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
Congratulations on purchasing SparkPeople's Fitness Starter Kit! You've taken the first step in making fitness—and all the benefits that come with it—a priority in your life. So you've got the kit…but where do you begin... 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
Make your fitness dreams come true once and for all, starting with the classic pushup!
Pushups tend to be much easier for men, since they have greater muscle mass and strength than women. But you don't have to be G.I. Jane to master the &quo... Read more
Ever gone through a workout and afterwards said, "That was great, except I forgot to work my triceps," or "I should have done a set of leg lifts"? Here’s a workout that will have you thinking, "Why haven't I don... Read more
My exercise streak keeps me motivated-it's long enough now I can't bear to break it! That and working towards mini-goals-I'm 2 lbs away from my goal for the month of April, so I'm pushing towards it with all I have! :-)... Read more
I'm a working mom of a baby that's on the verge of walking and a dog that thinks he's still the baby. I'm lucky enough to work flex time and have some days at home with the baby, but this means that I'm trying to fit in a few extra hours of work whe... Read more
I've often been told that challenging exercise becomes easier over time. In my lifetime, however, I've started many exercise programs and attempted to meet physical challenges -- only to find that, after several weeks, the challenges seemed to INCRE... Read more
Does anyone know good exercises for someone with back problems? I tried planking and ended up irritating my sciatica. I'm afraid to do ab exercises because not long ago I had a bad sciatic nerve flare up. Please help! Thanks!... Read more
Instead of trying to cram my exercise into my regular morning routine, divide it up during the day. Strength training or stability ball exercising for approx 20 mins each morning, and then my 30 minutes of cardio as soon as I get home from work.... Read more
One of the most versatile pieces of exercise equipment found in the gym, or even in your own home, is the stability ball. Not only does it help you to build better core stabilization, while aiding in balance and flexibility, it also allows for a m... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. At-home 'tasting game' helps kids accept vegetablesA really cool idea to get kids to chomp on new-to-them foods! ReutersReal Beauty Doesn’t Need Retouching, B... Read more
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