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
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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
So you've been cleared for exercise after the birth of your baby and you're anxious to get outside and get moving! But who's going to watch your little one? If running or walking is your thing, you can take baby along in a jogging strolle... Read more
It's freezing cold outside, it’s dark when you get home, and you're still recovering from those extra holiday calories you put away over the last couple weeks. That’s a pretty good excuse to sit inside by the fire, snuggle up... Read more
I've been a member for a while now, but I've never taken the time to post. I think I'm doing pretty well with my weight loss at the moment. I took a break from SparkPeople, but after reaching the heaviest I've ever been in my life (... Read more
I disappeared from Sparkpeople for a while due to health issues and feeling like it was not going to help me due to being diagnosed with Congestive Heart disease, Diabetic 2, and that there was no hope for me so I felt alone and just sat down waiting... Read more
I am a 53 years young woman in the Atlanta, Ga area and I have some to the realization that If I don't do something about my health now, I won't live to spend my own retirement money. So I have started exercising with a trainer 3 time a w... Read more
I started eating well and exercising two weeks ago. I eat decently healthy I believe. I take a multivitamin everyday too. I was doing 30 minutes of kickboxing about 4 days a week, with strength training and 1 day of rest. I don't think that's too muc... Read more
So I have been going to the gym for 4 weeks now....2 Zumba classes ,1 bodypump, and either my own cardio or a cardio kickboxing class every week. BUT NO WEIGHT LOST ! I told myself at least six weeks before I saw anything... But geez I'm soo sore aft... Read more
Baking my own bread has become easy and cost effective. I started using the "Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day" plan about 2 months ago and I love. I used to buy 2 loaves of bread a day for my family. Now, I bake it myself for a fraction of the cost... Read more
Resistance is experienced as fear; the degree of fear equates to the strength of Resistance. Therefore, the more fear we feel about a specific enterprise, the more certain we can be that that enterprise is important to us and to the growth of our sou... Read more
Full body resistance band workouts are great for when you are short on time and going to the gym is not an option. They provide an excellent alternative for a full range of exercises when you do not have access to free weights or other exercise equi... Read more
The folks at Life Fitness are giving away Body Shape Kits (pictured above) to help two lucky readers turn their homes into a fitness haven.
They say: "The Body Shape Kit addresses the five key elements of a healthy lifestyle--cardio, strength, bal... Read more
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