You've been working hard at making healthy changes to your diet and exercising regularly to lose weight. But there's more to weight loss than watching what you eat; the beverages you drink can also affect your progress. Are you sabotaging you... Read more
Yoga, which comes from the Sanskrit yuj word meaning "union," originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. There are many forms of yoga, but in general, yoga focuses on breathing techniques (pranayama), postures (asanas), flexibility, and... Read more
We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness? Just as there is plenty of questionable diet and weight-loss advice going around, some exercise "rules" that people live by are downright misleading, misguided or... Read more
When I tell people that I'm a master Pilates trainer, I get a lot of interesting reactions. People who practice and love Pilates are quick to ask their burning questions or express their envy at my "dream" job. But many people who are l... 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
I may be registering for a half marathon coming up in Oct 15th and have never trained for a marathon before. For these past few years, I've been doing the elliptical with different resistances and intervals (though, I feel it may or may not be the sa... Read more
When at the gym working on strength training , how many types of excersized do you do per "muscle group"? How many reps should a person be doing ? I do 3 reps of ten I try to do 3 machines is this enough to prevent muscle loss/ build strength ?... Read more
How much strength training is enough to prevent muscle loss along with fat loss? Do push-ups & sit-ups count? If I'm walking 2 mi a day, and feel my muscles getting harder, does that mean I'm doing enough to prevent muscle loss?... Read more
Doing my cardio and yoga on the same day works well. I get hot and ready for yoga by doing the cardio first. I alternate days one day I'll do cardio and yoga and the next day I do strength training. It's working well for me.... Read more
Working nights and getting home late, I sometimes find it hard to sleep. I've taken to putting my yoga mat out next to my bed before I go to work. When I get home, instead of sitting on the couch watching TV until I'm tired enough to sleep, I get in... Read more
The Polar Vortex is finally behind us! I know everyone is with me when I say Bring On Spring! Here in Cincinnati, we've had a couple 70-degree days giving us a taste of the warmer season to come. Granted, they were followed up by snowy days, but... Read more
You've peeked inside our fridges, and we've spilled our secrets about exercising in public. Now we're going to let you take a peek at our meal plans. On a recent blog, someone wanted to know what a typical day is like for a SparkPeople expert in term... Read more
I am in the midst of a great intensive yoga training course. We have learned some amazing stuff about anatomy and ways of working with people. We spent a considerable amount of time today learning how to asses someone new to yoga and create a yoga... Read more
9/11...Last week I started my instructor training for yoga at my gym. It's a seven week program and at the end, if I qualify, I can then get hired at my gym to teach yoga. I eventually want to become certified more in yoga and eventually become a p... Read more
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