Remember when you were a kid and claimed that your dog ate your homework, when really you just didn't get around to writing your book report? Of course, your teacher knew you were fibbing. While most of us are past blaming the dog instead of taki... 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
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
If you've incorporated strength training into your exercise regimen, congratulations! You're cultivating a healthy habit that will help make you better at, well, pretty much everything. But just like other aspects of a healthy lifestyle, stre... Read more
So, I have decided to start my weight loss journey on Jan 1st. My name is Amanda, I'm 32 and I live in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. I would love to find an accountability partner or even someone in my area to work out with. I would like to lose 100 lbs... Read more
What kind of exercise can I do decrease the amount of loose skin I will have? I have a large amount of weight to loose. I am starting the couch to 5k. Will that be enough or will it help any at all? I am hoping with that & portion control I can shed... Read more
I was nagged for years at home to lose weight. So now I've lost around 60 lb and 4 dress sizes but guess what I'm told now!! That I've lost to much and I'm too skinny. Oh gosh so the nagging has started again! I can't seem to win either way 😦... Read more
Lately I have tried a new technique to focus on my body during strength training sessions. Right now I am doing 6 sets of 5 reps (trying to break yet another plateau) at a slightly higher weight than in the last few weeks. With each rep, I use a moti... Read more
Vacations are great. They're a chance to visit new places, spend time with loved ones, and take a break from the daily grind. While I would never consider the dailySpark "the daily grind," (I truly LOVE my job!) it is nice to get away from real life... Read more
You know that strength training (also called resistance training) is good for your body. It can help you maintain and build muscle mass, rev your metabolism, make you a better recreational athlete, strengthen your bones and reshape your body. But unl... Read more
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