The pool can be a scary place. You have to wear a swimsuit (ack!), get your hair wet and know the rules of the road—er, swim lanes. But don't let that stop you! Water provides an excellent workout, especially for people with joint issues or... Read more
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
I recently swam laps for the first time since my childhood swimming lessons. The next day, when my muscles were sore and fatigued, I realized that there was much more to swimming than just splashing around. This gentle-but-challenging form of exercis... Read more
If you're new to exercise, overweight, or dealing with pain caused by an injury or a chronic condition like arthritis, your doctor may have recommended that you start a low-impact workout program. But what does "low impact" really mean&... Read more
Everything you do burns calories—breathing, sleeping, standing, and all of the active pursuits you enjoy. But what does it take to burn just 100 calories? You may be surprised by how little—or how much—activity you have to do to ach... Read more
I realize this is going to make me sound completely loony, but I'm posting anyways just because I need some outside voices. So I'm 35, 5'6 with a little over 100lbs to lose, and I've made several starts and then stopped for various reasons, or rather... Read more
I am trying to find scientific evidence of that often-heard statement that '98 % of those who lose weight have gained it back (and more) within 5 years.". (Some say it's 95%). I would really like to know if that's true.
It is hard to find any cl... Read more
WEIGHT GOAL REACHED!! Yay I'm sooo excited!! I don't think I have been this weight since I was a teen! Thanks to God, with the help of Sparkpeople and Fitness Blender it was possible =)
Happy Saturday everyone!!!... Read more
Water weight around period time? Is this a posibility? I weighed Wednesday and was only down 1lb. The scale was hanging out in my kitchen Thursday so I stepped on it. According to that day I was down 3lbs and this was in the middle of the day... Read more
One of my favorite activities, aside from running, is water aerobics. Some gyms refer to these classes as Aqua-Exercises, Hydro-Workouts or Aquatic Exercises. If you have never taken a water aerobics class, I highly encourage you to do so. Not only w... Read more
Three summers ago, I ventured into the world of water aerobics. This was one class I was certain I could do well in and if not, no one would notice or so I thought. Never having had the grace or the agility to feel comfortable in a step aerobics clas... Read more
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