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
You're excited to try the latest workout you found on Pinterest, but the circuit includes a series of lunges, which you know your knees are not going to be happy about. Should you scrap it and find something else that better fits your range of mo... Read more
I had to present to a training class for a couple of hours and during that time, I got super hot and swesty. Now, much cooler but feeling self conscious. Perfume isn't allowed. Does anyone have any tips for "freshening up"?... Read more
Every time I get up from my computer to go to the restroom, I do intervals of 20 seconds jumping jacks,10 seconds rest; 20 seconds high knees, 10 seconds rest; 20 seconds jump rope followed by 10 seconds rest. And finally, I do 20 squats or 20 wal... Read more
Did you know that just two minutes of straight jumping jacks (not the slow, lazy ones but high intensity jumping jacks) burn 38 calories?!! If you just do those jumping jacks while waiting on your food to reheat in the microwave or on commercial brea... 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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