The weather outside is frightful-- but that pond in your neighborhood is delightful. Frozen solid now, it offers all kinds of possibilities for winter sports that’ll keep you trim until springtime. What’s more, if you take to the ice... 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
Hiking on a wooded trail. Riding a bike down the street. Doing crunches on a stability ball. Hitting the slopes. Walking up the stairs with ease. These are more than simple pleasures you can enjoy by living a healthy lifestyle. They're also proof... Read more
Proper form is important for any exercise. When using machines, where weight targets specific muscles in specific ways, it’s even more important. This gym staple is a machine that many people use improperly. Avoid injury by making sure you&rsqu... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
Every movement we make—from walking to driving—involves our muscles. Muscles are unique. They have the ability to relax, contract, and... Read more
I am fixing to start half marathon training. It seems lately Im overly sore after I weight train my legs. I cant decide what day of the week I should Strength train them when my long runs will be on Sundays? Right now I ST legs on Tuesdays but then I... Read more
I have a hard time lifting my left leg high enough to put on pants, get up into a pickup truck, etc. It almost feels like a weakness in my hip or upper thigh, no pain, just an inability to lift the leg high enough. My right leg is fine.
Wonderi... Read more
8 mos ago I fractured leg in multiple places & still can't bend knee past 100 degrees. I'm in chronic pain from lower back all the way to bottom of feet. Need suggestions for building muscle, types of cardio etc, considering limitations of knee.... Read more
I switch out between the elliptical and treadmill, doing intervals on whichever equipment I use that day. Sometimes when I have pushed really hard my legs just don't want to work out the next day. I know I need to rest to not over train, but how do... Read more
It is important to stick with a productive exercise plan. It is imperative to increase that plan. As your body changes it is going to plateau, which means you are going to have to work harder. Burn more calories by increasing the time you spend ex... Read more
I have developed a new (and FREE I might add) habit, that motivates me to "get moving". Every morning while blow-drying my hair, brushing my teeth, etc. I march in place. No one else is in my bathroom with me, so i don't care how it looks. If a go... Read more
Last week's fitness blog featured strength training exercises a beginner could do at home. This week's blog features those exercises that allow you to do a full-body workout routine in the gym.
If you feel you do not have time to incorporate al... Read more
This past Monday kicked off National Sleep Awareness Week (March 7th-13th) bringing attention to the important role sleep plays, not only in our overall health, but our weight loss journey as well. Studies have shown that over the years the amount o... Read more
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