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Exercise Intensity Level Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Exercise Intensity Level.

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Reference Guide to Exercise Intensity

One of the most common mistakes new exercisers make is not measuring the intensity of their cardio workouts. Guidelines say that aerobic exercise should be “moderate” or “challenging,” but what does that feel like? You might m...  Read more

Running Workouts with Interval Training

Want to boost your fitness level and burn more calories? This program uses intervals (short bursts of higher-intensity activity followed by lower intensity recovery periods), which can be a more effective way to train than exercising at one intensity...  Read more

Walking Workouts with Intervals

This walking program uses intervals (short bursts of higher-intensity activity followed by lower intensity recovery periods), which can be a more effective way to train (and burn calories) than exercising at one intensity level. If you're new to...  Read more

Get Results with Interval Training

I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme...  Read more

The Heart Smart Workout Plan

Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart! The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every...  Read more

Had a great first week, daily exercise and staying
Updated 4/26/2015 4:13:08 PM

Had a great first week, daily exercise and staying on low carb diet. Tonight, I decided to have a couple treats. I still ended the day around 1400 calories. Now, time to drink a cup of water and off to sleep. I can't wait to start Day 9 tomorrow!...  Read more

What's your #1 fat loss trick, exercise, or secret
Updated 4/26/2015 4:07:33 PM

What's your #1 fat loss trick, exercise, or secret that you swear by?...  Read more

Any cardio exercises for sprained ankle?
Updated 4/26/2015 12:18:21 AM

I twisted my ankle badly, and it's still healing. I haven't been able to do any exercises for the past few weeks, until recently doing strength training for the upper body. The problem is to lose body fat you're supposed to do both strength training...  Read more

exercise and back pain
Updated 4/24/2015 11:13:01 PM

I recently started doing those exercise DVD's by Leslie Sansone. Since I am partially paralyzed from my knees down due to a spinal cord injury, I maintain my balance using forearm crutches during her exercise programs. I have noticed that eve...  Read more

Should You Restrict Exercise
Updated 4/25/2015 9:09:36 AM

Should you restrict exercise at all on the day that you have a tooth pulled out?...  Read more

15 minutes of high-intensity exercise lower blood sugar & more

Exercise can have an immediate effect on insulin levels and can even reduce insulin levels in as little as 15 minutes a day. 15 minutes of high-intensity exercise is needed to reduce blood-sugar levels....  Read more

Intensity

I ramp up the intensity and I can feel and see the exercise benefits faster....  Read more

Moms And Dads At Home Getting Healthy Together

Hello moms and dads! Huddle the children, your furry friends and let's get out for some exercise and away from the temptations of that beast called the fridge! See you soon!...  Read more

7 Good Reasons to Try Interval Training

What if I told you there was an exercise technique that could burn more calories—and fat—in less time that was also fun? You may think that I was hawking some fitness gadget in an infomercial, or simply lying to you, but neither of those...  Read more

30-Minute Interval Workout for the Elliptical

I know plenty of people who love their elliptical trainers—and there is plenty of reason to. The elliptical mimics the motion of walking or running but with very little impact on the joints. That means it's more comfortable for you to get y...  Read more