I believe that most people would say jumping rope is for play, not for exercise. After all, you jumped rope as a kid on the playground and you probably forgot about it entirely after fourth grade. And it certainly isn’t touted as a benefit of j... Read more
As an adult, you need to exercise and maintain a good level of fitness for your health—to manage your weight, prevent diseases, reduce stress, and be able to accomplish normal activities of daily living, from carrying groceries to cleaning the... Read more
The phrase "shin splint" is a generic term that describes pain in the lower leg, either on the medial (inside) or lateral (outside) side of the shin bone. This pain usually begins as a dull ache that can't be pinpointed; it can be felt... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
We often hear a lot about aerobic or “cardio” exercise and how it improves fitness, reduces one’s risk of lifestyle diseases, an... Read more
I’m the first to admit that stretching is not high on my priority list. When I’m crunched for time, the last thing I want to do is spend an extra 5-10 minutes stretching after a workout. Consequently, my body has paid the pric... Read more
A friend of mine said that walking as exercise was useless. Is it? She advocated swimming as a better and more effective form of exercise. But as I don't have a car and getting a pool is not so easy, I invested in a good pair of walking shoes and hav... Read more
I get easily bored too, exercise wise. I have been much more successful finding activity that I actually enjoy and even find fun :) As far as food, you've got to find fuel that you like as well, and try new things. As previously said, dont think diet... Read more
Tai Chi has become an increasingly popular form of exercise for all age groups, but current research has shown how it can be especially beneficial for older individuals. This graceful sequence of gentle, flowing movement combines physical... Read more
Numerous studies have shown the intellectual benefits of exercise for children. Physical activity has been shown to increase test scores, improve concentration and improve overall academic achievement. As P.E. classes and recess time are being cut,... Read more
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