It’s a common problem for many who exercise. It makes everyday activity difficult, and scares a lot of people away from any physical activity. It’s lower back pain. For those of you who suffer from it, there is hope. While there... Read more
If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le... Read more
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
A common concern among new mothers is how to get rid of their jelly bellies and regain flatter, more toned stomachs. For some women, re-strengthening their core seems an easy task, but for most it is an uphill battle that takes many months, even... Read more
To strengthen bones, we've always heard that weight-bearing and high-impact exercises (like running and lifting weights) are best. This leaves many people assuming that their low-impact workouts aren't doing much to improve bone strength. Swi... Read more
My workout routines are not consistent as much as I would like and vary in intensity because I am always trying to fit them in. I have tried scheduling them at a certin time in the day or evening but that does not always work. The only thing I have... Read more
Boy, why do we do this to ourselves? Or am I the only one? I get down to within lbs of my goal weight, go on vacation and here I am...starting over from almost where I was when I started the first time....I don't understand why a person would get so... Read more
I tried Sparkpeople a few years ago but I never committed to it like I should have. So here I am giving it and myself another chance at success. If I could just overcome my low willpower and low motivation,I know I could do it! I welcome any positiv... Read more
I got on my bike peddled about 30 seconds and it stopped, it won't peddled any more, well at least not forward, it will go back wards...any idea what might be wrong..it is nearly 8 years old and I have rode it a lot.....it is a pro form from Sears...... Read more
I have school which takes up a good amount of time some times its so hard to pack a lunch for school. But I have to as tracking school foods near impossible. I am sad to see how I have let myself go. I used to be 160 which was still not my healthy we... Read more
Not only will abdominal exercises strengthen your bones and the muscles of the back, but they'll also strengthen your entire midsection - which takes weight and pressure off your back. So add crunches to your routine as well as leg lifts and bent-ov... Read more
The plank, according to many experts, is by far one of best exercises we can do to help strengthen our core--the muscles that support our back and abdomen. And because there are many different variations in performing this exercise, they... Read more
As a young college student studying health and fitness, I never expected that I'd have a desk job. Certainly I'd be on my feet, active, exercising, training people all day long, right? Turns out, my job is the exact opposite. Working for Spar... Read more
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