Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain.
Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo... Read more
It’s a common problem for many who exercise. It makes everyday activity difficult, and scares a lot of people away from any physical activity. It’s lower back pain. For those of you who suffer from it, there is hope. While there... 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
Stretching is an important component of any fitness routine. Although it can be tempting to finish a run and skip the stretches, you know better. Stretching has many benefits, including increased range of motion and improved muscular coordination. Re... Read more
Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a major health problem affecting an estimated 21 million adults in the United States alone. Osteoarthritis begins with the breakdown of joint cartilage which results in pain, stiffness, swelling a... Read more
Last month I measured my hips,thigh,arms,and waist to keep track of what I loose. Today I remeasured after missing 2 weeks at the gym. I watched what I ate and was careful. I lost 10 inches from my hips, but gained 1-3 inches elsewhere.Idk how I feel... Read more
Hello! I'd love a suggestion on workouts that are easy on the knees. I've been doing Jillian Michaels Shred workout dvds, as well as Preventions 3-2-1 circuit workout. My left knee can't take any bouncing (like with jumping jacks) or squats, and i... Read more
I am so unhappy with no family support, a very dysfunctional family and now because of my weight I am bedridden and dependent on a Mom who is cruel and hateful. Please offer me help, encouragement because I'm at a really bad place. I have allowed mys... 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
Hello everyone. I'm well into my weightloss effort over the last year I would like suggestions on exercises, videos, or any other offers of advice you might have for me. I like the spark site and videos I have seen so far. A bit of info, I am a... Read more
Small movements I've found that relieve the pain. I"ve been in pain for the last week, and found that if I moved my hip, (the one on the side of the painful knee) the way Cancan dancers do, -- it looks like they're moving their knee, when in fact, th... Read more
The hip flexors are the group of muscles that allow you to lift your knees toward your chest and bend forward from the hips. What is collectively referred to as the hip flexors is actually a group of muscles that includes the iliopsoas, the thi... Read more
Renee Hernandez (MIAMI_LILLY)Weight Lost: 100 poundsHometown: Miami, FLOccupation: Homemaker What was life like before your weight loss?I was an overweight child. Although I was always active, I loved junk food and sweets and had a grandmother t... Read more
248 Yup, I started Level Two of the 30 Day Shred a couple of days ago. Previously, I haven't gone past the first seven days of Level One! Why? Well, for one, when I first started trying to get fit like almost every other enthusiastic beginner, I ov... Read more
Hello to you all. First I have to say that I have missed talking with all my friends here at Spark. The past few months have been a trying one for me. I started a new job. Working as a housekeeper at the newly built FAIRFIELD INN- MARRIOTT. I had don... Read more
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