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
For every exercise opportunity, there's an excuse waiting to thwart it—and we've heard them all, including "I'm too old." If that’s the case, though, how do you explain Monty Seidler or Bev Pressman? It's never t... 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
I'm taking a circuit training class tomorrow! I'm excited but nervous.. Anyone taken one before? What should I expect?
&I'm taking yoga next week, to see which I like better. Can yoga help you lose weight?... Read more
HI all, I was on NS for about a year. It worked good. Lost 30 lbs. I just started again . My first order on the way. I do shelf stable. I went to the site and what happened to the message boards . The are gone. No more. What happened.... Read more
Anyone have any tips to train my brain to enjoy working out? Had gained 95 lbs when I was laid off. I lost 65 of it but the last 30 is giving me a hard time coming off so its time to exercise but I can't seem to get motivated... Read more
I had to present to a training class for a couple of hours and during that time, I got super hot and swesty. Now, much cooler but feeling self conscious. Perfume isn't allowed. Does anyone have any tips for "freshening up"?... 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 onl... 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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