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Exercise Intensity Level Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Exercise Intensity Level.

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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

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

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

Having trouble getting motivated to exercise. Blah
Updated 9/17/2014 5:23:01 PM

Having trouble getting motivated to exercise. Blahhhhhh. Any suggestions?...  Read more

Had a cardiac ablation Monday. No exercise until F
Updated 9/17/2014 3:06:41 PM

Had a cardiac ablation Monday. No exercise until Friday but after that it's Game On! I will lose this weight!...  Read more

What do you find harder diet or exercise.
Updated 9/19/2014 10:50:03 PM

What do you find harder diet or exercise? I love working out most of the time but I struggle with my eating. I do well with it at times and others I find myself going to the drive through and ordering crap I know I shouldn't eat. So diet is ro...  Read more

Exercise motivation lacking. I am motivated to wat
Updated 9/16/2014 9:51:36 PM

Exercise motivation lacking. I am motivated to watch my food intake and track calories but workout? Not so much. What are the things that motivate you the most to exercise?...  Read more

Exercise
Updated 9/15/2014 8:18:09 PM

Got my exercise in today by painting the trim on our front porch - took me about 2 1/2 hrs of up and down, walking back and forth, etc. I am now done with that project and thank goodness. Have a great evening everyone and keep pushing towards your...  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

Add high intensity bursts to your workouts

When you hit a plateau in your weight loss, try adding a few higher intensity bursts or intervals to your cardio workouts. This elevates your heart rate, makes you work harder and burns more calories to help shock your body and jump start your weight...  Read more

Curves Divas

Calling all women who go to Curves! As we learn healthy eating and exercise habits we can support one another!...  Read more

The Truth about the 'Fat-Burning Zone' and Weight Loss

The information on cardio machines can be deceiving. The "fat burning zone" is a myth that is based on a fact, but taken out of context. It's true that higher intensity exercise uses more glucose and glycogen (the form of energy yo...  Read more

You Asked: ''Is It Safe to Exercise with Asthma?''

 People with asthma often have concerns about whether or not they can safely exercise without exacerbating their condition. Turns out, exercise is generally beneficial to asthma. Asthmatics can safely exercise, especially when their asthma is we...  Read more