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
Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart!
The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
What is Aerobic Exercise?
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) defines aerobic exercise as "any activity that uses large muscle... Read more
Wouldn’t it be great if all the fat-burning secrets you see in magazine ads and TV infomercials actually worked? If sauna suits, cellulite-shrinking creams, herbal wraps, and pills designed to “boost metabolism and melt fat away” di... Read more
Many people with diabetes have special needs that should be considered when planning an exercise program.
Exercise can cause your blood glucose levels to drop too much, especially if you take insulin or other glucose-lowering medications. Sympto... Read more
And I'd say 5 days a week is good! I used to shoot for that and after I hit maintenance land that might be something I choose to do, but we'll see-got to get there first! Almost into my last 1/4 of my loss journey.... Read more
At the YMCA I did 35 minutes on a elliptical. I wasn't smart enough/didn't think to write down my total strides or strides per minute. But I did right down the distance the machine said I traveled. 1.99 What does that mean? It's a precor ellipti... Read more
Ok, I have been working out 5 days a week for almost a month and have only lost 2 lbs. Having done this before, I know I should work on my diet. I am an extremely picky eater. I've always lost inches before weight, and at least I am losing! Woohoo!!... Read more
My 3 day im happy im still here and i really like the program..because is a lot of friends anytime anywhere...and free..jaaa...lets get start with 3 day have a great weekand alll...of you..feliz fin tercer dia y me encanta estoo..:)... Read more
When you hit a plateau in your weight loss, try adding a few higher intensity bursts or intervals to your cardio workouts. This elevates your heart rate, makes you work harder and burns more calories to help shock your body and jump start your weight... Read more
Everyone can make a good excuse...the only thing i make is time to workout. On days that i work, i get up and hour early to make sure that i have at least 60 mins in for the day in case i cannot workout in the afternoon..if i can GREAT! 2 workouts in... Read more
I've found that as I get older, making sure I take good care of my body and get enough rest is very important. I used to be able to do a hard workout and get up the next day and do it all over again. I never used to stretch after workouts (shame on... Read more
Walking is an excellent way to start getting fit because it costs little to nothing and can be done almost anywhere and by just about anyone. (Learn more about the health and fitness benefits of walking.) So how do you begin with a walking program? H... Read more
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