It's an excuse many of us have heard or even said ourselves: I want to get fit, but I can't afford a gym membership. While a health club can be a fantastic place to work out, it's not the only way to get fit. In fact, you can enjoy a vari... 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
There's little I love more than a good run or high-energy kickboxing class where you leave completely covered and dripping with sweat. There's something about being drenched that signals—to me—that I've had a really good worko... Read more
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that has been linked to a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors. Previous studies have found that cigarette smoking and a diet low in vitamin C-rich fruits play roles in the development of... Read more
Hello. I am new to Sparkpeople and joined to help me overcome my lifelong struggle with food. I am not that overweight (although I would love to lose a few pounds), but I am tired of having an eating disorder. I hide it well, but I have a terrible... Read more
The steps counted on my SPAT seem low. It was my understanding that a step is moving one foot forward. Does SPAT consider the forward movement of right AND left feet a step? The last time I calculated a 2 mile walk outdoors with the number of step... Read more
I was recently diagnosed as pre-diabetic. What a blow! I know I am overweight, okay a lot overweight. But me, diabetic?? A nurse at my doctor's office does diabetic counseling, and in just one session I learned a lot. But this is the reason that it w... Read more
I have found the key to weight loss and increasing ones metabolism is eating 5-6 meals a day and limiting the fat, sugar and sodium. Fresh fruit and vegetables is a key factor in living healthy and weight loss.... Read more
"We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us" Virginia Satir
"Never, never let others define you"--this short, yet powerful phrase was echoed by former Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith during his acceptance speech followin... Read more
(Disclaimer: As I write this, it's 4:55 p.m. and I need a blog post for tomorrow. While I guarantee this post will entertain and delight you, don't expect anything too deep.)
When you think of aerobics, what comes to mind? Tights, thong leotards... Read more
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