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
You hear about them. You see people using them in the gym. They’re in stores, on TV, and have entire fitness classes designed around them. You think about these stretchy bands and what good (if any) they do. You want to know: What are the b... Read more
Whether you have a disability or a chronic condition that limits your mobility, exercise doesn't have to be out of reach or even painful. In fact, depending on your condition, your health care provider has probably recommended that you increase y... Read more
Hey you scallywags! No more hogboshing around the deck swabs; it’s time to earn your eye patches! This here is called "The Pirate Workout" and if you’re looking for a fun and rewarding upper body workout, you should be all over... Read more
A fitness trend is sweeping the nation that involves balancing oneself on an oversized ball while performing functional resistance movements. The ball is referred to as a "physio" or "Swiss" ball and has grabbed the attention of n... Read more
I was browsing some online clothes shop and I go troubled by the differences in sizing. I'm 5'9'' tall and weigh about 141 lbs. In Italy, I wear a size 46 for trousers (and a 44 or medium for tops - I'm a pear shape, obviously), which is an XL here.... Read more
Have given up fast food. That's been difficult for me. I think with the ease and convenience of with which we can get fast food has become unreal! This has to be a challenge for a lot of people. Who has given up fast food and not just for lent?... Read more
I've been struggling with my weight increasing for the past couple years. I've probably tried every fad diet, cleanse, etc. My weight had really brought my confidence down. I'm ready to shed the unhealthy pounds for good! Started 3/2/15... Read more
Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia. Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium. Sugar can weaken eyesight. Sugar can produce an acidic digestive tract. Sugar contributes to obesity. Sugar can inc... Read more
SparkPeople's fitness experts advise against wearing wrist and ankle weights while doing cardio exercise and other general daily activities. Even though they are lightweight (usually two pounds or less), the risk of injuring yourself by wearing t... Read more
Fitness experts recommend a triad of exercises we should incorporate into our lifestyle in order to achieve optimum fitness. These exercises include cardio-respiratory activities, flexibility exercises and resistance training.
Cardio-respiratory a... Read more
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