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
I did the Leslie Sansone 30 minute Firm Workout today. I just tracked it under Strength - Strength training: Moderate resistance training with little to no rest (includes compound exercises, free weights, dumbbells, weight lifting) with 5 pounds and... Read more
I've been looking around to try and get into strength training more. I came across an acquaintance who is going to do the 2014 NPC bikini competition and she used to be heavier. She's now got some awesome Abs and I want those too. I eat healthy but... Read more
Last night something weird happened and it seems like I am dealing with some old issues. I have been so busy that I have been really upbeat and this feels like a literal train wreck.
I have read books about detox and weight loss where people have... Read more
My gym offered a special "5 training sessions for $150"... This seemed like a good deal and I had been wanting to add strength training to my tennis routine. I signed up with a "highly recommended" trainer and started my sessions. I am in session #... Read more
I feel like I have been running in a circle... chasing my tail... and then hitting a brick wall. I'm one of those cardio people. The people who think (thought) the way to lose weight is to do cardio until you drop. After some research and lots of rea... 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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