What is with all the weird looking toys you see in the gyms, sporting goods stores, and fitness magazines today? We see funny looking things like a cut-in-half stability ball called a BOSU. There are the small circular "pillow discs" that a... 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
Office life. If you let it, it can suck the energy right out of you. Or, you can take advantage of your workspace to put pep in your step and become more productive than ever.
Your office—where you spend 30% to 50% of your waking hours&mda... Read more
College life opens new and exciting opportunities for young adults. Leaving the comforts of home for the first time to live with a total stranger in a room the size of a closet; making your own choices about where to go, when to return, what time to... Read more
Wouldn’t it be great to be inside the mind of a health and fitness expert, even just for a little while? You could learn the tricks of the trade, straight from the experiences in their own lives. Do what they do, make the healthy choices they m... Read more
Anybody exercise with those squishy stress balls to strengthen forearms? If so, have your arms tightened up using them? I have 5 lbs hand weights that are too bulky to carry to and from work. I can easily squeeze the stress balls at my desk.
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I broke my tibia, fibular, and dislocated my ankle, so I haven't been able to do my normal cardio. My arms are getting stronger from crutching around, I even went on a 2 mile hike a couple weekend's ago. But I feel like I am not burning enough calori... Read more
Last summer I spent 3 months with a leg elevated before I was allowed to begin very gentle PT. I had a tendon repaired on my foot.
The surgeon says everything has healed and I've regained quite a bit of strength back, but I am having difficulty... Read more
HI, I am New to Spark and the message board. I have had two knee replacements an my balance is SHOT. My exercise of choice was walking but since my replacements, I am unable to walk without a cane/walker. The insurance company says I have had eno... Read more
I replaced my office chair at home with a stability ball which forces me to sit "actively" and I also find that if music is playing I will bounce along with it so it may not burn many calories but it's better than sitting static in a chair.... Read more
A group to share, inspire, support and chat on our journey to healtheir versions of ourselves. Pull up a chair, sit down, share ideas, recipes, inspiration, support, or just have a good old natter.... Read more
As you can imagine, SparkPeople employees are into health and fitness. And even though we are deskbound most of the day (like many of you), we try to make the best of it. You may have heard of people sitting on stability balls at their desks, as a wa... Read more
Stability balls are a common piece of workout equipment- whether at the gym or at home. Some people even use them in place of a chair while sitting at work, because they help with posture and core strengthening. But what about kids who are sitting... Read more
My sister just ordered the Gaiam stabiltiy ball fitness chair and received a 15% discount coupon for a friend, which she sent to me. So, discount coupon is now applied to my order of the stability ball chair and I should be getting it in a week or s... Read more
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