It's no secret that the modern bicycle is a versatile machine, offering options for transportation, recreation, fitness, competition and employment. Cycling provides a host of health benefits, including improved cardiovascular functioning, leg st... Read more
It’s a classic question with no right or wrong answer. If you want an effective strength training workout, should you use free weights or machines? Which option will help you reach your goals? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice... Read more
The shoulder is the most moveable and unstable joint in the body. The "ball" in the upper arm is actually larger than the socket that holds it, and with the range of motion being so great, it is susceptible to injury.
To remain stable,... Read more
Isolating the gluteus medius (a small and hard-to-train muscle located above the gluteus maximus, just below the lower back) can improve your alignment and reduce back and knee pain. According to researchers at the University of Wisconsin at Milwauke... Read more
We all want to live our lives to the fullest. At every major life stage, whether a birthday, New Year, or even a tragedy, you likely ask yourself whether you’ve really been enjoying your life as much as you could be. Think about—or better... Read more
What are everyone's thoughts on people that eliminate one kind of food for reasons that aren't connected to better health or personal beliefs? I thought of this because I have a few friends trying to lose weight and some seem to believe that they can... Read more
Im over 300 lbs. I have had the program sitting around on the shelf for a while. With some life stuff going on and changing I decided now is the perfect time to start working out and losing this weight. I did day one today with the modified moves.... Read more
We all know sometimes finding the motivation to continue to do something can be challenging but sometimes saying just the right words puts pep in our step. Do you have any sayings or quotes you refer to when you need motivation in your day or life? O... Read more
So, I mentioned to a work friend that I had to exercise more in preparation for a family vacation and she acted like I was a total weirdo. My family does extra hiking, walking and longer workouts in the months leading up to a big trip so we'll have... Read more
I am trying to follow a low carb/high fat/moderate protein lifestyle and I am having a hard time getting enough fiber in. I eat veggies at every meal. I'm trying to avoid fruit at the moment because of all the sugar, although I do allow half a bana... Read more
A few years ago, you would have been more likely to find me in the weight room than on a treadmill. I loved strength training; I would have done it daily (in lieu of cardio) if possible. But something changed more recently that has me enjoying cardio... Read more
Working our biceps is important, but we must not neglect the back of the arms, better known as the triceps. Working both muscle groups allows for muscle balance, therefore reducing our risk for injury. Because the triceps are comprised of smaller m... Read more
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