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
When people begin a fitness program, they understandably have lots of questions, from how to perform certain moves to which exercises are most effective. One question that everyone seems to ask is how to breathe properly when working out.
I know... Read more
If only there were two or three more hours in a day, then I’d be able to reach the bottom of my to-do list. But between children, work and juggling the needs of an elderly mother, there never seems to be enough time. And like many women, exerci... Read more
There’s no doubt that getting older changes your body and appearance, but it also affects your ability to exercise. Your maximum heart rate declines with age, which means your heart and lungs can’t pump as much oxygen and blood to your mu... Read more
I noticed when I increase my calories from 1,800 to 2,100 my bicepts have grown larger. Mind you this is with continual weight lifting and exercising every day. This is my first time trying to maintain though. I have been overweight all my live since... Read more
So unfortunately I ended up going to the hospital this morning due to not eating enough calories. Scratch that; I do, but it's the timing when I do that is hurting me. Some of you here on SparkPeople have been following my posts and are already aware... Read more
With the recent "fall back" into non-day light savings time, I have noticed an increase in my appetite. I wake up hungry and my breakfast only keeps me satiated until about 9am. Even with small snacks, I feel like I am constantly hungry.
So th... Read more
Hello every one,
I'm Yosra 25 years old girl. I used to exercise ( aerobic, dancing, yoga, and running) when I was kid until I became 16 I faced some health issues and stopped all sport activities. but I just back good health again but too lazy... Read more
I just started on Monday. My weekly fitness goal (calories burned) was pre-set and I am wondering if I can increase it. It is only Tuesday and I have already doubled it as I am very active. It's not very motivating to try to reach a goal I can obtain... Read more
Every time I don't see a drop on the scale, I remind myself that the steps I'm taking by eating healthier and exercising more are making me healthier for later in life! I'm lowering my resting heart rate, increasing lung capacity, firming up & havin... Read more
Cardio activity should be about building lung capacity NOT endurance. In order to "go the distance", one needs to store fat to complete the exercise. -- In the past I trained for a marathon. Now I need a steady, day-to-day activity that allows me fit... Read more
Inspiration for women focused on increasing lean muscle mass and lowering body fat through strength training and having FUN doing it. Some come on aboard and join up with us. You will not regret it!... Read more
I recently came across a quote that read, "Healthy living is a life sentence, you will never be pararoled or pardoned." What I love about this quote is that healthy living is a way of living. It is not something that can be measured b... Read more
A study at the University of Geneva has shown how something as small as taking the stairs instead of the elevator can have a big impact on your health. The study started with 69 participants who had a sedentary lifestyle, meaning they did less than... Read more
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