Why do you exercise? Whether you want to increase your energy, reduce your health risks, or lose some unwanted pounds, do you ever wonder if all that working out is working for you? That's where fitness assessments come in, and they can be great... Read more
SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar... Read more
If you’re 60 or older, you’ve probably grown up with the idea that the transition from middle age into “senior citizen” status means slowing down. “Take it easy–you’re not as young as you used to be.” H... Read more
If you have high blood pressure, the best piece of advice anyone can give you is to listen to your body. How you feel can and should dictate the frequency and intensity of your workouts. While it is possible—and preferable—to lose weight... Read more
You’ve heard the jokes and the horror stories. But often, faced with the onset of menopause, most of us don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Luckily, if you’re determined to stay fit—or get fit— there’s no time... Read more
My test results suggest that I am pre-diabetic. The doc tested me bc I was having a difficult time losing weight. Its been a hard road. Anyone else having trouble dropping the weight with diabetes? How did you do it?... Read more
I have been on either Synthroid or Armour Thyroid (dependent on the whims of the doctor) for about 40 years. This week my newest doctor had me take a Resting Metabolic Rate Test. It was a 10 minute test that showed that my metabolism is off-the-chart... Read more
I need help. I am waiting on final test results but I might have cervical cancer. I'm hoping my doc is wrong. Has anyone had that type of cancer here? Could you tell me your early symptoms? Thanks in advance... Read more
The President's Challenge (www.presidentschallenge.org) is another set of challenges available for FREE. Begun in the 1960s, it has been available for years. (Presidential Fitness Award, Physical Fitness Test, Presidential Active Lifestyle Award - PA... Read more
Although not everyone agrees about when to stretch, how long to stretch or what to stretch, most people include stretching as a regular part of their exercise routine. Research has shown that flexibility and range of motion decrease as we age. Regu... Read more
For thousands of years man has been in search of the so-called 'The Fountain of Youth'. From Alexander the Great to Ponce de Leon's quest to modern day science, there seems to be a fascination that spans the test of time to fight the inev... Read more
I had the MRI completed of the tennis ball size "growth" in my left thigh and found out it is a lipoma (benign fatty thingee).. nothing to worry about and probably is only is noticeable to me since I've lost weight and grown muscle! YEAH ME!... I'm... Read more
Today was my first day off in a while, so I slept in (yay) and decided before workout to do my fitness test. Wow, am I much worse off than I thought! My endurance level was pretty good, but I thought I had fairly remarkable core strength skills. S... Read more
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