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
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
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
I need #fitness #help. Doing #couchto5k and want to add strength training. Does anyone have a plan for making those work together? Currently doing 10k-15k steps everyday (#fitbit) & walk/run on alternate days. What do you suggest for muscle building?... Read more
"God will give you strength for every battle, wisdom for every decision, peace that surpasses understanding." This can be a long battle, but understand that a number does not define you. Stay strong. Don't let little things bother you. Just breathe.... Read more
Strength Training on the Go.When I am at work, I take strength training breaks twice a day.In the bathroom, I do 2 reps of wall push-ups, 2 reps of wall rocking (chair rocking without the chair), wall squats, standing adduction and standing abductio... Read more
I used to have trouble working strength training into my schedule. When making tea, I used to put the water on, go sit down and wait for the water to boil, get up, pour the water into the teapot, set the timer, go sit down and wait for the tea to br... 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
I've made a major change in my body twice in my life. Once as a teenager I would starve for three days, lose five pounds and then go back to eating normally. I did it six times and lost 30 pounds. Those 30 pounds stayed off for many years. Then b... Read more
I did a strength training session at home tonight. It felt great. I was going to go on a walk tonight but when I went out, it was lightning and thundering so I scrapped that. I did get a bunch of biking in today after work though. Anyhow, here's the... Read more
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