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
You can't rely on the scale to measure how active and fit you are. Whether you're just starting to build a healthy lifestyle or you want to check on your progress, these simple fitness assessments will reveal where you're succeeding and w... Read more
Thanks to a special partnership, SparkPeople is featuring these healthy living videos from Everwell.com. Learn more about your healthy lifestyle by viewing the videos below!
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One of the most common mistakes new exercisers make is not measuring the intensity of their cardio workouts. Guidelines say that aerobic exercise should be “moderate” or “challenging,” but what does that feel like? You might m... Read more
I am thinking of investigating cross fit and there is a gym close to my house. I know it is pretty intense from what I have read. How fit should one be when starting it?
I do about an hour of cardio a day and have done a round of P90X but I... Read more
ok I'm back, I'm so sorry I left. I went on another site take a 7 day trial period, and o-boy not good. The cost plus there was nothing on there I didn't already know plus all kinds of advertising to get pills that they want you to take to help loose... Read more
I have cut back on eating so I am sure to reap the rewards of that soon. Eventually, I'll want to buy some clothes. I'm on a budget right now , but worse than that is my closet is small so everything will have to be carefully chosen. Right now I hav... Read more
Hi, fellow sparkers! I'm enjoying Wii Fit U as a way to get a little extra activity into the day with my kids. I like the idea of the gym communities, but I can't find the type I'm looking for. All the Nintindo-generated ones seem like they're ful... Read more
Hello everyone! I decided to post my goal here, even though I am not the bride who is getting married but a guest.
The wedding is in April and the dress that Ive ordered I haven't tried on yet (going to pick it up this weekend). I ordered the o... 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
Meet Chris Kramer, a SparkPeople.com member (username ChrisKenandkids) who lost 73 pounds! Here's how she did it. Plus, find out how she fuels up for her favorite sport: tae kwon do. How old are you? 43 How long have you been a Spar... Read more
Michelle Miller (JUSTCHELLE75)Weight Lost: 140 poundsHometown: Houston, TXOccupation: Paralegal What was life like before your weight loss?My weight has had vast fluctuations my entire life. I maintained at 135 pounds for about three years... Read more
Just fit test for week of insanity and I felt like it kicked my butt but in a good way so anyway thought I'dut my test scores up so I can stay accountable.
power jack 18
power knees 85
power jumps 26
globe jumps 7
suicid... Read more
i had to quit doing "insanity" workout a few weeks back b/c my cousin wanted it back. well, she has let me use it again so i'm ganna give it another shot. i did the fit test yesterday and here are the results compared to last time i did...
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