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
Whether you enjoy tennis, swimming or Pilates, unfortunately, there is an injury for you. Pilates has lower back injuries, runners get runner's knee and then there's tennis elbow—all common injuries many fitness enthusiasts have experie... Read more
Heart disease is not a disease that only affects men. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease kills more than 500,000 women annually. In 2001, well over half of the people who died from heart disease were women.
Yet... Read more
The pool can be a scary place. You have to wear a swimsuit (ack!), get your hair wet and know the rules of the road—er, swim lanes. But don't let that stop you! Water provides an excellent workout, especially for people with joint issues or... Read more
Are you sick of the same-old cardio machines at the gym? Bored by the treadmill? Tired of the elliptical? Can't stand to do another mile on the stationary bike or another flight on the stair climber? Well, then, it's time you head over to the... Read more
Already anticipating a high stress day. Today will be a test of my de-stress techniques. Breathing deep, exercise, focus on tasks, eat right and drink plenty of water, stretch, and the most important...PRAY PRAY PRAY!!!!... Read more
Breast feeding moms, how many calories should I be consuming the first month? She's eleven days old, I lost twenty lbs during and after pregnancy (10 during and 10 after) which put me at my weight loss goal so I'm not trying to lose just produce.... Read more
January 2016, suffered a Stroke. Its been a battle eating correctly but I have been doing it. Just started Spark the month of Sept. 2016 I know I have lost weight but afraid to step on a scale. I was 180 before the Stroke but want a dramatic surprise... Read more
I switch up my workout routine EVERY time I work out. I swim 3 days a week, but each session is a different amount of laps and different ways of swimming (legs/arms only, breast stroke, back stroke, etc.) I also go to the gym 3 days a week. I do diff... Read more
Before I step into the shower I do those little arm circles. I started with 25, and now I do 150. I also do "swimming" strokes - and get my whole upper body going. Really gets the blood moving, and I can see those arms firming up.... Read more
Back in my high school days I was a long distance competitive swimmer and participated on my school team, as well as the city team. During those four years of swimming I put in countless thousands of laps, hours upon hours of training, but never full... Read more
According to the National Stroke Association, a stroke or "brain attack" is the third leading cause of death in America and a leading cause of adult disability. Since up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable, knowing what you can do to r... Read more
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