Hiking on a wooded trail. Riding a bike down the street. Doing crunches on a stability ball. Hitting the slopes. Walking up the stairs with ease. These are more than simple pleasures you can enjoy by living a healthy lifestyle. They're also proof... Read more
A common concern among new mothers is how to get rid of their jelly bellies and regain flatter, more toned stomachs. For some women, re-strengthening their core seems an easy task, but for most it is an uphill battle that takes many months, even... Read more
A fitness trend is sweeping the nation that involves balancing oneself on an oversized ball while performing functional resistance movements. The ball is referred to as a "physio" or "Swiss" ball and has grabbed the attention of n... Read more
The weather outside is frightful-- but that pond in your neighborhood is delightful. Frozen solid now, it offers all kinds of possibilities for winter sports that’ll keep you trim until springtime. What’s more, if you take to the ice... Read more
"Time is money," Benjamin Franklin advised a young tradesman in a 1748 essay. Although we don’t know to what extent he applied Franklin’s wisdom, most of us do understand the implications of this adage in our own lives. When it... Read more
Maybe a SP professional can help me on this one.
Or anyone who was faced with this problem.
I do 20 minutes on the treadmill everyday, 5 days a week.
I do it before or after an aerobics/strength class.
The problem: my legs become somewh... Read more
I know many do not use a scale but I find it works for me, so I am wondering if at maintenance it's best to maintain to a certain weight (i.e. 124) or a weight range (i.e. 121-124) since weight naturally varies from day to day? Thanks!
... Read more
I don't know exactly what is wrong but my lower left back and upper thigh/leg are always in so much pain. The last doctor I saw said its "Just" muskulo-skeletal pain and doesn't think its anything serious. He gave me stretches to do to help but it ne... Read more
I am looking for exercises that will strengthen my leg muscles. I am very seriously overweight which is extremely hard on my legs to begin with. I have a desk job so I get very little exercise. My legs ache so bad each and every time I stand up, I ca... Read more
While you do things at home or work, add some strength training, stretching or cardio moves to what you are already doing. While brushing teeth you can do leg lifts; while talking on the phone grab a hand weight for curls; while cleaning add some dan... Read more
If you get the Tip of the Day email, then you got this one, today. Are you asking for a knee injury? is the subject line. I could not get this machine to fit me, even with the instructor's help. It would put too much pressure against my knee and u... 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 was first introduced to balance exercises by my running coach when I developed a minor ankle injury a few years ago. However, before I even began using the balance board my coach had me do series of progressive balance exercises initially using on... Read more
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.