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
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
Is stress wearing you down? Are your muscles tense and your posture less than perfect? Bringing yoga, a touch of Eastern culture, into your Western lifestyle may be the perfect answer to help you unwind both your body and mind.
People of all age... Read more
Office life. If you let it, it can suck the energy right out of you. Or, you can take advantage of your workspace to put pep in your step and become more productive than ever.
Your office—where you spend 30% to 50% of your waking hours&mda... Read more
Although yoga has been around for thousands of years, it's become increasingly popular recently and has undergone quite the makeover. There are intense, sweaty styles of yoga that make the muscles of even the fittest people tremble; there are gen... Read more
I broke my tibia, fibular, and dislocated my ankle, so I haven't been able to do my normal cardio. My arms are getting stronger from crutching around, I even went on a 2 mile hike a couple weekend's ago. But I feel like I am not burning enough calori... Read more
Last summer I spent 3 months with a leg elevated before I was allowed to begin very gentle PT. I had a tendon repaired on my foot.
The surgeon says everything has healed and I've regained quite a bit of strength back, but I am having difficulty... Read more
When I was a member of The Fat Boys Club I unknowingly discovered that if I hunched slightly forward my big belly wouldn't protrude as much. Now I stand more erect with my shoulders comfortably back. The odd thing about this was that I hadn't really... Read more
Hi new here, was in a wheel chair for 5 years, been out of it for 2 years now with help of a total knee replacement and a lot of physical therapy. Still need my other knee done and shoulder done, but want to lose more weight before doing so. In pai... Read more
Just wondering, can you really lose weight doing chair exercises? I am very obese and have knee and back issues. I have decided to start with chair exercises but am wondering if I will really burn calories doing so ?... Read more
Working in a call center = sitting on your butt all day. So I replaced my office chair with a stability ball. It has improved my posture and it keeps my core actively engaged. I have read you can burn up to 6% more calories than sitting in a regular... Read more
A group to share, inspire, support and chat on our journey to healtheir versions of ourselves. Pull up a chair, sit down, share ideas, recipes, inspiration, support, or just have a good old natter.... 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
As you can imagine, SparkPeople employees are into health and fitness. And even though we are deskbound most of the day (like many of you), we try to make the best of it. You may have heard of people sitting on stability balls at their desks, as a wa... Read more
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