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'm here to track nutrition, lose the extra fat, & get fit. If the ticker works & is correct you'll see where I am on my journey. I lost 5 pounds this last month using another online tracker. I decided to try out SparkPeople since my sister mentioned... Read more
Good article examining utility of BMI, importance of belly fat, etc. well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/14/a-number -that-may-not-add-up/?_php=true&_type= blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&ref=health ?src=dayp&_r=1&... Read more
I just finished my last workout with insanity, I have about 10lbs more I would like to lose. Where do I go from here? What have some of you done after insanity. It's such a hard workout in afraid I'm not going to get the burn I need from other wor... Read more
I went to sync up my BodyMedia Fit armband tracker with my SPark fitness like I've done a few times a week for the last year+ and it suddenly won't sync up? Not sure how to proceed.
Mary... Read more
Does anyone follow this currently? And have you figured out any other options? I have been following it and doing the workout for the week (and drinking a lot of water) and I think this will help me reach my goals but I just can't imagine 9 weeks 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
I don't do well with blogging as my days become so busy that I just resort to keeping track of everything mentally but I realized that when I do blog I feel more accountable to my fitness as I am sharing my journey with people who will help to keep m... 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
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