If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le... Read more
Walking comes naturally to humans. It’s one of the earliest skills we develop, long before we learn how to talk (or invent excuses to avoid walking). And given good, basic health, it’s something you can do throughout your life without wor... Read more
Do you sometimes find yourself skipping the strength training you know you should be doing, just because it’s hard to squeeze it into your hectic schedule? Sure, it’s possible to do a very effective strength training routine at home with... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
Stretching comes naturally to all of us. You might notice that if you have been sitting in a particular position for a long time, you stretch unco... Read more
Does this sound familiar? "My joints are achy, I feel stiff all the time, and it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning." If there were ever a good excuse not to exercise – if there were ever a defensible time to throw in the t... Read more
Looking for a good cardio workout cd/dvd/video that is good for uncoordinated people. I have the zumba videos but I get frustrated because I can't do them. I want a fun workout, that doesn't require equipment, and is easy for a beginner.
Any sug... Read more
Some days I am just so hungry. For some reason I cannot get over my fear of eating more. I want so bad to stick to 1200-1300 even though I am allowed up to 1550 a day. Do you eat toward the top of your range? How much would it slow my weight loss dow... Read more
I have been dieting and exercising now for almost 3 weeks and so far I gained 5 lbs the first week and then lost 2. I'm going to the gym 5 days a week and only eating 1200 cals. What am I doing wrong?... Read more
Well, no exercise for the days, the longest stint since I started in November with getting reward tattoos back to back with my period but I'm staying in calorie range and hope to be back to gym tomorrow!... Read more
No matter how much pain I am in, I know that the only thing that is going to help me feel better is to get up and move. As I am moaning and groaning as I move across the room, I make that special effort to do my stretches and warm up for that work ou... Read more
Traditionally a Face Mask is made by soaking 1 tsp.Turmeric with 1 tbsp.Lentil(Masoor) Flour,a few drops of Rose Water,0.5 tsp.Lemon Juice,0.5 tsp. Honey ,0.5 tsp.Almond/Olive Oil and thick Yoghurt beaten together to make a thick Paste.This paste... Read more
I've blogged in the past about my battle with my posture, because I have been a sloucher since I was a kid. It's something that makes me cringe when I look at pictures of myself and think "Why doesn't anyone ever tell me to stand up straight?" Havi... Read more
If you spend much time in the gym, you’re probably familiar with the “mirror muscle” crowd. They’re the guys who spend most of their time doing exercises that work the upper body muscles you can see while looking in the mirror—chest, abs, shoulders,... Read more
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