What is with all the weird looking toys you see in the gyms, sporting goods stores, and fitness magazines today? We see funny looking things like a cut-in-half stability ball called a BOSU. There are the small circular "pillow discs" that a... Read more
SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar... Read more
Snow enthusiasts everywhere are counting down the days until they can hit the slopes. Both skiing and snowboarding are fun and exciting winter pursuits. But these demanding physical activities also pose high risks. Without proper training, you won... Read more
Hiking on a wooded trail. Riding a bike down the street. Doing crunches on a stability ball. Hitting the slopes. Walking up the stairs with ease. These are more than simple pleasures you can enjoy by living a healthy lifestyle. They're also proof... Read more
These days, it's not uncommon for people to make decisions that affect their health based on information that they find on the Internet. But can you trust the weight loss advice you find on Internet message boards? When it comes to weight loss, a... Read more
I curiously weighed myself on my Wii balance board, then on a digital WW scale. FOUR pound difference. I doubt the accuracy of the B., it's made about six moves with me & is old (and gave a bigger number!). I don't know which weight is accurate!... Read more
I use the Walk Away the Pounds dvds for my exercise. In many of the videos I use a resistance band while I walk. Does this qualify as strength training for my arms? Do exercises like squats, leg raises on the floor or standing qualify?... Read more
Cardio vs Weight Training: This is my usual schedule:
30mins of cardio 1hr of the various weight machines including the torso, hips, abs, back, and biceps. What I need to know is this a good workout for weight loss?... Read more
and train more on muscles to gain this way, that old fat will be replaced with muscle and we'll get rid of it with sweat and pee. but running/jogging/walking helps digestion at right times. So this is all i know :)... Read more
This game is fun and addictive. Works your legs, arms, and core(if you have a balance board). It even has a workout mode so you set how long you want to work out for or how many calories to burn and tracks your weight(balance board again). Great m... Read more
When you stand at the sink to wash dishes or shell peas or whatever, stand on the balance boards. It adds that little bit of extra exercise to the task, works your muscles, improves your balance and makes the task a little more fun!... Read more
I was first introduced to balance exercises by my running coach when I developed a minor ankle injury a few years ago. However, before I even began using the balance board my coach had me do series of progressive balance exercises initially using on... Read more
I'm a big believer that you don't have to belong to a gym or buy a bunch of fancy equipment to get a great workout or lose weight. But some small fitness gadgets and tools can be fun! These affordable pieces of equipment can help you freshen up your... Read more
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