You’ve heard the jokes and the horror stories. But often, faced with the onset of menopause, most of us don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Luckily, if you’re determined to stay fit—or get fit— there’s no time... Read more
SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar... Read more
If you live with the daily pain and discomfort of arthritis, you're not the only one. In the United States, an estimated 46 million adults (about 1 in 5) have been diagnosed with arthritis. Hopefully your doctor has given you suggestions about ho... Read more
When I was growing up, coaches led sports teams. I had a swim coach, and my brother had a baseball coach. Friends who participated in athletics had coaches dedicated to helping them improve performance in their chosen sport.
In the last de... Read more
Upper body (arm) ergometers aren't a gym staple, but they're becoming more readily available in physical therapy offices, hospitals, universities and modern gyms. Targeted to meet the fitness needs of individuals who cannot use their legs for... Read more
Just went to my yearly physical and weigh as much as when I was pregnant! I will be 50 in July. Will start tracking today and I WILL consistently track and be accountable. I stopped weighing myself back in July and gained 10lbs since. :-(... Read more
Hi Sparkies! I'm searching for a circuit training video that I can use, but I'm not looking for anything extreme. I'm 61, in good health but overweight, and I've been doing walking and dancing DVDs. I like Jessica Smith and Leslie Sansome. I want... Read more
You shouldn't do that weight training workout every day or you'll risk injury due to overtraining. Men need to eat more than women, too. Spark shouldn't have given you a range minimum below 1500 if you're male.... Read more
If your doctor diagnosed a problem & said 'take this pill', would you? If you were told you need to do physical therapy, would you schedule the appointments and go? Consider tracking your food the same as taking a pill with each meal. Consider exerci... Read more
I have a set of 5 lb and 8 lb weight, green, red and black resistance bands and a Swiss ball. All are great resources for almost any strength training I want to do. The bands were left-overs from physical therapy. The ball and weights were from a... Read more
By Beth Donovan (~INDYGIRL)Being disabled or having chronic pain or illness makes exercise difficult if not impossible. Some days I wake up and just want to stay under the covers in bed, where the pain is at its best level of control. That's no k... Read more
Ask any runner, or non-runner for that matter, what one of the most common running injuries is and invariably many will mention patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS)--AKA runner's knee. It has been reported that as many as 70% of all runners will suf... Read more
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