Before Gail Devers won the 100-meter dash at the 1992 Olympics, she spent countless hours on the track. But you know where else she spent her time? In the gym, doing strength training. Not to gain weight, but to keep her muscles strong.
The comm... Read more
Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain.
Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo... 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
We love them, we look forward to them, we talk about them for weeks before and weeks after – vacations. Those 1-2 weeks of the year when we get away from it all – work, responsibilities, car pools. Unfortunately, there is something el... Read more
In this exercise, movement will come from the ankles.
Sit on the seat of the calf raise machine. Place your thighs under the leg pad, just above your knees. Place the balls of your feet on the foot rest, allowing your ankles to hang... Read more
I am having trouble with my legs (from below the knee to the ankle) seizing up when I walk very fast or try to run. It is like all the muscles just lock up and freeze in a contracted position. It hurts really bad and takes several minutes to wear off... Read more
Hello, I love hiking, and have been using it successfully to lose my almost 30lbs so far... However, I have recently started to try to add in daily walks as well, but have been experiencing really terrible leg pain on the front of my legs from about... Read more
I work out during lunchtime during the workweek and I'm looking for suggestions for what to do today. The issue is that yesterday and the day before I did two similar workout classes, which both just happened to have us do an extraord... Read more
One of my fave Spark friends has a great idea for restaurant marketing linked to healthy SP foods.
He's a marketing genius . . . and here he is offering a great i... Read more
DOES ANYONE KNOW IF YOU GO BY RECOMMENDED DAILY THINGS LIKE MAGNESIUM AND POTASSIUM????
I HAVE BEEN HAVING SEVERE CRAMPS AND MUSCLE SPASMS IN MY LEGS SINCE STARTING WATER AEROBICS 3 WKS. AGO!! WAS SO BAD LAST 2 NIGHTS COULDN'T SLEEP(GOT UP SOAKED I... Read more
Right before a shower or bath, while I have some "me" time, I do leg 10-12 reps of leg calf raises, back leg raises (while leaning on the sink, it works those gluets), and some basic stretching. This helps me relax even more right after a nice showe... Read more
Last week's fitness blog featured strength training exercises a beginner could do at home. This week's blog features those exercises that allow you to do a full-body workout routine in the gym.
If you feel you do not have time to incorporate al... Read more
This past Monday kicked off National Sleep Awareness Week (March 7th-13th) bringing attention to the important role sleep plays, not only in our overall health, but our weight loss journey as well. Studies have shown that over the years the amount o... Read more
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