The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes... Read more
If you're new to exercise, overweight, or dealing with pain caused by an injury or a chronic condition like arthritis, your doctor may have recommended that you start a low-impact workout program. But what does "low impact" really mean&... Read more
I recently swam laps for the first time since my childhood swimming lessons. The next day, when my muscles were sore and fatigued, I realized that there was much more to swimming than just splashing around. This gentle-but-challenging form of exercis... Read more
Whether you have a disability or a chronic condition that limits your mobility, exercise doesn't have to be out of reach or even painful. In fact, depending on your condition, your health care provider has probably recommended that you increase y... 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
Any suggestions to track swimming? If I use my SparkTracker I have to wear it on my wrist. It records my arm movements as an elliptical movement. I then have to re-classify the reading to swim laps. It's sort of accurate, but I'd like something more... Read more
I don't know whether it's been deleted off SparkPeople, but there used to be a form on this site where you could fill in your short term and long term goals and then print it out. Do you know if it still exists and where it is located?
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I took a private swimming class today. Since I was the only student, I swam back & forth across the pool almost the whole time. The tracker asks how many reps, sets, etc. I don't have a clue. But I know I know how long I swam...and I'd sure like cre... Read more
I am 45 years old and I need to lose about 130 pounds. I have started doing a squat challenge, and I am doing wall push ups, lying leg lifts and crunches to start off. when I do crunches, it makes my tail bone hurt. do I have the wrong form or am I j... Read more
I have been incorporating walking on the treadmill into my nightly routine, typically right after dinner. I try my best to stretch well afterwards, and have only been going between 2.8-3.0 mph for 30-45 minutes. After 30 minutes, I feel fine... eve... Read more
Whenever you strength train, whether with free weights or a machine, watch yourself in a mirror to make sure you are doing it with proper form. Proper form ensures you're getting the best results & not setting yourself up for injury! Happy Sparking!... 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
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
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