It’s a classic question with no right or wrong answer. If you want an effective strength training workout, should you use free weights or machines? Which option will help you reach your goals? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice... Read more
It's no secret that the modern bicycle is a versatile machine, offering options for transportation, recreation, fitness, competition and employment. Cycling provides a host of health benefits, including improved cardiovascular functioning, leg st... Read more
Isolating the gluteus medius (a small and hard-to-train muscle located above the gluteus maximus, just below the lower back) can improve your alignment and reduce back and knee pain. According to researchers at the University of Wisconsin at Milwauke... Read more
We all want to live our lives to the fullest. At every major life stage, whether a birthday, New Year, or even a tragedy, you likely ask yourself whether you’ve really been enjoying your life as much as you could be. Think about—or better... Read more
This is Step 4 in a series of 5 articles about starting and sticking to a budget. To start with step 1, click here. 4. Adjust your spending. Now comes the hard part. Take that budget and start looking at where you can cut down on spending. Here are s... Read more
There is a very pesky fly buzzing around my room right now, and since my computer is the only source of light in the room, it is attacking my computer. I don't have a flyswatter and I don't feel like choking on bug spray today, so I guess I am stuck... Read more
Wow, it is about time. Interesting read. We need to do whatever we can to NOT drink this crap and NOT be part of the obesity crisis.
I would call this a WIN WIN!
www.takepart.com/article/2013/01/22/soda-f inally-fizzing-out//?cmpid=... Read more
In August 2009, I joined SP because I was diagnosed with Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Hormone Imbalance, and Pre-Diabetes.
I didn't take my health seriously until last year when I sent my baby off to college.
After working out 5 days a... Read more
I need to succeed at this... don't quite know what to think about it. I've never joined anything like this before. I know this journey will be both mental and physical. I need both. Praying God will strengthen me.... Read more
High fat diet has been associated with a decline in memory over the long term, but recently there have been possible short-term effects discovered. According to British research, the memory and problem-solving skills of lab animals given a fast-food... Read more
A few years ago, you would have been more likely to find me in the weight room than on a treadmill. I loved strength training; I would have done it daily (in lieu of cardio) if possible. But something changed more recently that has me enjoying cardio... Read more
Last week's fitness round-up blog featured eight lower body resistance band exercises. As mentioned earlier, resistance bands are a great investment to add to your fitness arsenal. Not only are they inexpensive, but they are quite convenient to tuck... Read more
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