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
Everyone has an idea in their head when it comes to looking their fittest and healthiest. For some, it's fitting perfectly into a certain outfit, or walking on the beach in a bikini with total confidence. For others, it may mean seeing a defined... Read more
"Cheating" is the act of deceiving others or being dishonest. The word conjures up images of copying someone else's answers during an exam, fudging your taxes, or counting cards. Needless to say, these are not positive activities.... Read more
Fitness infomercials promise a lot: dramatic weight-loss, big results, a six pack in 30 days! But unfortunately, most of them do not deliver on those promises. When those ads are so intriguing and believable, how do you know which new products delive... 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
Are there really any differences in the way a man and woman loose weight. I have been pretty successful in loosing weight and my girlfriend wants to emulate my success. Is there anything I should know before I share my plan with her.... Read more
The burning question - which is more accurate my pedometer or Spark calories burned tracker?? My pedometer which has all my demo's, weight, height, stride length shows a higher calorie burned than Spark by about 180 calories plus. I know that tread... Read more
Is there a good reason to snack vs not snack, other than allowing you to break up your calories into more "meals"? This is what you are doing when snacking right?
If for example you are consuming 1500 calories per day you can have 3 meals of 50... Read more
So I just started tracking foods again and this question hit me. Suppose you don't tend to snack. If you don't plan on snacking and your snacks give you 2 snacks at about 200 max calories apiece. Does that mean you can add 100 calories or so to ea... Read more
This question has probably been addressed many times, nonetheless, without me changing my diet or exercise routine, my weight has gone up a bit, however, my clothes feel looser, which is great but I can't figure out the weight gain. I do cardio 3x a... 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
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
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
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