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
When you think about “fitness classes,” what images come to mind? Do you picture skinny people (leg warmers included) jumping around and kicking their legs to loud music? Although that might have been the case 10 or 20 years ago, the late... 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
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
You hear about them. You see people using them in the gym. They’re in stores, on TV, and have entire fitness classes designed around them. You think about these stretchy bands and what good (if any) they do. You want to know: What are the b... Read more
Good morning SparkPeople! I need some advice for low energy after working out. I'm doing cardio and strength training as well as eating a healthier diet. I noticed though that i'm dragging a little bit afterwards. I believe I should have more energy... Read more
Okay, i didn't exercise at all yesterday. Today, i went down to my treadmill and walked .25 mi and got off. Feeling beaten, i went back down there and ran a mile. Then i walked another. Sometimes, you've got to kick your own a**. Lol.... Read more
Should I be looking to do 10,000 steps or 10,000 steps + regular exercise?
I'm asking because I can easily get in 10,000 steps a day before I go swimming or jogging.
Note: I am not looking not loose weight. I'm looking to stay fit.... Read more
I bought a BOSU at Costco. I leave it in our family room and if we find we are sitting too long watching TV in the evening I get up during commercials and do some exercises on the BOSU to work the core muscles.... Read more
Walk into almost any gym and you have probably seen a stack of blue dome-shaped gadgets, better known as the BOSU (Both Sides Up) Trainer. This interesting piece of equipment allows you to use both sides for working on balance and proprioception whi... Read more
If you have been to any gym lately and listened to all the chitchat amongst trainers and their clients or picked up any fitness magazine, you may have heard or read the new buzz phrase floating around these days called functional exercise...AKA funct... Read more
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