Do you sometimes find yourself skipping the strength training you know you should be doing, just because it’s hard to squeeze it into your hectic schedule? Sure, it’s possible to do a very effective strength training routine at home with... 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
If you live with the daily pain and discomfort of arthritis, you're not the only one. In the United States, an estimated 46 million adults (about 1 in 5) have been diagnosed with arthritis. Hopefully your doctor has given you suggestions about ho... Read more
If you have high blood pressure, the best piece of advice anyone can give you is to listen to your body. How you feel can and should dictate the frequency and intensity of your workouts. While it is possible—and preferable—to lose weight... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
Every movement we make—from walking to driving—involves our muscles. Muscles are unique. They have the ability to relax, contract, and... Read more
I have decided to alternate strength training and cardio. Today is strength training, but how is I possible to reach my 500-800 calories burned just by strength training? Wouldn't I have to do 5-8 Toning videos to burn that?... Read more
I love subs, but they're so high cal and don't last long enough for me to consider worth it (eating half for one meal, the rest for a second).. Google wouldn't help, kept trying to find bread substitutes instead, so if anyone has any faves, I'd love... Read more
How does everyone alternate strength and cardio? What are some good strengthening/stretching ideas? I do cardio daily with strength/stretches four days a week, should I just do strength and no cardio on certain days? Like m,w,f strength others cardio... Read more
When we think of strength training activities, many of us think of free weights, weight machines, resistance bands, even medicines balls, but how many of us think of using a simple household item like a bath towel or dish towel to help us build musc... Read more
Strength training is an important part of any good exercise regimen. Not only do you build muscle (which burns fat), but strength training also helps to speed up the metabolism, allowing you to burn more calories for longer periods of time. Looking f... Read more
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