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
You can either alternate muscle groups each day, or do a full-body workout every other day. Either is fine, as long as you don't do the same muscles on consecutive days. I do full-body every other day alternated w/ cardio on nonlifting days.... Read more
Lift bigger weights. Alternate cardio days and weightlifting days. Weight loss is done in the kitchen, not just with workouts; just because you eat "half as much" doesn't mean you're eating the right stuff.... Read more
During exercise , take hopping for example , when my right leg is in front & my left leg is in the back , my right arm is in front along with my right leg & my left arm is in the back along with my left leg. I have to concentrate & slow down my exerc... Read more
One of the things I like about SparkPeople is the ability to create custom meals so that I can track 6 small meals (the way I eat) rather than just breakfast, lunch, dinner and a catchall-for "snacks"
Have you found any other diet/exercise apps... 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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