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
What do you do when you don’t achieve the weight loss results you’re looking for?
Do you resolve to cut calories even more, try harder to resist temptations, or log extra treadmill time? These ideas could work—if you’ve b... Read more
We’ve all heard that a combination of diet and regular exercise is the best way to lose weight and keep it off long term.
For some of us, common sense dictates that the more you work out—and the higher the int... Read more
Weight training is a critical component to the success of an athlete.
By becoming stronger and increasing muscular endurance, an athlete is able to perform more efficiently and is better able to avoid injury. Furthermore, there are a numbe... Read more
Do you start off the year with hopeful thoughts about what you want in months ahead? January brings feelings of a clean slate, knowing we get to start again. We are determined to make the upcoming year the best one yet.
According to s... Read more
My fitbit posts my "all day activity" calorie burn to Spark. When I go to the gym I add all the strength training exercise I do to my SP exercise page. Calories are added manually so I don't add any calories burned to them. I figure my fitbit is t... Read more
You can create custom exercises to accurately track your time...in terms of calories, you'd have to estimate those (unless you have a fitness tracker) but time is certainly doable. Either way, custom exercise may be the way to go.... Read more
I hit a plateau that lasted 6 months, and I wanted to give up! So, I gave myself a new goal: 2 months to get back in gear before my vacation in May. I started "Insanity" exercise program, got a HR monitor, and am tracking everything. It totally rene... Read more
When I began exercising, there were so many programs I wanted to try! We'd go broke purchasing every single workout DVD out there, right? So, instead of buying them, I get them free on YouTube. Although not every program is there, you can find severa... Read more
Brad Milligan (BRADMILL2922)Weight Lost: 197 poundsHometown: Jeffersonville, IN What was life like before losing weight?I was a big kid and a big teenager. Being 6'7", I was never going to be small. I never enjoyed exercise much, but I... Read more
Contest closed! The winner is:KHTERRYCongratulations!Are you still dragging your feet on strength training? You're not alone--many people tend to skimp on the weights in favor of calorie-torching cardio. However, while cardio is excellent for wei... Read more
So today I started on my diet and I am glad I did. I got on the scale and boy did I almost give myself a heart attack. I have really let myself get out of control and I have to get back in control. I just can believe how far I have let myself get.... Read more
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