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
As I sat across the cafe table from my dearest friend, Margie, I was struck by how tired and drawn she looked. This was the first time we had seen in each other in months. Before, we had made a point to meet for lunch or coffee once a week. Now that... 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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In my bed room I have a bench press with about 150 pounds of weights, 2 curling bars, Total Gym, DP 2500 workout station that takes up very little room,70 different exercises, and 2 15 pound hand weights.
In my living room I got rid of the furnitur... Read more
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I am having knee surgery this week and will be laid up for a month. During that time I will be doing some Physical Therapy exercises. I have been very active with walking, yoga, pilates, and strength training. For one mo... Read more
I sit on and off throughout my day, and the bulk of my work takes place sitting in my desk chair. It's not giving me the support I need and my knees are hurting. Does anyone have a recommendation for a solid-support, ergonomic des... Read more
Going to post exercise and weihght lost or gain here.My exercising plan it to walk inside on my treadmill and outside.goingg to start out with 2 miles. no less than 30 minutes. going to be tracking time, miles, steps and speed and incline. Going for... Read more
I throw in exercise at work wherever I can. A desk job doesn't permit much movement so in addition to Coach Nicoles exercises at your desk I have added the following: Jumping Jacks at the copier or while waiting for anyone or anything. Squats work... Read more
When I was in college, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I chose to major in business only after ruling out a bunch of other things. After graduation I went to work in corporate America, and quickly discovered that it just w... 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
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