There’s no doubt about it: trying to lose weight can be a stressful thing! There’s nothing like trying to stick to a “simple” weight loss plan for bringing you face-to-face with the frustrating complexities of human natur... 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
Have you thought about how great it would be to include your family in your pursuit to exercise more regularly? Family exercise will improve the health of your loved ones, make exercise more fun, and at the same time develop stronger connections betw... Read more
It's an excuse many of us have heard or even said ourselves: I want to get fit, but I can't afford a gym membership. While a health club can be a fantastic place to work out, it's not the only way to get fit. In fact, you can enjoy a vari... Read more
Many people claim that they don't have time to work out or cook healthy meals, yet they do find the time to park themselves in front of the TV. In fact, the average American watches 31.5 hours of TV per week, according to a 2010 Nielsen report. T... Read more
Following advice, I upped my cal by 200 and kept my ex routine (40 min treadmill and 1 hr lap swimming), I am looking forward to weighing myself in the morning. Fingers crossed! Plateau be gone!... Read more
Thanks for the warm welcome!!
Nursenixon - I'm excited to get started, but nervous as it's been a few years since I've been in school! I am SO ready to get working outside the home again!
MrsVazquez - 3 boys is a blast! A messy, noisy bl... Read more
Do you suffer from weather guilt? I do. If there is a nice day I feel like I "should" go out to exercise. The thing is, the "should" in that sentence and in that mind needs to change. It need to become a "want" or "desire" or even a "wouldn't it... Read more
Now that the warm weather is here remember that hot water such as a hot tub can speed insulin uptake and raise the risk of hypoglycemia. Hydration and extra blood glucose monitoriing is of the utmost importance. Drink water to stay hydrated in the... Read more
When I started running almost 4 years ago one of the cardinal rules of racing my running coach taught me was, "The shorter the race, the longer the warm-up." It is something that has been ingrained in me all these years and something I still practice... Read more
On those days when time is at a premium, it can be tempting to skip your warm-up and jump right into your workout. Is that a smart use of your time, or is it asking for trouble? Even though the warming up won't burn hundreds of calori... Read more
I recently found a website on the how and benefits of warming up and am hoping to incorporate it into an exercise regimen. I hope warming up will help my knees feel less odd. I tried a class in ballet since I've always wanted to dance on my own, wi... Read more
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