Both running and walking are simple ways to get a great cardiovascular workout with no equipment beyond a sturdy pair of athletic shoes. But these common activities can lead to pain and injury if you're not careful. Here are five of the most comm... Read more
This morning, you probably didn't think twice about slinging a work tote over your shoulder or picking your sneakers up off the floor. But there may come a time when one of those simple motions will trigger a backache bad enough to cause you to c... Read more
Bend, twist, reach, and pull.
While this may sound like an intensive aerobics class, these are actually movements you do while working in the garden. Researchers estimate that gardening burns an average of 300 calories per hour, while heavy yard... Read more
Most people believe that all exercises are good, safe and effective. After all, it's all exercise, and that has to count for something, doesn't it?
The truth is that some of the machines in gyms aren't safe at all (especially for peo... Read more
Is stress wearing you down? Are your muscles tense and your posture less than perfect? Bringing yoga, a touch of Eastern culture, into your Western lifestyle may be the perfect answer to help you unwind both your body and mind.
People of all age... Read more
Hi, my name is Kasim Khalique. I am a personal trainer and nutrition coach. I am also in school for my MS in nutrition. As of now I am aiming to gain 30 pounds of mostly muscle for next years football tryouts.... Read more
This has been a recent campaign of mine; working the butt!
I read an article on Muscle & Fitness website not too long ago that even though most weightlifters spend a lot of time on chest, arms, and back that most use leg day as a throw away day,... Read more
for about 3 weeks I've been working out for about 50 minutes every night and watching my eating habits a little more carefully. My friends and family say they can see a difference in how I look. However the number on the scale is staying the same. Wo... Read more
For about a year now I've been in the low-to-mid 170lb range. I'm a male. I am 6'0". I'm in my early 30's. When I started with SparkPeople I was ~195lb. Right now, just looking in the mirror, I think I'm a leaner 170ish pounds than I was a y... Read more
I strained my calf muscle the day before yesterday doing a workout video that had me jumping on one foot. I have iced it, wrapped it and no that its not something i need to see a dr for. ive strained muscles before and although its a little painful i... Read more
Inspiration for women focused on increasing lean muscle mass and lowering body fat through strength training and having FUN doing it. Some come on aboard and join up with us. You will not regret it!... Read more
In college I was a dancer, and Pilates was part of my daily training. Somehow I would ''get through'' the mat classes, just going through the motions, but miraculously, I was never sore. My roommate, on the other hand, would be double... Read more
With much of the country experiencing an unseasonable amount of snow this winter many of us are finding ourselves digging out the snow shovel to clear our paths. But we must be mindful that while snow shoveling can give one quite a workout,it does co... Read more
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