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
Thinking about pregnancy? Whether you’re aiming to get pregnant next year or in the next few months, you should be getting ready now. This is the time to take inventory of your nutrition habits and make necessary changes that will promote good... Read more
Women of childbearing age (especially those who are pregnant or trying to conceive) are advised to eat 400 mg of folic acid (folate) daily to prevent neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, from occurring in their babies. New research, reported in... Read more
Although working out and eating right help you feel good and improve your health, there's no doubt that most of us also do so to improve our appearance. And with shorts and swimsuit season quickly approaching, cellulite might be on the minds of m... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
Every movement we make—from walking to driving—involves our muscles. Muscles are unique. They have the ability to relax, contract, and... Read more
i finally decided that i want to lose weight and be healthy. i am 250lbs. when i started a year ago i was 240lbs, i have gain 10lbs since i last checked this site. At 5'5" and 250lbs i realize its harder to move, i have a lot less energy, and I'm mor... Read more
I'm having some sort of technical problem with the site. I want to change my exercise goals to 30 minutes/5 times a week (a total of 150 minutes a week), but I when I update the numbers in my goals, it doesn't update in my exercise tracker. My exerci... Read more
1) I am 54 years old and obese. For a few days, I do normal pace walking exercise 2 miles / day. I feel O.K but the muscle at my back hurts . I just wonder if it is ok to do my walking daily or I should just do 3-4 times per week . I mean is exerc... Read more
proud of myself for maintaining an exercise streak for almost 7 weeks now!!! woohoo!!! starting to realize the non weight loss successes but other successes along the way!!!thank you SP!!!... Read more
I notice on my fitness pal tracker that it adds back the calories that I burn after I put in my exercise. Do you eat those calories? I thought that burning cals was the goal. Why would you eat them back? Just not quite understandi... Read more
I do circuit training type exercises a the gym, where I push myself for an allotted time or amount of reps, then quickly move on to the next, I rest at the end of the circuit & go again. I find different exercises in magazines, online, through other... Read more
Finding so many resources I can access from home; learning to set small achievable goals and measurable goals, support from great teams ; exercises that start you out as slowly as you need to start with super encouragement from the SP coaches; wonder... Read more
Full body resistance band workouts are great for when you are short on time and going to the gym is not an option. They provide an excellent alternative for a full range of exercises when you do not have access to free weights or other exercise equi... Read more
The folks at Life Fitness are giving away Body Shape Kits (pictured above) to help two lucky readers turn their homes into a fitness haven.
They say: "The Body Shape Kit addresses the five key elements of a healthy lifestyle--cardio, strength, bal... Read more
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