I’m the first to admit that stretching is not high on my priority list. When I’m crunched for time, the last thing I want to do is spend an extra 5-10 minutes stretching after a workout. Consequently, my body has paid the pric... 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
Medicine balls are a great way to exercise any area of your body, whether upper, lower, or core. There are different sized exercise balls from 2-12, that you can use for numerous different exercises.
Medicine ball training is suitable for... Read more
Upper body (arm) ergometers aren't a gym staple, but they're becoming more readily available in physical therapy offices, hospitals, universities and modern gyms. Targeted to meet the fitness needs of individuals who cannot use their legs for... 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
If you work out at home for your other exercise, you could try breaking up your routine and doing little bits of it during the day. Like first thing in the morning, do your ab series, around lunch do legs, and while dinner's cooking, do arms.... Read more
PT is exercise, however, you won't burn many calories if you're doing mostly strengthening, mobility, or flexibility exercises. If your therapist has you use a bike, that would count as cardio, though :)... Read more
Guys, I'm kinda losing it.
I have been exercising and dieting consistently since the beginning of March and I have gained about 10 lbs.
Here's the deal. I'm 31, I don't have a problem with my thyroid (I got it checked) and I take Nexium fo... Read more
Hi everyone! :) I have a question about exercise balls. I've used them in the past, when I was about 100 pounds lighter, and I'm thinking about trying it again. However, I'm having some trouble figuring out the best kind/size to buy. I also don't wan... Read more
No matter how much pain I am in, I know that the only thing that is going to help me feel better is to get up and move. As I am moaning and groaning as I move across the room, I make that special effort to do my stretches and warm up for that work ou... Read more
I have some physical challenges that limit what I can do. For that reason, I don't use the workout generator and cannot do a lot of the daily exercises. Thinking about that is a real de-motivator, so instead, I focus on what I can do.... Read more
Although not everyone agrees about when to stretch, how long to stretch or what to stretch, most people include stretching as a regular part of their exercise routine. Research has shown that flexibility and range of motion decrease as we age. Regu... Read more
The Perfect Pushup is one of the most popular fitness tools around right now. For about $40 you can snag these specially designed pushup handles that rotate. But pushups are a pretty simple exercise, and they're great because they work so many muscle... Read more
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