The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recently published research that determined the most effective gluteal exercises. The study compared specific gluteal exercises to a traditional squat to see which exercises targeted the butt muscles most effect... 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
Upper body (arm) ergometers aren't a gym staple, but they're becoming more readily available in physical therapy offices, hospitals, universities and modern gyms. Targeted to meet the fitness needs of individuals who cannot use their legs for... Read more
Think you’re the only one who has trouble keeping off those pesky pounds? Well do we have some great news for you! Janet Jackson, who is known for her six-pack abs and sweat-inducing dance routines, is a self-proclaimed “yo-yo... Read more
Who do you want to look like? Britney Spears? Brad Pitt? Mia Hamm? We all want to look fabulous, but don’t always know how to take the first step towards our goals. A fitness jumpstart is a great way to set off towards a "better you.&q... Read more
I had foot surgery two months ago. all year I have been slowly losing weight but with surgery decreased activity and increased boredom I was really worried about reversing my hard earned weight loss back so I joined sparks. it has been so helpful t... Read more
I lost enough weight for my surgeon to agree to knee replacement surgery. I was very happy until he told me that I could not drive for six weeks. I live in a rural community and drive a fair bit even now that I am retired. My question is, is it... Read more
I've recently had minor surgery, so I can't really do exercise that will exert myself too much for about three weeks. All I can do right now is a little bit of walking. I'm 5'4" and 141 lbs, and my goal is to be 127 by the end of March, so I need to... Read more
Maybe a SP professional can help me on this one.
Or anyone who was faced with this problem.
I do 20 minutes on the treadmill everyday, 5 days a week.
I do it before or after an aerobics/strength class.
The problem: my legs become somewh... Read more
Hi! I had a Laparoscopy (keyhole surgery) last week and one of the Doctor's instructions was not to exercise at all for a month (and after that start really slowly). I am trying to loose weight and I am concerned about not being able to workout. To b... Read more
While sitting at my computer reading I do sidebends, twists, dumbbell bicep curls or overhead tricep extensions.I do this while watching tv too but then there is room to add seated leg extensions. You can get in a lot of exercise just sitting on your... Read more
It might seem intuitive to avoid exercising your joints when they're causing you pain. But, like many aspects of the human body, what seems to make sense isn’t necessarily what's good for you! When you're suffering from arthritis, o... Read more
Most of you probably havenít heard of open and closed chain exercises. But chances are, you do them all the time without even knowing it. Itís important to understand the difference between the two because one type is safer while the other can increa... Read more
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