. I am wondering if I should stretch before I start my walk? I take the dogs with an... Read more
This morning I went for my run and while I was doing my 1/4 mile warmup walk I felt a pop in my right knee. Pain shot down my leg. I stopped and rubbed my knee a bit and the pain subsided to a dull ache. it might not have been the best decision, b... Read more
As a double lung transplant recipient, it is not always possible to "plan" ahead for the future, but one thing we do have control over is making the decision to establish goals for the future. I started Spark People 2 years ago in an attempt to he... Read more
hi I been suffering with bavk pain since oct. 2012 at my last physical (couple days ago) my doctor was going to have a mri done to see if something is wrong with my muscles... the only problem is my insurence from the state won't cover an mri foil I... Read more
i was doing weight watchers etools for 3 months now and it's free till the end of the month so i canceled the etools and i'm back here. i love this cause it's free and it does help. i'm still on weight watchers but i really like sparkpeople better wh... Read more
Simple swaying and stretching to do while in public or at home. Bouncing and bee-booping to the music while at work or even in an internet cafe isn't really out of place and I can feel the burn in just a few minutes. Better than slumping over your co... Read more
Lie CROSSWAYS OF BED on stomach hands over head arms by ears really stretch Lift head upper torso hold - breathe deep count to 30 relax count to 10 repeat THIS TIME alternate flex/point toes, repeat THIS TIME alternate feet flex/point toes repeat THI... Read more
One of the best ways to start your day in a healthy way is to take a moment to ground your thoughts by stretching and intentionally breathing. It's amazing what you can accomplish in less than seven minutes to set your day on the right path... Read more
According to our polls, most of you are fans of NBC's "The Biggest Loser" reality show. The popular series, now in its seventh season, has become its very own brand, turning out books, fitness products, and workout DVDs. I decided to try their lates... Read more
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