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
You know that you want to lose weight. But how do you pick a goal weight that’s right for you? Do you find a celebrity, or even a friend, whose body you like and try to reach the same weight as him? Do you aim for a previous weight of your own,... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
Stretching comes naturally to all of us. You might notice that if you have been sitting in a particular position for a long time, you stretch unco... Read more
Does this sound familiar? "My joints are achy, I feel stiff all the time, and it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning." If there were ever a good excuse not to exercise – if there were ever a defensible time to throw in the t... Read more
Acupressure is a 5,000-year-old Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapy involving the placement of physical pressure (using fingertips or other devices) on specific locations on the body. The goal is to bring relief of problematic symptoms b... Read more
Hi, I am fairly new to SP and thoroughly enjoying everything about it so far. But can anyone share some advise on exercising with injuries.
Several years ago I injured my knee cartlidge which has never fully recovered. I find exercising, even wal... Read more
This is sort of a check in post; I joined on 11/15/2013 but I just started with the SparkCoach this week. I don't get online everyday because it hurts to much to sit too long; I try to walk at least 3 times a day but due to chronic back and leg pai... Read more
I love to Walk, Hula Hoop (even though i'm not that good at hula hooping it's still fun and keeps me active), jumping rope, squats, kick boxing, and dancing. I would like to try hiking and hopefully walk/jog/run in a 5k or 10k.... Read more
I started working out in November and managed two weeks of consistent working out walking 2 miles a day with Leslie Sansone and doing a daily spark workout video. The last 2 weeks of November I fell off track because I was sick and I tried to workout... Read more
Put your thumb and index finger together and feel the fleshy part under your thumb - this is what rare feels like. Now put thumb and middle finger together, this is medium, thumb and ring finger, medium well and thumb and pinky together, well. You ca... Read more
No matter how much pain I am in, I know that the only thing that is going to help me feel better is to get up and move. As I am moaning and groaning as I move across the room, I make that special effort to do my stretches and warm up for that work ou... Read more
Anything triathlon! There are lots of great members in this group ranging from thinking about a triathlon to Ironman finisher. Anyone is welcome to stop by and ask questions and/or offer advice.... Read more
The Perfect Pushup is one of the most popular fitness tools around right now. For about $40 you can snag these specially designed pushup handles that rotate. But pushups are a pretty simple exercise, and they're great because they work so many muscle... Read more
Although not everyone agrees about when to stretch, how long to stretch or what to stretch, most people include stretching as a regular part of their exercise routine. Research has shown that flexibility and range of motion decrease as we age. Regu... Read more
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