Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

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

Marathoning shows exercise game?
Updated 4/15/2014 5:11:34 PM

So I've become quite the show watcher lately. Currently I've been watching House M.D. and Supernatural. Now, since I'm sitting on my butt throughout most of these shows, I was wondering if anyone who (hopefully watches these shows), wouldn't mind...  Read more

TRACKING EXERCISES
Updated 4/14/2014 11:04:09 AM

I have Leslie Sansone's Walk It Off in 30 days. Monday, Wednesday and Friday is walking and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday is firming. How do I track these?...  Read more

Core exercises not using shoulders?
Updated 4/12/2014 9:10:18 PM

I need a left shoulder replacement due to bone damage by arthritis. I have been doing water aerobics for over 5 years but I'd like to target my abdominals and core. Many of the land exercises involve the shoulders. Wall pushups are the worst...  Read more

Tellme your exercise that is past the comfort zone
Updated 4/12/2014 4:54:50 PM

I have done plenty of exercises that goes past a normal comfort zone, so I'm opening up this motivation thread for anyone that wants to post an upcoming exercise that is now past their normal comfort zone and then probably will post some thoughts and...  Read more

My A1c levels are down!
Updated 4/15/2014 9:01:49 AM

Hi everyone! A year ago, I was quite a few pounds heavier and my A1c was through the roof. I finally took the right medication and I'm proud to say that my appetite, weight, and A1c is DOWN! Right now I'm actually more excited about my A1c...  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