Most experts recommend that you engage in up to 90 minutes of physical activity most days of the week, emphasizing that you gradually work your way up to that duration. However, a recent study conducted at Boston Sports Clubs found that participants... Read more
Consistency, so important to the SparkPeople System, is something our society often overlooks. People are so focused on wanting things now that they aren't willing to spend the time consistently doing small things over time. This attitude results... Read more
Setting and achieving goals can be very overwhelming if systems aren’t put in place. A system can take many different forms. It can be a simple post-it reminder or it can be a routine that you follow on a regular basis.
Once you star... Read more
Welcome to SparkPeople's Top 10 Tips for Fitting into Your Bathing Suit! You can read, print or bookmark this article for easy reference.
Tip #1: Eat breakfast every day. Breakfast-eaters tend to consume more nutrients and fewer calories tha... Read more
Can you relate to any of these scenarios?
Alice is feeling overwhelmed because she has a lot of weight to lose. She doesn’t know where to begin, so that frustration has prevented her from even starting an exercise program.
She... Read more
I've noticed this summer that when I record a large number of minutes (like 240 yesterday for kayaking) they don't show up on my weekly/monthly minutes. I tried dividing it into 4 entries of 60 minutes: no change. Is this only updated at weekly int... Read more
I work during the week (I'm in at 7AM and leave at 4PM). The best time that I can squeeze in a workout is typically in the afternoon, at around 6PM. That's when the group classes, that I'm interested in, are offered at my gym. I typically do zumba... Read more
Sure there is a long way to go... but I'm on track to meet my 5% goal at the end of September if I continue to lose less than 1 lb. per week. I don't expect to reach my goal until the start of next summer, but still, when it felt like I started with... Read more
Does anyone else have this problem? I can watch videos without a problem on YouTube, but for some reason they NEVER play through on here. There are so many video workouts I want to do, but can't because it gets about a minute in and freezes and just... Read more
I have some questions that I really need answered. All this confusion makes it really hard to know if i'm on the right track or not.
Last week, I hired a personal trainer. I went this route so he could help me to get st... Read more
Instead of using caffeine to keep yourself awake, trying doing a short (maybe 10 minute) workout. Because of my new life schedule, I' m having trouble staying awake to get everything done. Instead of buying a coffee yesterday, I did a 10 minute card... Read more
On my smartphone there is an app called sworkit! It's awesome to get in those quick 10 minute workouts or even 60 minutes! Just tell it what you want to work out and it sets up the workout for you.... Read more
At SparkPeople, we love 10-minute workouts and often rave about the 10-minute workout DVDs by 10 Minute Solution. But 10-minute workouts plus the fun of the Wii? I'm all ears. The DVD brand 10 Minute Solution recently release their first Wii game (co... Read more
SparkPeople has advocated short bursts of fitness for the past 10 years because we've seen how it can change people's lives and help them reach countless goals. Recent research has been proving our hunch that those 10 minutes of exercise real... Read more
I'm pretty tired from our trip to Disney so just did a 10 minute Pilates/ Yoga routine. I'm ready to be back 100% tomorrow! I plan on doing over 50 minutes of cardio and strength. I also plan on tracking, though I'm worried I won't. I need to make th... Read more
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