Ever notice how some people can have big bellies but lean legs, or how women tend to store most of their fat in their thighs, hips, and butt? These are examples of fat distribution, which refers to where your body typically stores the fat, no matter... Read more
You know that you want to lose weight. But how do you pick a goal weight that’s right for you? Do you find a celebrity, or even a friend, whose body you like and try to reach the same weight as him? Do you aim for a previous weight of your own,... Read more
Body weight alone is not a clear indicator of health or fitness because it does not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many are muscle. But body composition helps describe the amount (and distribution) of fat and lean muscle tissue in the bo... 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
Stretching is good for you, and it feels great, too! That's why we created this short and effective full-body stretching routine that you can follow whether you're a beginner or an advanced exerciser. Remember to warm up first and never stret... Read more
I fell off my nutrition and exercise wagon so hard I think I broke my butt. It started when I stopped tracking. 2 mos of inactivity and gained it all back. Logged breakfast today and have already used almost all of today's calories. #dontstoptracking... Read more
I really really hate shoes. Sometimes I forgo a workout simply because I have no desire to but on my sneakers. I do yoga and some dancing but don't feel like this is enough cardio. Any ideas for some fun workouts that are safe to do barefoot?... Read more
To stay motivated everyday I read comments on Sparkpeople, put my exercise clothes on in the morning, and write a different motivational quote on the chalkboard in my kitchen. What helps keep you motivated? #motivation... Read more
I am a sixty eight year old male, 5'4" tall but weighing 73 kgs, with a prominent paunch. I wish to come down to 64 kgs but cannot do running for exercise because of knee problems.Walking, diet control and on the spot exercises no problem.
He... Read more
I learned from an aerobics video that if you use more "hip" action, such as exaggerating your side to side sway when walking and many step exercises this increases calories burned and uses other muscles you don't spend a lot of time using normally. T... Read more
No one would mistake a beer gut for a sign of health.But a new study finds that carrying extra pounds around the middle can be dangerous even for people with an overall healthy weight.In a 14-year study of more than 15,000 people, normal-weight men w... Read more
The hip flexors are the group of muscles that allow you to lift your knees toward your chest and bend forward from the hips. What is collectively referred to as the hip flexors is actually a group of muscles that includes the iliopsoas, the thi... Read more
Remember last week when I reviewed two cardio dance DVDs by 10-Minute Solution—Hip Hop Dance Mix and Dance Off Belly Fat? (Read the review here if you missed it.) I really loved the workouts, as did my fellow tester, and based on the comments, many o... Read more
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