Eating well is important at any age. But health issues and physical limitations sometimes make it difficult for seniors, the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, to get the nutrients they need for a balanced diet. Poor nutrition and malnut... Read more
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
Whether you have a disability or a chronic condition that limits your mobility, exercise doesn't have to be out of reach or even painful. In fact, depending on your condition, your health care provider has probably recommended that you increase y... Read more
This is the printable version of our 15-Minute Desk Workout Video. We recommend that you watch the video (and read its supporting text) before trying this abbreviated version.
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Although yoga has been around for thousands of years, it's become increasingly popular recently and has undergone quite the makeover. There are intense, sweaty styles of yoga that make the muscles of even the fittest people tremble; there are gen... Read more
I normally don't do any exercises this early in the morning (5am) but I just did 60 squats!! Now I have to go to work for 12hours. Hopefully I can have enough energy after work tonight to workout too.... Read more
Just curious if anyone here wears their activity tracker while riding their horse? If so how accurate is the tracker? I use mine today while out with the horses and went riding for almost 3 hours and racked up 144 work out min. and burned 669 work ou... Read more
How do you calculate exercise from sex? There's no listing for it, and if I try to add it, it asks for the amount of calories I burn. Which physical activity would best mimic it? I'm thinking the rowing machine.... Read more
Hi guys, I am just getting back into sparkpeople and making a much more serious effort to chart everything I do as far as nutrition and exercise, as well as goals and SparkStreaks.
Here is my issue, I have set a distance goal of 5 miles a week.... Read more
As you can imagine, SparkPeople employees are into health and fitness. And even though we are deskbound most of the day (like many of you), we try to make the best of it. You may have heard of people sitting on stability balls at their desks, as a wa... Read more
The contest might be closed, but you can get a great deal on your own VQ ActionCare Resistance Chair! Use the code ship4free to get free shipping, and type the word "Spark" in the comments at checkout, and you will get two free DVDs to go w... Read more
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