Running or walking a 5K (3.1-mile) race is a fun and realistic goal for exercisers of all fitness levels. If you're ready to train for your first 5K, but not sure where to start, don't worry! SparkPeople's certified trainers have created... Read more
Ready to walk or run a 10K but not sure where to begin? We've designed two training programs to help you get started. The first program is for individuals who want to complete a 10K by both walking and jogging the event. The second program is for... Read more
We’ve all heard that a combination of diet and regular exercise is the best way to lose weight and keep it off long term.
For some of us, common sense dictates that the more you work out—and the higher the int... Read more
Weight training is a critical component to the success of an athlete.
By becoming stronger and increasing muscular endurance, an athlete is able to perform more efficiently and is better able to avoid injury. Furthermore, there are a numbe... Read more
If you’re thinking that reaching your goal weight means you can finally slack off when it comes to exercise, then it’s time to change that thinking right now. The fact is that people who are successful at maintaining their weight loss ove... 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
I have started a "Biggest Loser" type challenge in our community and wanted to have games and activities that will be fun and help burn calories. The problem is that everyone in the group is of all different weights and physical ability. For instan... 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
I weight myself today and I lost 13 pound. I'm so happy. I will go to my nutrition class today and see what their scale say. I hope I lost more weight. Thank to SP and your motivation and help. I couldn't done it without you.... Read more
Don't just do the exercises he/she has in mind. Learn from the experts - ask questions: why is this a good exercise, what part of the body gets the most benefit, and why can't I increase/decrease the weight on this? I've learned a lot by asking. G... Read more
One of the most concerning physical changes that occurs in postmenopausal women is an accelerated loss in bone mineral density within the first several years after menopause. The rate of postmenopausal bone loss can vary for each woman, a... Read more
By Chalene JohnsonProbably the most common question I get when I release a new exercise program is, "Help! I'm gaining weight! Am I doing something wrong?" This is a common phenomenon with any new exercise program, such as Turbo Kick, T... Read more
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