When people begin a fitness program, they understandably have lots of questions, from how to perform certain moves to which exercises are most effective. One question that everyone seems to ask is how to breathe properly when working out.
I know... Read more
Proper breathing is an underestimated, but critical building block of good health. Slow, deep breathing gets rid of carbon dioxide waste and takes plenty of clean, fresh oxygen to your brain and muscles. More blood cells get the new, oxygen-rich air... Read more
When you stretch regularly, you will become more flexible and better able to handle more involved, complex stretches. This flexibility routine includes more advanced stretches, so make sure you've mastered the basics before trying these moves. Re... Read more
Whenever you walk or run, your core muscles are active, keeping you upright, balancing your body as your weight shifts, and absorbing the impact as your feet hit the ground. Your body’s core forms the foundation of all your movement. If you... Read more
What fun is being laid up with a stiff or bad back? What good is a perfect body if you are feeling less than perfect?
As far as your back is concerned, more fun comes from more functional fitness. The simplest, easiest, most basic moves are usua... Read more
I've lost 35 pounds with SP by mainly limiting the amount of alcohol I drink. I have alcohol-free streaks - my longest being 107 days over the holidays last year. I've found that when I go for weeks or months without alcohol - the weight just comes... Read more
On top of losing insurance and dieting, I'm gonna have to do it on a budget. I'm living off ramen and bologna sandwiches. I can't spend more than 80 every two weeks for two people. For now at least. Healthy budgeting is all new to me. Any tips?... Read more
I started on monday. I weighted myself 178. I went on a scale this morning and 175.5 i am proud of my first week. I am trying to lose 30 by december 25th. I honestly have to say reading alot of all of you motivation has realy help me daily.... Read more
I lost 50 pounds and since summer started and I called off my wedding I've gained 20 pounds back. I'm finding it so hard to get back on track. First day on sparkspeople I hope it works out this time!... Read more
I've been trying to lose weight since 4 major surgeries since I was 11 year old, and along with a healthy (or at least, health MOST of the time :P) diet, I've been trying to supplement that with exercise..
Unfortunately, it's... Read more
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com. Today's blog post is the second in a series on menopause health and fitness.
By Cathy Cram, M.S.
The responses from my first blog overw... Read more
I don't relax very easily. I am naturally a nervous, anxious, fidgety person. (Just ask my boyfriend how distracting it can be to watch a movie with me--I'm up every 30 minutes or so and constantly readjust on the couch.)When I started practi... Read more
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