Do you sometimes find yourself skipping the strength training you know you should be doing, just because it’s hard to squeeze it into your hectic schedule? Sure, it’s possible to do a very effective strength training routine at home with... 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
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
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
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
Hi, I just started looking for the exercise demos on sparkpeople.com and came across this one for beginner, but don't quite understand how it works by just reading the instructions... www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercises.asp ?ID=129&from=fitpla... Read more
I just learned about Functional Fitness and was wondering if anyone has any specific exercises that an older female could do safely. When I mean "older" I talking early 60s. I want to learn to do exercises that would mimic my everyday activities:... Read more
Please send me a Sparkmail if you'd like to join a private team with support and resources for practicing moderation. Ultimately you might quit, but for now you'd like to try moderating. (Not for people practicing sobriety.)
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This is a Community Journal inspired by a definition of "ideal weight" from the Beck Diet Solution blog.
"I first want to tell you about our concept of ‘ideal weight’ – it’s the weight that you get down to when you’re eating and exercising in a hea... Read more
Keep a sample body lotion in your purse for a convenient pick-me-up after washing hands when at work or out doing errands. A tiny hotel lotion or moisturizer makes a unique functional souvenir from a memorable vacation and you can refill the conta... Read more
When we think of strength training activities, many of us think of free weights, weight machines, resistance bands, even medicines balls, but how many of us think of using a simple household item like a bath towel or dish towel to help us build musc... Read more
If you have been to any gym lately and listened to all the chitchat amongst trainers and their clients or picked up any fitness magazine, you may have heard or read the new buzz phrase floating around these days called functional exercise...AKA funct... Read more
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