We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness? Just as there is plenty of questionable diet and weight-loss advice going around, some exercise "rules" that people live by are downright misleading, misguided or... Read more
Whether you're just starting an exercise program, or you've been at it for years, there is one thing on everyone's wish list: a toned stomach. Well-defined abdominal muscles are glorified as being sexy, healthy and youthful. You may have... 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
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
We often get questions about the best abs exercises—after all, who doesn't want to tone their tummy in the least amount of time? There are countless exercises that target the abs, including fitness DVDs (Does "8 Minute Abs" ring a... Read more
Standing bicycle crunches are great: put your hands behind your head, and bring your left knee up while rotating and bringing your right elbow to meet. Repeat w/ right knee-left elbow. Woodchoppers and standing Russian twists are good, too.... Read more
I used to love to hike when I was young, but never used a pole or stick. I'm no longer young, but still want to hike. I got a lovely hiking pole for my birthday and would like to know the proper way to use it. I am right-handed, but have more arth... Read more
Good Afternoon! I have been on Spark People for almost one week and have failed to introduce myself! My husband calls me Peanut, so we will use that name for now! I am turning 35 this year and I'm ready to shed these dreadful pounds and live life... Read more
just have a proper diet plan, i tried many and only on third time a managed to keep going with it because i chosed very hard and strict plans, i use paleo from here bit.ly/1wZMsZc and i can eat a lot of awesome stuf and weight is going down easy... Read more
Not sure if these are made anywhere else, they are a large flat rice cake made fresh in the store they only have 16 calories in each and you can put anything on them.. they are crunchy and bland tasting so they will pick up any flavor you spread on t... Read more
For some people, safety and form during a workout is a huge priority. For others, it's an afterthought. If you work out without the careful eyes of a trainer or instructor watching your every move, it can be difficult to know if you are exercisin... Read more
Strength training may not be rocket science, but for the average person, figuring out the best, safest, and most effective ways to lift weights is no small task. There's no shortage of workout videos, toning classes and fitness plans you could fo... Read more
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