Think you’re too old to start a strength training program? Well think again! Strength training is just what your body needs to fight the loss of muscle, bone mass and strength that comes with age.
Everyone, no matter how young or old, shou... Read more
We all know how important goal setting is to reaching our dreams. From walking four times a week to eating more fruits and veggies, declaring your healthy intentions is an awesome way to make positive changes in your life.
But if you’re lo... Read more
If you’re thinking that reaching your goal weight means you can finally slack off when it comes to exercise, then it’s time to change that thinking right now. The fact is that people who are successful at maintaining their weight loss ove... Read more
When Ann joined SparkPeople over two years ago, she was just looking for a user-friendly food tracker. She never imagined that everything else she found here would become such an important part of her weight loss journey.
Ann considers herself t... Read more
Remember in your 20s when finding the time to squeeze in a walk or run in the evenings was a non-issue? Or in your 30s when you could pop out of bed at 6:00 a.m. and head to the gym for a full workout before work? Maybe you completed a couch-to-5K pr... Read more
Just wondering if there is an "official" name for something I do in the pool? I take two foam dumbbells, make a plank, then bring my knees up and dumbbells back so that they touch. Then return to plank position.
Is that a dumbbell crunch? Or.... Read more
I WAS WATCHING DR.OZ AND HE SAID THAT SLEEPING TOO MUCH OR TOO LITTLE CAN ADD TO WEIGHT GAIN SO I SAT MY ALARM FOR 7AM AND AS SOON AS IT GOES OFF,I TURN IT BACK ON.AND IM THINKING IT RESET MY INTERNAL CLOCK.NOW,IM READY TO JUMP UP AND FEEL GREAT!OF C... Read more
Your back muscles may be one of the most neglected areas when it comes to strength training. And it isn't too surprising since we do not have a daily view of these muscles like we do our abs, chest, even our leg muscles. By focusing just a few mi... Read more
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com. She writes a monthly series on menopause health and fitness. By Cathy Cram, M.S. One of the first changes many postmenopausal women notice i... Read more
Anyone have a suggestion for a sore back?? Slipped on ice in the driveway a few days ago and I feel SO locked up!! I tried using a machine at the gym specifically to strengthen your back, and it felt better, but this morning woke up with a vengeance!... Read more
I'm tracking everything well and still adding in a few more fruits and veggies every day. I really need to work on the self-control though. Today would have been perfect if I could have turned down the pizza this evening. That pizza edged me over m... Read more
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