I’ll admit it—I’m vain. So when I put on my summer tank tops a few months ago and noticed the dreaded "batwings" growing on the back of my arms, I panicked. I was too young to have my arms jiggling when I moved! I had to d... Read more
Think you’re too old to start a strength training program? Well think again! Strength training is just what your body needs to fight the loss of muscle, bone mass and strength that comes with age.
Everyone, no matter how young or old, shou... Read more
Remember when you were a kid and claimed that your dog ate your homework, when really you just didn't get around to writing your book report? Of course, your teacher knew you were fibbing. While most of us are past blaming the dog instead of taki... Read more
Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart!
The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
Every movement we make—from walking to driving—involves our muscles. Muscles are unique. They have the ability to relax, contract, and... Read more
When should I start strength training? I had a plan to start when I get under 200lbs and get my cardio as a steady habit. Well, I'm doing 1hr/5 days a week now and want to switch it up. Not sure where to begin but I do have a bench and some dumbbells... Read more
Aaaaargh iv been back on the weight loss train for 2 weeks tomorrow and have already caved. I had party food then champagne yday, today i had a maccas mcwrap and chocolate biscuits. Now im laying in bed rehretting everything. I knew what i was doing... Read more
As a member of the Baby Boomer generation, each year I edge a little closer to those wonderful golden years. In just a little over six months I will be celebrating my 50th birthday, a milestone I am eager to reach, after all how can I complain when I... Read more
If you are concerned about how many calories you burn during strength training, chances are that you are actively trying to lose weight (or might want to ensure you are eating enough to support strength training without losing additional weight). Alt... Read more
We've found wonderful places in our neighborhood, including the open air market, and a chocolate shop. And I fought off a would-be purse snatcher - YAY for strength training! Really, I'm 60 years old but managed to yank my purse back out of the han... Read more
As I was commenting on a blog today, I noticed my response was quickly growing into a blog post of its own. I really love strength training and I want to tell you why. Although you don't get that sticker shock award for burning huge amounts of cardio... Read more
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