You know that you want to lose weight. But how do you pick a goal weight that’s right for you? Do you find a celebrity, or even a friend, whose body you like and try to reach the same weight as him? Do you aim for a previous weight of your own,... Read more
Body weight alone is not a clear indicator of health or fitness because it does not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many are muscle. But body composition helps describe the amount (and distribution) of fat and lean muscle tissue in the bo... Read more
Whether you want to help the environment, cut down on your gasoline expenses, or simply exercise in the great outdoors, cycling is a great way to get fit and have fun at the same time. And it’s one of the fastest growing leisure activities in t... Read more
It’s an age-old question, with no right answers. If you have to do both in the same day, does it matter whether you do strength training or cardio first? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice their opinions on this hot topic.
Dean Ande... Read more
If you’re getting bored with your normal strength training routine, or if you’re not getting the results you’re looking for, think about trying HIT: High Intensity Training.
HIT is a specialized approach to strength training th... Read more
At some point you may get tired of vegetables !!! I changed my strategy to juicing vegetables. I have edema issues especially with the summer heat. So I juices veggies most beneficial for my situation- celery- kale - parsley- I put a few chunks of fr... Read more
A loud groan should've emanated from your brain after reading the title, lol!
I think this is a subject that can't be discussed about enough and that is the pursuit of losing weight via SHORT CUT!
Why, WHY do folks come here in search of a... Read more
Hi. I am posting because I want to get connected. I am not very motivated to lose weight right now. I want to, but I keep eating too much. So, I am tracking my food and exercise. OK, just tracking my breakfast! Today it was too big! 1000 calories +.... Read more
After 22 years of smoking, I have finally quit. I am not sure which has been more difficult, actually quitting or the weight gain. I quit the beginning of April and weighed 108 lbs. (I am 5ft tall) and today I am weighing in between 118-122 lbs, wh... Read more
Obsessing over amount lost in a week, or and ideal weight goal can drive you nuts. I focus on the goals that matter like consistent healthy eating, and tracking other measurements. Especially for woman as we go through our cycle our body weight/wat... Read more
Instead of making your ideal weight your weight loss goal. Try approaching it 10% at a time. I will use myself as an example. I have restarted Sparkpeople today and weighed in at exactly 210 pounds. I could set my goal to be a weight loss of 21 po... Read more
Let's face it: Losing weight can be hard work. It requires patience, dedication, and the drive to make permanent healthy changes in your life. It's not always fun to head to the gym instead of watching your favorite show on T.V., or turning d... Read more
We are our own worst critics. Somehow, itís all too easy to zero in on everything you donít like about your body when you look in the mirror. Similarly, one harsh comment from another person can stick with you for the rest of your life. (Iíll never f... Read more
I received something in my email, one of my newsletters I subscribe too, with this title. It sparked a thought process in me. What is my idea weight? I started to click on it to read and then stopped, swearing that I wouldn't read it or any other art... Read more
I been away from Spark for a while as I had other interests - math, writing, a declutter challenge, Zen Habits, vacation etc. Even so, I have been still getting in a fairly regular exercise routine, although I missed several days, especially during... Read more
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