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
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
Every movement we make—from walking to driving—involves our muscles. Muscles are unique. They have the ability to relax, contract, and... Read more
Bet you never thought you’d see the day when the federal government was the hallmark of clarity and common sense. But it just happened. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) just released th... Read more
The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated the Dietary Guidelines for Americans in 2005. You can easily incorporate these strategies into your everyday SparkPeople plan.
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MTV's Dance Central
Whether you're in calorie-counting mode or throwing down in an old-school dance battle, this new dance workout can replace karaoke bars and boring cardio workout... Read more
I can't seem to find how to substitute a menu plan item for an item that is not in the substitute list.
For example: the menu planner says to have non-fat milk for breakfast. I want to substitute it for 2% milk because that is all I have in m... Read more
I am comparing a couple of gyms and the website for one of the gyms mentions "select drive machines." Is this referring to cardio equipment like treadmills, ellipticals, stationary and spin bikes? Or is it referring to something else? If it's talking... Read more
When I was a kid, I used to play badminton. I really liked going to my neighbors' houses and we'll play. But there was one particular girl that was a parasite! It's not that her parents can't afford a racket, so I don't know why she always wanted to... Read more
Hi, I'm not even sure if I'm posting this in the right area, but I really need to vent. I am taking college courses at the local community college in able to promote within my current career. Today's class was Spanish and we were learning how to say... Read more
It can be hard to stay on track while eating out, because it seems like you either have to order something you don't really want, or you just can't stay within a reasonable calorie range. What has worked for me is determining the one thing I really... Read more
As a fan of both Pilates and dance workouts, I have been dying to try one of the latest fitness trends: barre workouts. Many celebs (including Kelly Ripa) are reported fans of these toning workouts that combine ballet, Pilates, calisthenics and yoga... Read more
(Disclaimer: As I write this, it's 4:55 p.m. and I need a blog post for tomorrow. While I guarantee this post will entertain and delight you, don't expect anything too deep.)
When you think of aerobics, what comes to mind? Tights, thong leotards... Read more
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