Upper body (arm) ergometers aren't a gym staple, but they're becoming more readily available in physical therapy offices, hospitals, universities and modern gyms. Targeted to meet the fitness needs of individuals who cannot use their legs for... 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
SparkPeople has always promoted the benefits of a 10-minute workout as a great way to start incorporating fitness into your life. Studies have shown that the benefits of 10-minute fitness bursts, including improved blood sugar control, can last for u... Read more
When you spend a lot of time sitting, especially at a desk or computer, it's important to take stretch breaks. A couple of breaks each day will help you stay alert and keep stiffness at bay. This set of stretches is perfect for people who are alr... Read more
Walking comes naturally to humans. It’s one of the earliest skills we develop, long before we learn how to talk (or invent excuses to avoid walking). And given good, basic health, it’s something you can do throughout your life without wor... Read more
Does anyone want to be my online workout buddy? I really need someone to compare notes with and help me get motivated to workout and get fit. I have 10-15 pounds to lose. I weigh 130 and I am 5'2. I would like to be from 120 to 115.... Read more
I just found out today I have degenerative disc disease in neck and lower back. She said no weights over 5 pounds. No running. No impact on back. I do crunches now and a few arm exercises now. I also have nerve damage in foot due to the back. She is... Read more
One of the worst things is finishing a workout and coming home to someone being angry with you for going. At this point I'm not sorry in any way for focusing on myself more than ever. It has to happen.... Read more
Everyone is short on time and long commutes do not help with this! To fit in some strength training on the freeway, I have created a series of arm movements (one at a time, of course) that I can do while driving. These involve pulsing pushing arm c... Read more
I sit at a desk all day long, barely ever moving. I drink alot of water, so everytime I go to the bathroom, I do 25 jumping jacks in there and then when I return to my desk I do the ABC arm workout with my tape dispenser and do some over the head cu... Read more
Working our biceps is important, but we must not neglect the back of the arms, better known as the triceps. Working both muscle groups allows for muscle balance, therefore reducing our risk for injury. Because the triceps are comprised of smaller m... Read more
The trick is all in the toning. Sculpt your arms sleek and sexy like Jillian's with her five go-to moves. 1. One-Legged Curl Targets: Biceps, abs, butt, and legs Stand on left leg, holding a 5- to 10-pound dumbbell in each hand, arms by sides,... Read more
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