You come home from a long day at work, ready to put your feet up and relax for a while. When you open the door to find your furry friend waiting, hoping that it’s time for a walk or a game of fetch, what do you do? Do you ignore the wagging tai... Read more
Have you ever considered including water fitness into your exercise routine? This can be a great way to increase strength, flexibility and cardiovascular health. Plus, during the months of summer heat, what is a better way to keep cool?
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The pool can be a scary place. You have to wear a swimsuit (ack!), get your hair wet and know the rules of the road—er, swim lanes. But don't let that stop you! Water provides an excellent workout, especially for people with joint issues or... Read more
Ready to walk or run a 10K but not sure where to begin? We've designed two training programs to help you get started. The first program is for individuals who want to complete a 10K by both walking and jogging the event. The second program is for... Read more
Running or walking a 5K (3.1-mile) race is a fun and realistic goal for exercisers of all fitness levels. If you're ready to train for your first 5K, but not sure where to start, don't worry! SparkPeople's certified trainers have created... Read more
Drinking water can help with hunger between meals, if you're really sticking to your numbers and don't want to eat based on your schedule, etc...herbal tea works well for me in that respect.... Read more
Any morning, pre-workout exercisers out there? Vegetarians? 20-somethings looking to shed some pounds/increase healthy lifestyle/live joyfully etc? Looking for some virtual exercise/wellness buddies.... Read more
Boil in lightly salted water 20-25 minutes, just until you can tear off a leaf. Dip in melted butter and enjoy! You just scrape off the soft parts with your teeth, you're not supposed to eat the whole thing. Then clear and eat the heart. Yum!... Read more
Completed one week of only drinking water or flavored water. Drinking what I want this week, then the next week I start water only, the week after that whatever I want and so on. I have to be realistic with my habits. My husband is doing this also!... Read more
Three summers ago, I ventured into the world of water aerobics. This was one class I was certain I could do well in and if not, no one would notice or so I thought. Never having had the grace or the agility to feel comfortable in a step aerobics clas... Read more
People often say that they don't have time to exercise, but I disagree. Everyone can spare 10 minutes a day to work out. One of my personal goals is to do something active every day, even if it's just for 10 minutes. So even on my busiest day... Read more
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