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
I tried tracking what I eat but I get behind and forget and cant' keep up with it.
I've been trying off and on for years.
I wanted to try making up a menu for myself in advance... buying everything I need for that menu.. and then putting the f... Read more
So here we are...three days from the Halloween Celebrations (for those of us that "Do" that!)
What's your plan to keep the Candy Monsters away or limit their effect this year?!!
We have a neighborhood full of kids who will be making the round... Read more
I just joined SPARK. wanted to get some good ideas for vegetarian meals.
It shouldn't be that difficult, still I seem to come to my week with hardly any plans and fall short of my desired health plan.
Any thoughts of how to look at the week a... Read more
just wondering how many of you meal plan on a regular basis. I never really used to until about a year ago, I mean I had an idea of what we would be eating but now I do plan, almost religiously.
Every Saturday I sit down and co... 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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