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
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.
Every movement we make—from walking to driving—involves our muscles. Muscles are unique. They have the ability to relax, contract, and... Read more
College life opens new and exciting opportunities for young adults. Leaving the comforts of home for the first time to live with a total stranger in a room the size of a closet; making your own choices about where to go, when to return, what time to... Read more
Does anyone else use music to time their workouts like I do sometimes? My goal tonight is 10 of my favorite songs while on my elliptical before I call it a night. It makes it easier sometimes then watching/counting minutes... Read more
does anyone have any suggestions on what I can use that fits the title description ... other than watp which I'm using already
I've tried some of the seated workouts ... but want to find something else that I can use (that also doesn't include floo... Read more
A Big Let Down for my workout today. :( did my 4th run this week and felt the pain come back in my knee after only two intervals. Had to slow down and add incline instead to finish my workout. Feeling discouraged, but I'd rather have a slower rate of... Read more
I just looked up the workout structure online and then programmed it into a free HIIT timer app I already had on my phone. I'm sure the C25K-specific app that tells you "walk" and "run" is better than just generic countdown beeps.... Read more
In my job as a dental assistant, whenever I lubricate the dental handpiece (30 seconds) I concentrate on my abs, and do a couple of isometric ab squeezes. It works out to several times per day, and it is just a little something I can do to focus on m... 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
I was first introduced to balance exercises by my running coach when I developed a minor ankle injury a few years ago. However, before I even began using the balance board my coach had me do series of progressive balance exercises initially using on... Read more
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