Snow enthusiasts everywhere are counting down the days until they can hit the slopes. Both skiing and snowboarding are fun and exciting winter pursuits. But these demanding physical activities also pose high risks. Without proper training, you won... Read more
Why do you exercise? Whether you want to increase your energy, reduce your health risks, or lose some unwanted pounds, do you ever wonder if all that working out is working for you? That's where fitness assessments come in, and they can be great... 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
My first experience with this revolutionary indoor cycling activity seems like a distant memory. As I walked into the room, the lights were dimmed and candles were lit around the room. People all around me were wearing these tight black shorts an... Read more
It’s an age-old question, with no right answers. If you have to do both in the same day, does it matter whether you do strength training or cardio first? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice their opinions on this hot topic.
Dean Ande... Read more
K, so most days I get to spin the way and I get trophies galore....for me I suppose, lol. However, what do the points mean or add up to? In weight watchers you can earn extra food points for exercise....is that what the spark points mean? Thank y... Read more
Good morning everyone. So I am brand new to working out. This is day three of exercising and eating healthy food as well as staying within my calorie range each day. I am doing a 30 day squat challenge, a 30 day plank challenge, and started a 30 d... Read more
I am interested in including some strength training into my fitness regimen and continually find references to toning up, getting toned, toned vs bulky. I don't actually even know what toned means.
My best guess is that toning is whe... Read more
the context in which I write is this; a female FaceBook friend of mine keeps lamenting that she can't find a man that likes strong women like her. I kinda understand what SHE means because her personality is loud, funny, straight to the point, brutal... Read more
Need another reason to get fit? New research shows that endurance-trained athletes have a higher resting metabolism than those who don't exercise. This suggests that they burn energy faster than sedentary people even without exercising--and the dif... Read more
Aerobic exercise (think running, biking, and jumping rope) is good for your health, helps with weight loss and generally makes you feel good. But believe it or not, you can have too much of a good thing—even exercise. It's impor... Read more
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