Should I use the Cardio Tracker or my machine to figure out how many calories my exercise burned?
SparkPeople’s database estimates the number of calories you burn during exercise, based on generally-accepted rates of calories burned for va... Read more
It’s easy to want to count the calories when beginning a workout program. But, you don’t need to run 10 miles each day to effectively burn calories! It is good to consistently engage in physical activity each and every week. This will cre... Read more
Ah, the holidays are officially here!
And as much as we look forward to them, and all that comes with them (the friends, the family, and of course, the food!) it’s hard to escape the stress that they also bring.
"Exercise routine... Read more
Ever find yourself forced to politely listen to someone (like me) talk about how much they used to hate exercise, but now really love it? If you’re like I was a few years ago, you probably wished you knew what pills this clown was taking, so yo... Read more
Frustrated. Disappointed. Hopeless. Skeptical.
Whichever you choose, these emotions are enemies of people trying to lose weight—especially when you feel like you have done everything right. For many trying to shed pounds, the elation from... Read more
I lost 10 lbs using the nutrition tracker and exercising daily but the past few weeks the scale won't budge. I thought my calories might be too high, so I started playing around with my weight loss per week goal and realized that spark is giving me... Read more
Help! I'm trying to find ways to get up to at least 1200 calories a day and I'm really struggling. I think that is why my body is not budging. I work out every day and burn over 300 calories on one work out machine alone. I'm a student so I can't con... Read more
Hello. About three weeks ago, I downloaded the calorie counter app on Google Play, but t did not receive any points. Not complaining about having paid less than one month before it went free, because honestly, I think it was well worth the 4 bucks. C... Read more
It will be the best money you spend, because you will EXACTLY know how many calories you burn when exercising. You'll find that most machines OVER-estimate how many calories you're burning, and maybe that's why you're losing slower than you would th... Read more
Just because i have a snow blower does not mean I always have to use it. Especially when dealing with the light and fluffy white stuff, and when time allows, I grab the snow shovel instead and leave the snow blower in the garage. It is good exercise,... Read more
Do you ever wonder how accurate the numbers you get from exercise machines or on-line trackers are when it comes to calories burned during exercise?You probably should, because chances are they aren’t very accurate--especially for some of the newer f... Read more
A heart rate monitor (HRM) is capable of estimating calorie burn pretty accurately—but only for aerobic (cardio) exercise, not for strength training. Here's why:A HRM won't give you an accurate idea of how many calories you bu... Read more
For me to lose the final 35 pounds on this journey PRIOR TO THE TRIATHLON looks like this :
I DO NOT EAT MOST OF THE FOODS ON THIS LIST BELOW - NOT THE PROCESSED FOOD - HUGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE AMOUNT OF CABBAGE YOU CAN EAT THEN THE QUARTER PO... Read more
According to a 2000 study published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, you can calculate the number of calories you burn if you have a few key pieces of information.
Start the equation by multiplying your body weight in kilogram... Read more
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