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
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
Although yoga has been around for thousands of years, it's become increasingly popular recently and has undergone quite the makeover. There are intense, sweaty styles of yoga that make the muscles of even the fittest people tremble; there are gen... Read more
Are you always on the run and running out of time to stretch? Try adding a few standing stretches throughout the day. Whether standing in line, waiting for the bus or watching a soccer game, you can squeeze in some quality flexibility training. You c... 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
I was looking for a team or sparkpage in regards to the physicians weight loss program but have not had any luck. Ir is like HMR and Omnifast where medical professionals have you on a shake and bar twice daily with a healthy meal for dinner. I h... Read more
I've set up an appointment with my doctor for this Thursday. I am 59. I lost 60+ lbs. on Jenny Craig many years ago and kept it off until I had to have surgery this past December to repair a broken ankle. I was in a non-weight baring cast for 2 mo... Read more
I am out of shape for sure but I would like to start doing strength training. I am a woman too.
I am about to head to the store to buy some hand weights and I am wondering what size is best to get. I am thinking 5lbs is a good start. Not too bi... Read more
When I am walking on my treadmill I wear the wrap around hand weights that they use for kick boxing on and really do a lot of upper body movement. I have used my heartrate monitor to compare and it increases my HR and Kcal burned significantly. I j... Read more
When loosing weight and exercising, focus on one area of the body in which you would like to use to measure change. You need to exercise your whole body, but pick one place (for me it's my arms), to look at to track results. It helps me stay focused... Read more
Spring is around the corner, which means you'll be bringing your short sleeved and sleeveless tops out of storage in no time. Speaking of baring your arms: Are yours in tip-top shape? If not, you could help build strength and muscle tone in the m... Read more
When you work out smarter, you don't necessarily have to exercise longer or harder in order to get results. "Lack of time" is the most common reason why people don't exercise, but is that really a good excuse? Truth is: You don'... Read more
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