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Aerobic Exercise Training Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Aerobic Exercise Training.

Reference Guide to Aerobic Exercise

SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness. What is Aerobic Exercise? The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) defines aerobic exercise as "any activity that uses large muscle...  Read more

Reference Guide to Anaerobic Exercise

SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness. We often hear a lot about aerobic or “cardio” exercise and how it improves fitness, reduces one’s risk of lifestyle diseases, an...  Read more

Exercising with Arthritis: Getting Started

If you live with the daily pain and discomfort of arthritis, you're not the only one. In the United States, an estimated 46 million adults (about 1 in 5) have been diagnosed with arthritis. Hopefully your doctor has given you suggestions about ho...  Read more

The Heart Smart Workout Plan

Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart! The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every...  Read more

An Active Approach to Managing Menopause

You’ve heard the jokes and the horror stories. But often, faced with the onset of menopause, most of us don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Luckily, if you’re determined to stay fit—or get fit— there’s no time...  Read more

Core exercises not using shoulders?
Updated 4/12/2014 9:10:18 PM

I need a left shoulder replacement due to bone damage by arthritis. I have been doing water aerobics for over 5 years but I'd like to target my abdominals and core. Many of the land exercises involve the shoulders. Wall pushups are the worst...  Read more

Tellme your exercise that is past the comfort zone
Updated 4/12/2014 4:54:50 PM

I have done plenty of exercises that goes past a normal comfort zone, so I'm opening up this motivation thread for anyone that wants to post an upcoming exercise that is now past their normal comfort zone and then probably will post some thoughts and...  Read more

Knee sensitive exercises
Updated 4/12/2014 3:28:05 PM

So about 3 years ago I found out I have a tumor on my right knee, sort of to the inner side of my knee cap. It isn't cancerous and shortly after I found out about it, I lost my insurance and I was also just plain scared to have surgery cause I tend...  Read more

Exercise After Umbilical Hernia Surgery
Updated 4/13/2014 1:49:00 PM

I had umbilical hernia surgery last Thursday. I had it done at the Shouldice Hospital in Toronto, Canada. www.shouldice.com/the_shouldice_repair.htm I went there because they fix hernias without using mesh which I didn't want used in my body. ...  Read more

flexibility/ leg training issues
Updated 4/10/2014 10:07:42 PM

Maybe it is due to being 40, but I find that trying to do leg presses makes my hips " tight ", like they aren't bending right at the socket. My range of motion is limited, and I don't feel comfortable. Wondering what would help get past this, so I ca...  Read more

easy on the joints

water exercises and swimming move all the major muscle groups with minimal wear on the joints giving an excellent aerobic workout...  Read more

Cross train to reduce boredom and repetition injuries

Cross train - have a variety of exercises - in order to keep your routine fresh and motivating. It will also help to break through plateaus. Triathlon training turned out to be MUCH easier on my joints than just running. And remember there are sev...  Read more

Curves Divas

Calling all women who go to Curves! As we learn healthy eating and exercise habits we can support one another!...  Read more

You Asked: 'Does a Heart Rate Monitor Accurately Measure Calories Burned during Strength Training?

A heart rate monitor (HRM) is capable of estimating calorie burn pretty accurately—but only for aerobic (cardio) exercise, not for strength training. Here's why:A HRM won't give you an accurate idea of how many calories you bu...  Read more

8 Strength Training Exercises for a Healthier Heart

February kicks off the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's American Heart Month along with the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign which focuses on heart health awareness for women. Heart disease is still the leading ca...  Read more