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
This walking program uses intervals (short bursts of higher-intensity activity followed by lower intensity recovery periods), which can be a more effective way to train (and burn calories) than exercising at one intensity level. If you're new to... 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
Want to boost your fitness level and burn more calories? This program uses intervals (short bursts of higher-intensity activity followed by lower intensity recovery periods), which can be a more effective way to train than exercising at one intensity... 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
Going to start a yoga class (beginner) and wondered if it makes sense to get in a little cardio (walk) too. But should I do it before or after? Before to then stretch in class, or after when I'll be nice and loose? Opinions please?... Read more
I understand the importance of weights but every time I increase the ST it slows down the weight loss. Any ideas? I was doing better at pounds lost with just diet and cardio. However off to the gym to see the trainer - ugh! Have a great day all!... Read more
Hi, I am totally new to weight loss and really looking for some help and suggestions. Since moving about two years ago I have gained about 35 pounds. I'm very unhappy with my weight and how I look. I've wavered back and forth trying different things... Read more
I dread strength training. Going for a run or swim is mentally so much 'easier'. I use HIIT and Tabata bodyweight videos on youtube at home, but I have trouble motivating myself to do it even once a week! Any suggestions?... Read more
I like to walk both outdoors and on my treadmill. I've been reading about how interval training is a great way to boost metabolism and burn more calories. Basically, you alternate between brisk walking and fast walking/sprinting.... 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
Is your fitness routine feeling a little "blah"? Are you looking for a customized full-body workout that incorporates both cardio and strength training in 20 minutes tops? Look no further than Escape Your Shape: 21-Day Body Makeover. This e... Read more
During the day I feel this urge to get up and move. I want to burn some energy despite feeling super fatigued ALL THE TIME.
Been researching Interval beginners workouts and will try them next week, 3 times. I'll report back with how I feel at th... Read more
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