Ever notice how some people can have big bellies but lean legs, or how women tend to store most of their fat in their thighs, hips, and butt? These are examples of fat distribution, which refers to where your body typically stores the fat, no matter... Read more
Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a major health problem affecting an estimated 21 million adults in the United States alone. Osteoarthritis begins with the breakdown of joint cartilage which results in pain, stiffness, swelling a... Read more
Stretching is an important component of any fitness routine. Although it can be tempting to finish a run and skip the stretches, you know better. Stretching has many benefits, including increased range of motion and improved muscular coordination. Re... Read more
You know that you want to lose weight. But how do you pick a goal weight that’s right for you? Do you find a celebrity, or even a friend, whose body you like and try to reach the same weight as him? Do you aim for a previous weight of your own,... Read more
Body weight alone is not a clear indicator of health or fitness because it does not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many are muscle. But body composition helps describe the amount (and distribution) of fat and lean muscle tissue in the bo... Read more
I'm in need of exercise help. Had knee surgery and haven't done anything (but PT) for 3 months. Have 75+lbs to lose to get in shape & avoid more surgeries. All I get from surgeon is "do what you feel is right"- not helpful! Suggestions????... Read more
Try switching back to full fat for some things and just keep your portions smaller. Eat at least 1200 calories but if you're doing that much walking, I would up it to 1400. We weigh the same and have similar goals... I eat that much and it works!... Read more
I was reading the nutrition recommendation in my "Ride your way Lean" book yesterday and they recommend 20% protein, 30% fat and 50% carbs which is EXACTLY what spark recommends. I took a look back over a week or so and found that I'm just about the... Read more
The best remedy for cellulite is to reduce your extra intake of salt or fat. Eat fresh fruit, vegetables & whole grains, B vitamins and essential fatty acids. Eat Barley, rye and oats also. Increase circulation & breaking the fat cells by massage can... Read more
I can’t tell you how many times after I started my own healthy living journey I would step on the scale and the minute the number was not what I expected my motivation began to falter. For me, the scale became the be-all-end-all to my success. Howev... Read more
The hip flexors are the group of muscles that allow you to lift your knees toward your chest and bend forward from the hips. What is collectively referred to as the hip flexors is actually a group of muscles that includes the iliopsoas, the thi... Read more
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