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
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
"Time is money," Benjamin Franklin advised a young tradesman in a 1748 essay. Although we don’t know to what extent he applied Franklin’s wisdom, most of us do understand the implications of this adage in our own lives. When it... Read more
I don't know if anyone else has this problem but when I go to adjust a machine at the gym for my height, I can never get the thing to budge. Out of the three machines that I tried to adjust today there was only one that moved, and it actually moved r... Read more
Good routine so far, core/ab day, arm day, leg day each of those days begins with 5 minutes of cardio to warm up and ends on the treadmill cooling down. The other days I focus on cardio, I am obsessed with the elliptical & leg press. :)... Read more
Ok, I have an elliptical machine (have had it for three years) but I can only do two minutes straight before I'm pooped and feeling lightheaded...I want to be able to do 30-60min daily, how should I build myself up? Hoping using it sheds the #... Read more
Cont'd.....music. Lastly I don't like the machines very much but I've started using the stationary bike and am enjoying it. I am trying to build up to taking a real bike out. One thing I didn't like was yoga/Pilate's, as I found it extremely hard to... 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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