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
If you're new to exercise, overweight, or dealing with pain caused by an injury or a chronic condition like arthritis, your doctor may have recommended that you start a low-impact workout program. But what does "low impact" really mean&... 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
It’s hard to say enough about the benefits of walking for weight loss and general health, both physical and mental. It definitely belongs on your to-do list as often as possible. That’s why you’ll find an extensive collection of inf... Read more
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
I got a FitBit last night -- brought it home-- and within 7 minutes-- had it COMPLETELY (& accurately ) synced with Spark people! ! It's like the two are made to correspond. I don't even log my exercise. ....fit bit tracks your "active minutes"... Read more
I have made the most out of a snow day at home 5am to 730 the kids and I built legos. Then we all cleaned the house until 9. Then they went for a short nap and I kept cleaning. Lunch then outside to shovel and play for 1.5 then I did yoga. Zzzzzzz...... Read more
Save your money on expensive gym memberships and invent in home equipment. All you really need is hand weights, stability ball, resistance bands, and a jump rope for cardio. If you cannot jump rope invest in some cardio workout dvds. You never ha... Read more
People often ask me whether certain workouts are "high impact" or "low impact," and in answering them, I have discovered is that there is a lot of confusion among exercisers about what these terms really mean. Yes, they deal somew... Read more
High intensity interval training (aka H.I.I.T.) doesn't always have to be high impact! This workout is perfect for maximizing your cardio time--without pounding your joints. (Oh, and did I mention it’s free of both burpees and squat thrusts... Read more
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