Whether you have a disability or a chronic condition that limits your mobility, exercise doesn't have to be out of reach or even painful. In fact, depending on your condition, your health care provider has probably recommended that you increase y... Read more
Do you sometimes find yourself skipping the strength training you know you should be doing, just because it’s hard to squeeze it into your hectic schedule? Sure, it’s possible to do a very effective strength training routine at home with... Read more
When you're told that exercise improves your heart health, you probably think of cardio exercise, right? After all, "cardio" is short for "cardiovascular" exercise, named as such because it utilizes the cardiorespiratory syste... 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
Exercise is good for your heart, helps with weight loss and provides a variety of health-related benefits. At the same time, exercise comes with a certain degree of injury risk, and depending on the activity, it can also put a lot of stress on your j... Read more
Wall push-ups are a good way to get more upper-body exercise when you may not have time for floor push-ups, or maybe you're not so great at floor push-ups. They benefit chest, shoulders, arms/triceps, and core muscles. Step back just a little (safely... Read more
I have added rescuing stray grocery carts to my "park far away" routine at major box stores and grocery stores. Rescuing a grocery cart left in a parking space is a good deed, and gives you a little upper body exercise while you're walking toward th... Read more
Our shoulders play an important role in helping us live an active daily lifestyle, therefore, by training the muscles that support the shoulder joint this allows for greater strength, flexibility and stabilization. Not only do strong shoulders give o... Read more
Britney Spears is making a comeback! After a couple years of—well, we won't get into that here—she's back on top with new music and an improved look. But Britney's reshaped body hasn't come easy. She's been frequenting the gym, working with a trainer... Read more
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"The shoulders are the most important muscle group of the upper body for appearance as well as function," says Brad Schoenfeld, MS, CSCS, a fitness trainer in Scarsdale, N.Y. "Even if you... Read more
I'm searching for the best upper body exercises. I have hand weights, a mat and I belong to a gym. I want to create a routine for myself that I can do 2-3x a week. I'd love some suggestions. What has been good, what works? Does anyone use a towel for... Read more
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