High-flying fighters. Hand-to-hand combat. Is this what you picture when you think about Tai Chi? Perhaps it is time to re-examine your notions about this ancient Chinese discipline, which is most commonly used as a system of medit... Read more
I hadn’t been to the gym for a few days and was really looking forward to a good workout. It was just after six in the evening and the place was packed but a recumbent bike was available so I signed up for 30 minutes and hopped on, anticipating... Read more
Exercise is good for your heart, helps with weight loss and provides a variety of health-related benefits. At the same time, exercise comes with a certain degree of injury risk, and depending on the activity, it can also put a lot of stress on your j... Read more
Would you believe me if I told you that knowing the answer to one simple question could improve your chances for weight loss success by up to 100%? Well, it’s true. Here’s the question:
Which of the following is the single most impor... Read more
Tea, red wine, and blueberries may be chock full of antioxidants, but these health boosters may also be standing in the way of your pearly white smile.
Yellow, dingy teeth are a common complaint. The brightness of your smile is somewhat dependen... Read more
Ran out of space! -- it. “Wow! You look great” “You’ve lost so much weight” Now this would be great except a few comments were accompanied by disturbing looks that made me feel really uncomfortable. “You’re looking gooood” Ugh.... Read more
Memo to self: Do not wear skinny jeans and a form fitting shirt after you have lost a lot of weight and usually have on clothes that are too big. Apparently this brings on vast amounts of people noticing how much weight you’ve lost and commenting on... Read more
Like many people I know I sometimes have trouble remembering to suck in my belly when I am exercising. I know that it's important for posture. So when I am working out I will pat my tummy too remind myself that I am using correct form.... Read more
Whenever friends or family see me running around our neighborhood, they know it’s me right away. I have a very distinct run, or as I like to joke, a distinct “shuffle”. Over the years I’ve tried to adjust the way I... Read more
SparkPeople member WESTENDGIRL75 recently asked this fitness question: "If I'm not sore the next day after a workout, does that mean I'm not working out hard enough? I used to get sore often, but now I [work] until I'm too tired to complete the exerc... Read more
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