The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
What is a Warm Up?
A warm up is the act of preparing for an athletic event or workout by exercising or practicing for a short time beforehand.... Read more
Upper body (arm) ergometers aren't a gym staple, but they're becoming more readily available in physical therapy offices, hospitals, universities and modern gyms. Targeted to meet the fitness needs of individuals who cannot use their legs for... Read more
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
If you live with the daily pain and discomfort of arthritis, you're not the only one. In the United States, an estimated 46 million adults (about 1 in 5) have been diagnosed with arthritis. Hopefully your doctor has given you suggestions about ho... Read more
I'm trying to reduce the amount of grain carbs I eat and increase the veg and fruit along with a good amount of protein and healthy fat. Does anyone use a brand of wrap that is low carb/high protein that tastes OK? Where do you get them?... Read more
I took a week off from working out and stopped dieting since I want to heal some injuries more quickly. I also wanted to find my 'actual' maintenance level of calories, because when I go on the recommended amounts to eat for dieting (according to Fit... Read more
I'm looking to add fiber to my diet without adding 50 fruits or piles of beans! Which foods are highest in fiber? Which taste good, are relatively low calorie, and/or can be added to dishes easily?... Read more
If you have a chance to try a class, DO IT! It is so much fun...even if you are overweight...even if you have 2 left feet...even if you hate working out with other people. Everyone is too worried about what they are doing to notice you, and it is a... Read more
Join if you care about the environment and take proactive steps to reduce your impact on the planet: recycling, organics, composting, hybrid & alternative fuel vehicles, reusable products and more!... Read more
The old running adage is as follows, “in order to run, one must run”—this is commonly referred to as the Principle of Specificity of Training. In other words, in order for you to become a more efficient runner, you must spend time running. But doing... Read more
The majority of baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) are reaching an age where health becomes more of a concern. That means a healthy diet and regular exercise should be a priority to help reduce the risk of problems like heart disea... Read more
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