SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
What is a Warm Up?
A warm up is the act of preparing for an athletic event or workout by exercising or practicing for a short time beforehand.... Read more
The Well-Watered Exerciser
Except for oxygen, there’s nothing your body needs more than an adequate supply of water. And the more you exercise, the more important it is to drink the right amount of water before, during, and after your workout... 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
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
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
I just did a 10 minute Tracey Mallet Barre workout on youtube.
It was very short but it was challenging. I have a very busy day today so I could only spare 10 minutes. I went on youtube and searched for a short workout.
this one was called... Read more
hello there people i am looking for someone that can work with me on the workout thing. i have a hard time motivating myself to do this alone but i know with a workout partner it can be done plus it is nice to have someone there with you to help... Read more
I've been going to the gym since November and have recently started tracking my diet to help lose weight. Lately, though, I feel like I just don't have enough hours in the day! I work full time, have three kids, and take courses to try to finish my... Read more
Hello. I have a 35ish minute kettlebell workout scheduled for today. I was just wondering: I don't want to undereat today.....so can anyone tell me around how many calories I should be getting? I actually am following the Weight Watchers points s... Read more
I usually save my exercise for the evening, but just found out that our evening is packed with some family plans. No big deal, but I feel odd not having done "something" before I go to bed, so I decided to finally try one of the seated workouts at w... 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
During the last few years, ultra-intense workouts have been gaining popularity—and not just among athletes or hardcore exercisers who are gluttons for self-punishment. Even the relatively unfit and overweight are jumping at the chance to push t... Read more
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