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
You don’t want to complain, but lately you have felt a little tingling or numbness in your hand and wrist. Sometimes, the pain is sharp. Other times it seems to travel from your wrist up through your arm. You try to shake it off but it just won... Read more
Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a major health problem affecting an estimated 21 million adults in the United States alone. Osteoarthritis begins with the breakdown of joint cartilage which results in pain, stiffness, swelling a... Read more
You’ve made the commitment. You’re not going to hibernate this year just because it’s winter. But you’re cold when it’s 75 degrees and sunny! Just the thought of going outdoors right now makes you shiver.
Take heart... 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
Ready to get some exercise in. I tentatively only have 2 hours available for dishes, cleaning living room, exercise, shower, and lunch. So, I'm going to speed clean. Thinking a short walk and some arm work. Maybe push-ups and military presses.... Read more
Hi there! I wouldn't even worry about exercise for a bit... get on track with your feeding. it can be challenging at times! take it slow and make wise decisions. I am down 10lbs in 3 weeks without any exercise...... Read more
Good morning SP.... So I've been exercising every day for a month 1/2. I started a week after having surgery.... Which motivated me to start exrcing Whyyyy my legs be so sore b4 bed and when I wake up? Shouldn't my legs be use to it by now? #exercise... Read more
When you input your weight and how active you are, Spark gives you a calorie range. You should follow that, try not to go over OR UNDER. We're all different sizes, shapes and levels of activity here, so there is no universal magic number.... 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
I keep moving throughout the day. Work requires that I stand and when I don't have guests I use the time to do Qi Gong exercises:moving my hands, wrists, fingers, stretching wrists to avoid carpel tunnel,shifting weight from one foot to the other, do... 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
If you've ever experienced wrist pain during a workout, you know it's no fun and it could even be holding you back from seeing progress if it prevents you from completing your routine! This basic, wrist-focused routine is designed to help you... Read more
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