If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le... Read more
Does this sound familiar? "My joints are achy, I feel stiff all the time, and it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning." If there were ever a good excuse not to exercise – if there were ever a defensible time to throw in the t... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
Stretching comes naturally to all of us. You might notice that if you have been sitting in a particular position for a long time, you stretch unco... 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
Medicine balls are a great way to exercise any area of your body, whether upper, lower, or core. There are different sized exercise balls from 2-12, that you can use for numerous different exercises.
Medicine ball training is suitable for... Read more
I was recently diagnosed with Bursitis and Tendonitis in my foot. As a result I can not do any walking other than necessary, no stairs (unless I am really careful how I go up and down those), nothing that would raise my heel off the ground basically.... Read more
I can not afford to buy the equipment that everyone uses here. I come up with the decision to do belly dancing. No extra equipment needed. It is also easy on the muscles and joints. I have lost 5 lbs in 2 and a half weeks... Read more
I have been exercising every day walking and climbing stairs. Why are they not caculated? I did 120 stairs yesterday plus at least a mile and a half. but the stairs didn't even count. Now2 my question should I gain weight when staying under my calori... Read more
How many of you exercise every single day? I have been exercising (either cardio or strength training) every day without a break and have been thinking of adding one rest day per week.
I don't want to stunt my weight loss efforts,... Read more
My boyfriend and I started doing Insanity together and we need help figuring out a question about exercise.
He critiqued some of the moves I "modified." He saw me not doing a deep squat, for instance, and he told me I should never sacrifice f... Read more
I have some physical challenges that limit what I can do. For that reason, I don't use the workout generator and cannot do a lot of the daily exercises. Thinking about that is a real de-motivator, so instead, I focus on what I can do.... Read more
Anything triathlon! There are lots of great members in this group ranging from thinking about a triathlon to Ironman finisher. Anyone is welcome to stop by and ask questions and/or offer advice.... Read more
The Perfect Pushup is one of the most popular fitness tools around right now. For about $40 you can snag these specially designed pushup handles that rotate. But pushups are a pretty simple exercise, and they're great because they work so many muscle... Read more
Although not everyone agrees about when to stretch, how long to stretch or what to stretch, most people include stretching as a regular part of their exercise routine. Research has shown that flexibility and range of motion decrease as we age. Regu... Read more
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