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
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
We often hear a lot about aerobic or “cardio” exercise and how it improves fitness, reduces one’s risk of lifestyle diseases, an... Read more
Would you like to swap your usual workout out for one that's just four minutes long? Of course you would! Well, that's the allure of Tabata training, a type of super high-intensity interval training that is becoming more and more popular.
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If I told you that there was a way to burn more calories, lose more fat, and improve your cardiovascular fitness level while spending less time doing cardio, you’d probably reach for your phone to report me to the consumer fraud hotline, right?... Read more
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
I'm starting over again after no exercise for about 6 weeks. I just didn't have the time. I've kept off the 7lbs I lost this year with portion control. Now I need help starting over. Tips anyone?... Read more
I am not normally very active. I am working on getting more exercise, but it is slow and gradual.
I am wondering how to eat on those days when I burn A LOT of calories. Like an all day, vigorous hike. Or like today, when we did heavy landscaping fo... Read more
I have fibromyalgia too and exercising is definitely tough when you are always in pain. I've heard people say that you feel your workout the day after, so that just seems to double the pain. I tried many things, but the best I found was a Leslie Sans... Read more
I am a 52 year old male who weighs 216 pounds. My goal is to lose 26 pounds by the end of the summer. What I need to know is how many calories should I be eating per day in order to lose weight. I work out 6 days a week alternating between strength... Read more
I follow Leslie Sansone's Walk at Home DVDs for Cardio and some basic intervals so I do that almost every day, at least 5/week. However, I now need to add in Strength Training for 2-3/week. Wanted to know what strength training DVDs or videos out the... Read more
My Gymboss interval timer is my partner in crime. I use it for HIIT (High intensity intrval training) training on the vertical bike. Instead of spending an hour doing cardio, I do my cardio in 20 minutes! This saves time and allows me to focus on my... Read more
What if I told you there was an exercise technique that could burn more calories—and fat—in less time that was also fun? You may think that I was hawking some fitness gadget in an infomercial, or simply lying to you, but neither of those... Read more
Tight on time?Don't give up on your workout today. If you have a mere four minutes—that's just 240 total seconds—to spare (and who doesn't), then you do have time to squeeze in a super effective workout that provides major hea... Read more
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