Proper form is important for any exercise. When using machines, where weight targets specific muscles in specific ways, it’s even more important. This gym staple is a machine that many people use improperly. Avoid injury by making sure you&rsqu... 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
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
A fitness trend is sweeping the nation that involves balancing oneself on an oversized ball while performing functional resistance movements. The ball is referred to as a "physio" or "Swiss" ball and has grabbed the attention of n... 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
Why can I not find this in the exercise tracker? I think they're fairly common... is it called something else on the tracker? Please help!
And while we're here... If I do, say, 3 sets of 15 reps of the Pec Deck, and it's on 50lb... am I really... Read more
Ok finish my work out 55 min on step machine and I was drenched with water. I don't know that's is a good thing. I drink 1 gallon of water a day. do I need to drink more or less? Please help... Read more
I am looking at purchasing an stationary bike or similar. I have PF in feet and bad knees. I would love any recommendations for your favorite machine....it will be stored on my covered porch.... Read more
I switch out between the elliptical and treadmill, doing intervals on whichever equipment I use that day. Sometimes when I have pushed really hard my legs just don't want to work out the next day. I know I need to rest to not over train, but how do... Read more
Follow up: Not gonna lie, it will be hard if you drink coffee solely because you like the sweet/milky flavor of your vanilla latte. I liked coffee for its own flavor before I dropped the cream/sugar, so it was easier for me.... Read more
If you get the Tip of the Day email, then you got this one, today. Are you asking for a knee injury? is the subject line. I could not get this machine to fit me, even with the instructor's help. It would put too much pressure against my knee and u... Read more
While you do things at home or work, add some strength training, stretching or cardio moves to what you are already doing. While brushing teeth you can do leg lifts; while talking on the phone grab a hand weight for curls; while cleaning add some dan... 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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