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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

stress level tracking inconsistency
Updated 7/18/2014 12:53:28 PM

I don't know if this has been noted yet, but there's a difference in tracking on the front page vs. when you click on "Track Weight & Other Measurements." On the front page, the stress rating goes from 1-10, whereas on the other page, it goes from 1-...  Read more

Can't change my exercise goals
Updated 7/17/2014 9:40:51 AM

I'm having some sort of technical problem with the site. I want to change my exercise goals to 30 minutes/5 times a week (a total of 150 minutes a week), but I when I update the numbers in my goals, it doesn't update in my exercise tracker. My exerci...  Read more

Cooking food & Exercise ?
Updated 7/20/2014 2:54:13 PM

1) I am 54 years old and obese. For a few days, I do normal pace walking exercise 2 miles / day. I feel O.K but the muscle at my back hurts . I just wonder if it is ok to do my walking daily or I should just do 3-4 times per week . I mean is exerc...  Read more

exercise streak!!!
Updated 7/17/2014 7:58:20 PM

proud of myself for maintaining an exercise streak for almost 7 weeks now!!! woohoo!!! starting to realize the non weight loss successes but other successes along the way!!!thank you SP!!!...  Read more

Do you eat back your calories after exercise?
Updated 7/16/2014 8:51:54 AM

Hello everyone I notice on my fitness pal tracker that it adds back the calories that I burn after I put in my exercise. Do you eat those calories? I thought that burning cals was the goal. Why would you eat them back? Just not quite understandi...  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