If your knees are giving you problems, and you feel like the Tin Man from "The Wizard of Oz" when getting out of bed, you’re not alone. Nearly 50 million Americans feel the same way.
Knees are the most commonly injured joints in... Read more
The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recently published research that determined the most effective gluteal exercises. The study compared specific gluteal exercises to a traditional squat to see which exercises targeted the butt muscles most effect... Read more
The shoulder is the most moveable and unstable joint in the body. The "ball" in the upper arm is actually larger than the socket that holds it, and with the range of motion being so great, it is susceptible to injury.
To remain stable,... Read more
Whether you have a disability or a chronic condition that limits your mobility, exercise doesn't have to be out of reach or even painful. In fact, depending on your condition, your health care provider has probably recommended that you increase y... Read more
Proper form is important for any exercise. When using machines, where weight targets specific muscles in specific ways, it’s even more important. This gym staple is a machine that many people use improperly. Avoid injury by making sure you&rsqu... Read more
Hi I'm Sydnee (: I'm 15 and 5 foot 1. I currently weigh 105 pounds and have a goal of 90. I've been diagnosed with an eating disorder and have really been struggling with everything. Let's motivate each other? (:... Read more
I'm starting over, and want the weight tracker report to start over as well, so that when I pull it up, it doesn't go all the way back to last year when I first entered some data.
Is there a way to easily delete all that previous information, or... Read more
Which one do you think is better and why? I cannot decide which one I want to do. I like WW because fruits and veggies are free. And if I exercise, I get to eat more. Plus, there are extra points I can eat during the week if I want to. I hate feeling... Read more
I'll tell you my story, and my trials.
I have always been overweight, my entire life. I tried a a few fad diets, lost and gained weight quite a few times. Then about 7 years ago, i decided I needed to have a serious lifestyle change. I bought the b... Read more
The next time you're out for a walk in the park make use of the park benches you pass. At the 1st bench do 5 step-ups for each leg...at the next one do 5 tricep dips, then try push-ups off a bench, then seated leg lifts... Just keep alternating. Y... Read more
Last week's fitness blog featured strength training exercises a beginner could do at home. This week's blog features those exercises that allow you to do a full-body workout routine in the gym.
If you feel you do not have time to incorporate al... Read more
Strength training exercises are important for all of us to do, but they can be extremely helpful for walkers since they allow for greater muscle balance, flexibility and range of motion.Upper body strength training exercises are just as important to... Read more
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