If you're new to exercise, overweight, or dealing with pain caused by an injury or a chronic condition like arthritis, your doctor may have recommended that you start a low-impact workout program. But what does "low impact" really mean&... Read more
I believe that most people would say jumping rope is for play, not for exercise. After all, you jumped rope as a kid on the playground and you probably forgot about it entirely after fourth grade. And it certainly isn’t touted as a benefit of j... Read more
Ever notice how you can’t spell "workout" without the word "work?" Most of us view work as something we have to do, not necessarily something that we want to do. It's the opposite of leisure and the killer of fun. We all... Read more
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
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
Hello everyone, so I'm just going to jump right in and say I need support. My last goal with clean eating and exercise I was able to lose 27 pounds. That was 2 years ago. Due to stress and neglect I have gained it back. What happened to my will power... Read more
Hi all: I do cardio 5 times a week for 45 minutes. Two of those days, I do strength training. On the days I do strength training, should I do the full 45 minutes or should I do less cardio? I have been confused about this and I would like some cla... Read more
Yesterday was only my second day ever of strength training. I started with the Beginner's Ball Workout. Today, of course, I'm a bit stiff and sore in my legs and chest. Is it best if I take today as my day of rest (no cardio or stretching)... Read more
Was having a hard time timing my strength training exercises so instead of doing sets and rep's and tallying up how much time it took me I just did each exercise for a minute and will count it as 1 set and 1 rep.... Read more
i am currently doing the 10K trainer app by Zen Labs, the same people who created C25K. After work I am going for a run. I am on Week 3, Day 2. However, when I ran last night it felt too easy and too short. Would it be okay if I did Day... Read more
When it's too cold outside or I can't make it to them gym, my favorite way to fit in some flab blasting cardio is going for a thirty minute run... up and down my stairs! Sometimes I add in twenty minutes of jumping jack intervals, man are those fun!... 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
In October, SparkPeople partnered with National Geographic Kids magazine to attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period. We needed more than 20,000 people to do jumping jacks to break the recor... Read more
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