A fitness trend is sweeping the nation that involves balancing oneself on an oversized ball while performing functional resistance movements. The ball is referred to as a "physio" or "Swiss" ball and has grabbed the attention of n... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
Stretching comes naturally to all of us. You might notice that if you have been sitting in a particular position for a long time, you stretch unco... Read more
For a long time I thought that being in pain was part of the plan, a sign of progress. I was so used to hobbling around on achy feet, with leg muscles so sore that I couldn’t walk up and down stairs without holding on to the banister for de... Read more
Starting a fitness program doesn’t have to be overwhelming when you are armed with the proper tools to get things rolling. Once you’ve committed to getting in shape, there are several things you can do to ensure you’ll exceed your s... Read more
The fitness universe always talks about Nutrition and Exercise as if these are the only two options for getting in shape.
Want to lose the post-pregnancy padding? Nutrition & Exercise.
Want to look 10 years younger? Nutrition... Read more
Had my last free session of personal training yesterday. Unfortunetly I cant afford to have a trainer so Im just gonna try to keep doing the stuff he showed me. Im so sore though lol, whats good to do for extremely sore leg muscles?... Read more
Day 1 too many carbs. Day 2 too few but too much fat, but did better getting my calories up to goal. Checked out the stability ball core exercises and spoke about balancing other areas in my life. Yesterday seemed overwhelming on Sparkpeople. Today... Read more
It appears there is no longer a place to change the days you strength train or do cardio only minutes and calories burned for the week. Is this gone for good, in a new place or what? My monthly calendar is no longer correct and I can't figure out how... Read more
I find it really hard to balance my eating. I either barley eat anything or eat absolutely everything. Ill say todays the day im going to restart this, and ill eat somthing i shouldn't and blow my whole day. Its one extreme or the other 😕... Read more
Don't skimp on sleep by trying to add more events to the days. It's a stressor & gets everying out of balance.andDon't repeatedly hit the snooze button, either go to sleep earlier or take a nap. Don't let the snooze button become a habit that needs... Read more
Maintaining means calories in is approximately equal to calories out. If you've been doing a lot of cardio to burn off pounds, I wouldn't suggest stopping that - but you might want to tone it down. Similarly, build up the calories - FINALLY - you c... Read more
I've seen Jillian Michaels on TV, and I've tried her infamous "30-Day Shred" with co-workers. She lives up to her reputation as TV's toughest trainer. It seems like there's no workout Jillian hasn't tried. She's a jill of all trades in the gym.
On... Read more
Medicine Balls provide a great alternative to the standard free weights and resistance bands many of us own and use for strength training at home. Not only do medicine balls provide us with a larger range of motion compared to other workout equipm... Read more
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