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
We all like to get more done in less time, right? We shop from our computers to forgo waiting in lines at department stores and microwave our foods to cut down on cooking time. Some of us even take multitasking to new levels by checking our email whi... Read more
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that has been linked to a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors. Previous studies have found that cigarette smoking and a diet low in vitamin C-rich fruits play roles in the development of... Read more
Hello. I am new to Sparkpeople and joined to help me overcome my lifelong struggle with food. I am not that overweight (although I would love to lose a few pounds), but I am tired of having an eating disorder. I hide it well, but I have a terrible... Read more
The steps counted on my SPAT seem low. It was my understanding that a step is moving one foot forward. Does SPAT consider the forward movement of right AND left feet a step? The last time I calculated a 2 mile walk outdoors with the number of step... Read more
I was recently diagnosed as pre-diabetic. What a blow! I know I am overweight, okay a lot overweight. But me, diabetic?? A nurse at my doctor's office does diabetic counseling, and in just one session I learned a lot. But this is the reason that it w... Read more
We're always on the lookout for new fitness DVDs that are fun, challenging, and easy to fit into a busy day. So when R.I.P.P.E.D.: Total Body Challenge promised us a calorie-torching, full-body interval workout in less than 50 minutes, we had to... Read more
People often ask me whether certain workouts are "high impact" or "low impact," and in answering them, I have discovered is that there is a lot of confusion among exercisers about what these terms really mean. Yes, they deal somew... Read more
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