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
This is my first time posting here, but I have been reading and benefiting from SP for awhile :). I am posting this for my sister, she is going to Central America next week, mostly to Guatemala, but also thinking about going to Honduras. She... Read more
Hi, I'm Jess, I'm 27 and I have a lot of weight to drop! Looking for someone to share motivation and inspiration with to stay on target. c: I'm an avid gaming fan and a bit of a nerd so shoot me a message if you're interested in buddying up!... Read more
I started using a weighted hula hoop yesterday for about 10 minutes. I did it again today and of course I'm sore from yesterday. Should I take a break and do the hula hoop every other day? Advice and info would be greatly appreciated.... Read more
I am 56 and diabetes is big in my family, although I have not been diagnosed with the disease. Both my age and diabetes are worrying me. 39 I consciously know what to do. What I miss is someone in the same condition as me to share and learn with. 4... 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
If interval cardio training is one of the best types of exercise for becoming fitter, stronger and healthier then surely "interval weight training" must be similar...
I asked my friend John, "what's the best for exercise using dumbells for weigh... Read more
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