When you're short on time, proper stretching can be the first thing to go! That's why we created this short and effective full-body stretching routine that you can breeze through in fewer than five minutes. Remember to warm up first and never... Read more
Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to incorporate regular exercise into your healthy lifestyle, and take advantage of the its numerous benefits. Smart move.
But like many good things, exercise can also be risky—especially if i... 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
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
If your knees are giving you problems, and you feel like the Tin Man from "The Wizard of Oz" when getting out of bed, you’re not alone. Nearly 50 million Americans feel the same way.
Knees are the most commonly injured joints in... Read more
A couple years and 20 plus pounds later, I am here again to give it another go. Someone took a picture of me at the local Memorial Day parade when I was wearing one of my favorite shirts and thinking I didn't look too bad for the shape I'm in. Then... Read more
Hi I'm 38 and 214lbs lots to loose, back down the gym (had major surgery couldn't do anything for 8 months) and attempting counting macros. Started a week ago lost 10lb. Looking for friends to encourage each other and stay focused.... Read more
I just got back but am planning my next one-trip home to see family and going to go ride some rail-trails hopefully now that I have a bike again. There's one I'd like to do very near one of my grandmothers.... Read more
Today for lunch, I ordered with the staff and got a meatball sub, or more accurate, its a calzone, small verson.
Except it didn't taste good, not like how I remember it tasting.
I hate that I wasted my calories on it.....I want my calories... Read more
Happy Friday everyone! I'm back to spark people after some time away and am looking to make a (few) accountability friends to help each other stay on track and to just share our challenges. I'm a 30y/o woman in Ontario Canada and have about 60 poun... Read more
I have knee, ankle, and back problems. My husband has shoulder pain. Nordic walking is perfect for us. It takes pressure off joints. It relieves tension in the neck & shoulders, The bonus is that it burns 20-40% more calories than regular walking. It... Read more
My ankle has been bothering me and I've learned about the importance of recovery. If we continue to "push through" pain, our bodies cannot heal and we set ourselves further and further back. Now, I'm not using my pedometer to measure how far I can... Read more
Knee pain can come on suddenly: a sideways blow in athletics or a nasty fall while stepping off a curb. But many knee issues creep up after years of poor alignment, which results in wear and tear and arthritis. No matter the cause, knee issues d... Read more
For many of us, exercise is the part of the day we look forward to. But for those who struggle with chronic pain, working out isn't enjoyable. It hurts. Knees are particularly vulnerable to pain during exercise (and afterwards). There... Read more
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