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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

Exercise morning, noon, or night?
Updated 9/1/2014 6:13:08 AM

So, I'm not a morning person, at all. I'm a night owl all the way back since my baby days. My mom and I both used to get told that we had our days and nights confused. That being said, most morning I wake up with just enough time to get dressed, grab...  Read more

exercise
Updated 8/29/2014 9:31:45 PM

Was doing quite well, walking almost an hour every day. Broke my leg and tore my meniscus. Cannot walk around like I used to. Still doing well with food, even though I cannot prepare everything I want to. Will not give up the fight!...  Read more

Exercising with knee problems
Updated 8/30/2014 5:58:29 AM

Anyone with any new ideas on how to exercise with arthritic knees?...  Read more

exercising with injury.
Updated 8/28/2014 10:09:30 AM

I fell and badly bruised my knee. I need alternative ways to exercise. The doctor wants me to rest and ice my knee. How do I get cardio and strength without hurting my knee....  Read more

cardio/strength exercise
Updated 8/27/2014 2:15:50 PM

is it ok to do cardio and stregnth excercise on the same day or should they be done on seperate days?...  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

Muscle Your Way to Stronger Bones

One of the most concerning physical changes that occurs in postmenopausal women is an accelerated loss in bone mineral density within the first several years after menopause.   The rate of postmenopausal bone loss can vary for each woman, a...  Read more