Does this sound familiar? "My joints are achy, I feel stiff all the time, and it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning." If there were ever a good excuse not to exercise – if there were ever a defensible time to throw in the t... 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
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
You’ve made the commitment. You’re not going to hibernate this year just because it’s winter. But you’re cold when it’s 75 degrees and sunny! Just the thought of going outdoors right now makes you shiver.
Take heart... Read more
A recent study from the RAND Corporation found that people who live in the suburbs are more prone to chronic physical health problems than people living in compact urban areas. The theory is that "suburban sprawl" reduces the time people sp... Read more
Just curious if anyone here wears their activity tracker while riding their horse? If so how accurate is the tracker? I use mine today while out with the horses and went riding for almost 3 hours and racked up 144 work out min. and burned 669 work ou... Read more
How do you calculate exercise from sex? There's no listing for it, and if I try to add it, it asks for the amount of calories I burn. Which physical activity would best mimic it? I'm thinking the rowing machine.... Read more
Hi guys, I am just getting back into sparkpeople and making a much more serious effort to chart everything I do as far as nutrition and exercise, as well as goals and SparkStreaks.
Here is my issue, I have set a distance goal of 5 miles a week.... Read more
No matter how much pain I am in, I know that the only thing that is going to help me feel better is to get up and move. As I am moaning and groaning as I move across the room, I make that special effort to do my stretches and warm up for that work ou... Read more
I have some physical challenges that limit what I can do. For that reason, I don't use the workout generator and cannot do a lot of the daily exercises. Thinking about that is a real de-motivator, so instead, I focus on what I can do.... Read more
The Perfect Pushup is one of the most popular fitness tools around right now. For about $40 you can snag these specially designed pushup handles that rotate. But pushups are a pretty simple exercise, and they're great because they work so many muscle... Read more
As golfers gear up for the new season, many will be struck by how rusty their swings feel.
In order to get back into a golfing rhythm while helping prevent an injury on the driving range or course, here are five core principles o... Read more
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