Think you’re too old to start a strength training program? Well think again! Strength training is just what your body needs to fight the loss of muscle, bone mass and strength that comes with age.
Everyone, no matter how young or old, shou... 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
Medicine balls are a great way to exercise any area of your body, whether upper, lower, or core. There are different sized exercise balls from 2-12, that you can use for numerous different exercises.
Medicine ball training is suitable for... 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
I’ll admit it—I’m vain. So when I put on my summer tank tops a few months ago and noticed the dreaded "batwings" growing on the back of my arms, I panicked. I was too young to have my arms jiggling when I moved! I had to d... Read more
I really like sp and it helped me lose 25 lbs a few years ago. Ff to now: stressful year on the job with a new boss. It will all be fine but it was rough at times. Family issues, menopause...anyway, I'm off for the summer so I can take time for m... Read more
I'm Linda of L.A. I just started on SparkPeople about 3 days ago and am excited to have found the site!!!
I've been stress eating and taking meds in which side effects are weight gain (not happy). I have been eating so much a... Read more
So I got the ok from the doctor to exercise. He said my heart shouldn't be a factor and just to start out moderately and work my way up.
So my question is this. What is considered moderate exercise?... Read more
I have a very simple plan but I need some help with it. I walk everyday (yes everyday) and i have gotten myself up to 1 hour at around 3.2 miles per hour. That is very good for me since when i started it took everything i had just to go a mile at 2.7... Read more
If you have the time today to exercise, just do it. Don't put it off until tomorrow thinking you'll have the time then. If your life is anything like mine something will pop up and you won't be able to get it in tomorrow either and then that's two... Read more
While watching television, sit on an exercise ball and perform upper body strength training and abdominal exercises. During commercial breaks do squats for the whole break, then back to weights when the show comes back on, then for the next break do... Read more
Usually, the average exerciser doesn't think about physiology or kinesiology when he or she is exercising. Sure, you think about form, doing your exercises correctly, and achieving balanceóboth in terms of overall fitness (a balance of cardio, streng... Read more
Your back muscles may be one of the most neglected areas when it comes to strength training. And it isn't too surprising since we do not have a daily view of these muscles like we do our abs, chest, even our leg muscles. By focusing just a few... Read more
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