The shoulder is the most moveable and unstable joint in the body. The "ball" in the upper arm is actually larger than the socket that holds it, and with the range of motion being so great, it is susceptible to injury.
To remain stable,... Read more
You’ve made the commitment. You’re not going to hibernate this year just because it’s winter. But you’re cold when it’s 75 degrees and sunny! Just the thought of going outdoors right now makes you shiver.
Take heart... 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
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
I'm new to SP :) I'm trying to lose weight & am just wondering how important is it that I eat within the calorie range that SP suggests? I have consistently been eating fewer calories than the lower limit of the range (not on purpose) ye... Read more
I have moderate to severe COPD and arthritis in both ankles. I know how important it is to exercise, but feel limited in my ability. Any exercise/fitness suggestions would sure be appreciated.... Read more
I damaged my rotator cuffs this summer using 3 pound weights (how embarrassing). I was in Physical Therapy for the damage to the left arm. The therapist had me use the BodyBlady to strengthen the muscles around the cuff. It was fun and really work... Read more
Always, always, ALWAYS make sure you do a good warm-up before starting any exercise.I've followed that advice for 53+ years & the only injury I ever had was a jammed ankle when sliding into 2nd base.Two months ago I didn't follow my own advice & star... 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
If you spend much time in the gym, you’re probably familiar with the “mirror muscle” crowd. They’re the guys who spend most of their time doing exercises that work the upper body muscles you can see while looking in the mirror—chest, abs, shoulders,... Read more
by Holly St. Lifer from That's Fit
Anti-aging articles abound touting the benefits of lifting weights to boost metabolism and fat loss, and increase bone density. But strength training is also your first defense against injuries.
Weaknes... Read more
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