I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
We often hear a lot about aerobic or “cardio” exercise and how it improves fitness, reduces one’s risk of lifestyle diseases, an... Read more
Would you like to swap your usual workout out for one that's just four minutes long? Of course you would! Well, that's the allure of Tabata training, a type of super high-intensity interval training that is becoming more and more popular.
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If I told you that there was a way to burn more calories, lose more fat, and improve your cardiovascular fitness level while spending less time doing cardio, you’d probably reach for your phone to report me to the consumer fraud hotline, right?... Read more
Running or walking a 5K (3.1-mile) race is a fun and realistic goal for exercisers of all fitness levels. If you're ready to train for your first 5K, but not sure where to start, don't worry! SparkPeople's certified trainers have created... Read more
Funny, I hate exercise, but that's because I DETEST sweating. I know, sounds weird, so I use the pool. I have found that even when I don't feel like going to the pool, I just automatically put on my suit and go... no 2nd thots! Amazing!!! #fitness... Read more
Ever since I started exercising daily, I have been sleeping better, although I still have a tendency to stay up waaaayyy to late. That part is going to be starting new habits. Just got to go to bed earlier... #sleepbetter... Read more
Today was much better. I inputted all of my exercise which was moving boxes from storage to the truck and then from the truck to the apartment. It helps that I live on the second floor because it added to the exercise and a trip to the pool with kids... Read more
5 Benefits of Interval TrainingWhat's The Best Time to Exercise?You need to shake up your fitness program and lose weight, but you dont really have any more time to devote to it. The perfect answer could be high-intensity interval training or HIIT f... Read more
What if I told you there was an exercise technique that could burn more calories—and fat—in less time that was also fun? You may think that I was hawking some fitness gadget in an infomercial, or simply lying to you, but neither of those... Read more
Tight on time?Don't give up on your workout today. If you have a mere four minutes—that's just 240 total seconds—to spare (and who doesn't), then you do have time to squeeze in a super effective workout that provides major hea... Read more
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