It’s a classic question with no right or wrong answer. If you want an effective strength training workout, should you use free weights or machines? Which option will help you reach your goals? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice... Read more
Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain.
Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo... Read more
It's an excuse many of us have heard or even said ourselves: I want to get fit, but I can't afford a gym membership. While a health club can be a fantastic place to work out, it's not the only way to get fit. In fact, you can enjoy a vari... Read more
If you think that you're too busy to fit in a full workout, think again. Plenty of research shows that small bouts of exercise can add up and provide just as many heart-healthy benefits as longer workouts. You don't even have to be at the gym... Read more
The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recently published research that determined the most effective gluteal exercises. The study compared specific gluteal exercises to a traditional squat to see which exercises targeted the butt muscles most effect... Read more
444 252 Walk a mile in my shoes and you'll realize we're the same, we're far from being that different as humans in our wants, needs, thoughts and even deeds.
So why do so many people judge each other so harshly especially based on color, relig... Read more
Started Cardiac Rehab yesterday, it was good! Walked a little more while my daughter practiced! Found out that I have a peanut allergy when I made my husband peanut butter cookies last night, ended up in the ER!... Read more
I have lost around 100 pounds. I feel great! I try everyday to take a walk. Even if you can get 10 minutes in that is great. I try to walk between 25 to 45 minutes a day. It is really great for you.... Read more
I live in Chattanooga,TN and I just really hate the idea of going to the track. We have a lot of places around town like trails and our beautiful riverfront that I can utilize. The problem is I am not used to walking/running in winter time. I am n... Read more
I live in the foothills of California and if I want to walk from my house it is steep hills. I walk a mile out and a mile back and at least 30% of the one way walk is up steep hills. Why isn't walking uphill on the tracker to choose from? I had to go... Read more
A person at my fitness club was doing walking lunges on the treadmill. She was in great shape with really toned legs. I asked what else she does for exercise. She stretches, rides her bicycle intermittently, she replied that the walking lunges on t... Read more
Sometimes when I need to go into another room, I'll do "walking lunges" to get there, or other times, I'll just do a few circuits of them around the house if I'm waiting for dinner to cook or something. Its a little thing (and you might feel silly a... Read more
Rain or Shine, Indoor or Outdoor Walk, WALK & WALK SOME MORE. Lose Weight, Inches, and Stress with support every Step & Mile along the way! "Every day is a great day to take a walk" ~Leslie Sansone... Read more
Strength training exercises are important for all of us to do, but they can be extremely helpful for walkers since they allow for greater muscle balance, flexibility and range of motion.Upper body strength training exercises are just as important to... Read more
Medicine Balls provide a great alternative to the standard free weights and resistance bands many of us own and use for strength training at home. Not only do medicine balls provide us with a larger range of motion compared to other workout equipm... Read more
A few minutes before I was planning to get ready for CrossFit, I got a rejection from the latest job I interviewed for. I say "latest" because I think this is the 9th. Or 10th? I'm starting to lose track actually of all the times I've made a pointles... Read more
Strong legs, hips, and buttocks are essential for walking stamina. Lunges, particularly the walking lunge , conditions these target muscles.
. Stand with your feet parallel , hip width apart, shoulders relaxed, and your arms at your... Read more
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