I recently swam laps for the first time since my childhood swimming lessons. The next day, when my muscles were sore and fatigued, I realized that there was much more to swimming than just splashing around. This gentle-but-challenging form of exercis... Read more
Consistency, so important to the SparkPeople System, is something our society often overlooks. People are so focused on wanting things now that they aren't willing to spend the time consistently doing small things over time. This attitude results... Read more
Heart disease is not a disease that only affects men. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease kills more than 500,000 women annually. In 2001, well over half of the people who died from heart disease were women.
Yet... Read more
We all know how great a good night's rest feels. You wake up feeling refreshed, energized and ready to tackle your day. Unfortunately, this rested feeling is the exception and not the norm for many who live busy lives in the modern world, and it&... Read more
Before developing the serious health condition of type 2 diabetes, a person will almost always have pre-diabetes beforehand. But pre-diabetes is a condition without symptoms, meaning that many people can have it without even knowing it. Left unchecke... Read more
I'm tracking all of my food, liquid & exercise every day. I'm getting at least 30 minutes of exercise every day, with most days being 60. Tracking my food forces me to make conscious decisions about what and how much I eat. Result? 55 lbs down/4 mos.... Read more
I am curious, when it comes to bikes, ellipticals, etc. what is the best one for the lower body? especially quads and glutes?
the world of exercise machines leaves my mind completely boggled.
and I have no idea how or where to find unbiase... Read more
You sweat out a lot of salt when you exercise.Getting too low on salt can cause you to cramp up during exercise. Your body doesn't care which element is in the salt (could be sodium, potassium, etc), just that it has the requisite amount.... Read more
You can lose weight or at least workout WHILE you cook!:192Make cakes the old way: leave the mixer in the cupboard. Use the hand-mix method: 360 strokes. Do short counts on each hand. Altern. 50 strokes on each hand (3 times each hand); with 30 each... Read more
Back in my high school days I was a long distance competitive swimmer and participated on my school team, as well as the city team. During those four years of swimming I put in countless thousands of laps, hours upon hours of training, but never full... Read more
According to the National Stroke Association, a stroke or "brain attack" is the third leading cause of death in America and a leading cause of adult disability. Since up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable, knowing what you can do to r... Read more
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