It's freezing cold outside, it’s dark when you get home, and you're still recovering from those extra holiday calories you put away over the last couple weeks. That’s a pretty good excuse to sit inside by the fire, snuggle up... Read more
The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes... Read more
Holidays revolve around food and family, but Christmas actually has its roots in a feast. December 25 officially became the day for Christians to celebrate the birth of Jesus around the fifth century, but the Romans held winter festivities and feasts... Read more
The obesity epidemic isn't just apparent on the streets of America's small towns and cities. Check out any veterinarian's office, and you'll see that the numbers are rising in the canine and feline worlds, as well. It would... Read more
SparkPeople recently launched City Teams, which allow you to connect with members who live in your area. One of the greatest features on City Teams is SparkRallies. Local Team members (and leaders) can plan Rallies so that members who live near one a... Read more
I am thinking of investigating cross fit and there is a gym close to my house. I know it is pretty intense from what I have read. How fit should one be when starting it?
I do about an hour of cardio a day and have done a round of P90X but I... Read more
Last night something weird happened and it seems like I am dealing with some old issues. I have been so busy that I have been really upbeat and this feels like a literal train wreck.
I have read books about detox and weight loss where people have... Read more
My gym offered a special "5 training sessions for $150"... This seemed like a good deal and I had been wanting to add strength training to my tennis routine. I signed up with a "highly recommended" trainer and started my sessions. I am in session #... Read more
I feel like I have been running in a circle... chasing my tail... and then hitting a brick wall. I'm one of those cardio people. The people who think (thought) the way to lose weight is to do cardio until you drop. After some research and lots of rea... Read more
Hello! I have lost almost 70 lbs. in the last year. I started to run last summer. I got away from it a little when it turned cold, and I got busy before Christmas. Now, I'm back in full force! I joined the gym again right after Christmas, so I'v... Read more
In the winter it's harder to add variety to your exercise program. This winter try cross country skiing at your local state parks. Most parks will rent you the skies, boots and pools. This is a great cardio exercise and your whole family can particip... Read more
I dread winter weather just as much as the next guy, but this year, I made a commitment to myself that I would stick with my outdoor runs all winter (as long as it's not so cold that it's unsafe for outdoor exercise). Luckily, temperatures in... Read more
The old running adage is as follows, “in order to run, one must run”—this is commonly referred to as the Principle of Specificity of Training. In other words, in order for you to become a more efficient runner, you must spend time running. But doing... Read more
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