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
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In a new series of videos, Coach Nicole will demonstrate some of her favorite... 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
Hi new here, was in a wheel chair for 5 years, been out of it for 2 years now with help of a total knee replacement and a lot of physical therapy. Still need my other knee done and shoulder done, but want to lose more weight before doing so. In pai... Read more
Just wondering, can you really lose weight doing chair exercises? I am very obese and have knee and back issues. I have decided to start with chair exercises but am wondering if I will really burn calories doing so ?... Read more
How do you keep yourself motivated when life seems to make fun of you and every other day throws a curve ball at you?
I've been sick for almost two weeks (cold, flu like symptons) and stopped exercising as I really didn't have the strenght to do... Read more
SO over the weekend I took a picture with some friends and then I cried for hours and locked myself in my apartment. I feel like a beached whale. I sat all weekend thinking of ways that I can cut the fat off my body. Hating all people that looked ski... Read more
I am an active walker...i walk long distances like 2 - 3 times a week 3 - 4 miles... i love walking.. i want to walk more ..but i get pain on the bottom of the ball of my heel...i get frustrated when i dont go for walks and put myself down..i have tr... 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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