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
Yoga, which comes from the Sanskrit yuj word meaning "union," originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. There are many forms of yoga, but in general, yoga focuses on breathing techniques (pranayama), postures (asanas), flexibility, and... Read more
If you live with the daily pain and discomfort of arthritis, you're not the only one. In the United States, an estimated 46 million adults (about 1 in 5) have been diagnosed with arthritis. Hopefully your doctor has given you suggestions about ho... 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
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
I have read conflicting information on this. Some say that you have to have rest days & others say that since your abs engage all the time in day to day activities that you can in fact not overtrain them. I would live to know people's ideas on this... Read more
Exercise has never been one of my favorite things, but I've been doing okay with getting my workouts in for the most part. I've been working on a schedule of 4 days cardio, 2 days circuit training/strength training, and 1 rest day.
For cardio,... Read more
I really need to get my flexibility back. I'd like to do yoga and want to know what yoga dvd's are good for heavy set people who want to become more flexible while trying to lose weight.
Thanks... Read more
I sort of want to follow what my husband does at the gym, except I'm home so I have to modify my routine, plus I don't really have weights. SOMEWHERE I have 1 and 5 pd. weights but I can't find them, been searching. Mondays he and work mates work out... Read more
Cross train - have a variety of exercises - in order to keep your routine fresh and motivating. It will also help to break through plateaus. Triathlon training turned out to be MUCH easier on my joints than just running. And remember there are sev... Read more
Inspiration for women focused on increasing lean muscle mass and lowering body fat through strength training and having FUN doing it. Some come on aboard and join up with us. You will not regret it!... 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
Kate Winslet is a talented actor and mother of two. Despite her real-life role as a working mom, Kate is looking slim, toned, and downright fit in recent photos and stories—not to mention her new movies, The Reader and Revolutionary Road. In a recent... Read more
Last week was stretch & flexibility training only which was a new thing for me omitting cardio and strength training. I can tell that my body is now raring to go with some intense workouts.
My bone density testing results from last week revealed... Read more
Ok so as some of you may know i am absolutely obsessed with Sarah Fit!!
You can check out her youtube channel: Sharahfitchannel
or her website: Sarahfit.com
She is the health and fitness guru that i am absolutely fascinated by and motivated... Read more
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