SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
Stretching comes naturally to all of us. You might notice that if you have been sitting in a particular position for a long time, you stretch unco... Read more
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
You hear about them. You see people using them in the gym. They’re in stores, on TV, and have entire fitness classes designed around them. You think about these stretchy bands and what good (if any) they do. You want to know: What are the b... Read more
Walking comes naturally to humans. It’s one of the earliest skills we develop, long before we learn how to talk (or invent excuses to avoid walking). And given good, basic health, it’s something you can do throughout your life without wor... Read more
Most people believe that all exercises are good, safe and effective. After all, it's all exercise, and that has to count for something, doesn't it?
The truth is that some of the machines in gyms aren't safe at all (especially for peo... Read more
I know this is kind of a small thing but today my friend and I took a 3 mile walk around the lake. I work overnight on Monday's so usually I like to sleep as late as possible and then lounge around before going to work. But today my friend stopped... Read more
if anyone looked at my exercise tracker, there is nothing there... looks like I sit on my butt all day and do nothing :(
no, I don't go to the gym or go running
I do, work as a housekeeper at a hotel, carry wood in for my woodstove which is my on... Read more
My main cardio has been walking, but the other day I broke my second toe on my right foot, and walking hasn't been easy. Plus, certain strengthening exercises have been hard. Does any one have any suggestions, so I don't fall behind with my exercisin... Read more
So I'm at goal with my weight, but I would like to lose an inch off my waist. Can I do this without losing more weight? I'm doing the Turbo Fire workouts now, hoping to get more toned and what not.... Read more
Anything triathlon! There are lots of great members in this group ranging from thinking about a triathlon to Ironman finisher. Anyone is welcome to stop by and ask questions and/or offer advice.... Read more
Strength training exercises are important for all of us to do, but they can be extremely helpful for walkers since they allow for greater muscle balance, flexibility and range of motion.
Upper body strength training exercises are just as important... Read more
I created this simple, five-exercise workout circuit to get your heart pumping and your muscles moving so you can torch some serious post-Thanksgiving calories. It doesn't use any equipment, and it can be done anywhere, even in a small hotel/gues... Read more
By creating an exercise routine based on your individual needs and abilities, as well as taking some precautionary measures, you can reduce your risk of injury and make exercise an enjoyable part of your daily routine.
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