Yoga, which comes from the Sanskrit yuj word meaning "union," originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. There are many forms of yoga, but in general, yoga focuses on breathing techniques (pranayama), postures (asanas), flexibility, and... Read more
When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is... Read more
You don’t want to complain, but lately you have felt a little tingling or numbness in your hand and wrist. Sometimes, the pain is sharp. Other times it seems to travel from your wrist up through your arm. You try to shake it off but it just won... Read more
Looking for some targeted-toning exercises to shape, lift and tone your butt? Look no further!
I designed this equipment-free workout to help you use your own body weight to target and tone your butt from every angle in just a few minutes per da... 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 been looking for a weight loss friend for over a year now. I have had many but for what ever reason they never work out. I thought this last one was the perfect one. We had so much in common but for some reason things did not work out.... Read more
I am new to Spark people! I look forward to my weight loss journey with the extra help and guidance here! I am open to any suggestions or advice anyone wants to share with me.I am hypothyroidism as well...which makes this somewhat more difficul... Read more
I have been exercising 30-60 minutes a day, 6 days a week. I am well within my recommended calorie range (sometimes on the higher end, sometimes on the lower end). And for a month I have lost NOTHING!! Since starting my exercise regimen and recording... Read more
I discovered this site while looking for solution to my slip disc problem for which I need to reduce almost 20kgs ASAP w/ doing much strenuous exercises. Can somebody suggest me how I will be able to achieve that. I am very depressed... Read more
Instead of using weights on your extremities, increase your intensity - either go faster, or use incline and interval training to increase the intensity of your workouts. If you need to add weights, consider a weighted vest. You will suffer fewer i... Read more
I am 49 and have discovered WII FIt and other Wii exercise video games that include dancing, dodge ball, boxing and other fun exercise! This way of exercising is so fun that I love exercising now and not hate it anymore as I had all of my life!!! I... Read more
SparkPeople's fitness experts advise against wearing wrist and ankle weights while doing cardio exercise and other general daily activities. Even though they are lightweight (usually two pounds or less), the risk of injuring yourself by wearing t... Read more
By Beth Donovan (~INDYGIRL)Being disabled or having chronic pain or illness makes exercise difficult if not impossible. Some days I wake up and just want to stay under the covers in bed, where the pain is at its best level of control. That's no k... Read more
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