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Exercise Intensity Level Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Exercise Intensity Level.

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

can't exercise, reduce calories??
Updated 7/24/2014 7:40:33 PM

I've pulled a tendon in my knee and was told not to do any exercise (using my knees) for at least a week. I usually eat around 1400 calories a day. Since my movement is limited, would it be better to aim for 1200?...  Read more

Pumping insulin and intense exercise?
Updated 7/23/2014 9:47:41 AM

Does anyone experience low blood sugars with intense workouts ( Insanity by beachbody.com)? How do you prepare: reduced basal rates at a certain hour in the day, no bolus after a meal, detach pump at a certain time, and what carbs are eaten if any?...  Read more

Pumping insulin and high impact exercise?
Updated 7/23/2014 9:03:19 AM

Does anyone have problems with very low blood sugars after an intense exercise workout (Insanity from beachbody.com) ? How did you prepare for these workouts: carbs eaten, when and if you detached you pump, reduced basal rates, and did you not bolus...  Read more

Need ideas for exercise/fitness games...
Updated 7/27/2014 10:22:42 AM

I have started a "Biggest Loser" type challenge in our community and wanted to have games and activities that will be fun and help burn calories. The problem is that everyone in the group is of all different weights and physical ability. For instan...  Read more

How do you make yourself start exercising?
Updated 7/28/2014 10:13:51 PM

I know how to exercise, I know how to eat right. My baby #4 is five months, my twins are 3 & my oldest is almost 5. I gained a little with each pregnancy & then my Dad passed away a month before I had my 5 month old & I ate to comfort myself. Needles...  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