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
Medicine balls are a great way to exercise any area of your body, whether upper, lower, or core. There are different sized exercise balls from 2-12, that you can use for numerous different exercises.
Medicine ball training is suitable for... Read more
Walking comes naturally to humans. It’s one of the earliest skills we develop, long before we learn how to talk (or invent excuses to avoid walking). And given good, basic health, it’s something you can do throughout your life without wor... 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
The seated chest press machine, is comfortable for your body while allowing you to lift heavier weight with more control. In this exercise, the movement comes from the shoulders and elbows.
Start by adjusting the seat height. When se... Read more
Kinda disappointed sex isn't listed as an exercise. It has to be worth at least 50 calories. Getting positive results were ever I can. Haven't eaten an Oreo double stuff in months. Throw me a bone.... Read more
I'm starting over again after no exercise for about 6 weeks. I just didn't have the time. I've kept off the 7lbs I lost this year with portion control. Now I need help starting over. Tips anyone?... Read more
I am not normally very active. I am working on getting more exercise, but it is slow and gradual.
I am wondering how to eat on those days when I burn A LOT of calories. Like an all day, vigorous hike. Or like today, when we did heavy landscaping fo... Read more
I have fibromyalgia too and exercising is definitely tough when you are always in pain. I've heard people say that you feel your workout the day after, so that just seems to double the pain. I tried many things, but the best I found was a Leslie Sans... 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
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
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