Some people can measure their weight loss by the way they feel and look: firmer thighs, a smaller waist, jiggle-free arms. But then there are the number-crazy ones who desperately need some kind (any kind!) of concrete proof that all their hard work... Read more
If you've incorporated strength training into your exercise regimen, congratulations! You're cultivating a healthy habit that will help make you better at, well, pretty much everything. But just like any other part of a healthy lifestyle jour... Read more
No, this is not an article on that ever-popular question about whether sex counts as aerobic exercise. (It doesn't. Get over it.)
This article is about gender differences in exercise and weight loss. This is your chance to get the facts you... Read more
So you already know that a well-balanced diet and a regular exercise program are keys to your weight loss plan. But are you listening to that other recommendation you’ve heard more than once in your life? Get plenty of sleep. Recent medical stu... Read more
It’s an age-old question, with no right answers. If you have to do both in the same day, does it matter whether you do strength training or cardio first? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice their opinions on this hot topic.
Dean Ande... Read more
My name is Tammy. I just turned 40 in January (still hate admitting that) I am a wife and mother of three. Its even harder to admit that I weight 415.7 pounds. A fact not even my husband knows. I wear a 6x in a shirt and a 4-5x in pants.
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Hello. This is my first time here. I have lost 14 pounds on my own but have begun to lose motivation. I'm hoping to use the features of this program to keep me motivated. My goal is to be healthy. I'm not sure how to use this website but I plan on se... Read more
I just recently got engaged this month finally giving me the motivation I need to lose the 30 lbs I put on the past couple years. I am a typical yo yo dieter so I am hoping I can find a steadier route through this site. I am definitely nervo... Read more
I have been trying to motivate myself by reading weight loss success stories and I stumbled on this website. I am close to 50 years old and need to lose about 100 pounds. I would like to find a way to 'jump start' my weight loss journey and lose as... Read more
Sometimes I catch myself saying "I want to be healthier" or "I want to lose fat" and I change it to "I AM healthier" and "I AM losing fat". Each choice and each gram means I am doing something, in the powerful present, it is no longer a future wish o... Read more
I have learned that taking my measurements is just as important if not more important than what the scale says. Losing inches is far more motivating than the pounds on the scale because when you lose inches, you lose fat, and drop clothing sizes! A... Read more
Your metabolism has two basic modes:Anabolic, which means building up or addingCatabolic, which means breaking down or eliminating. Losing fat occurs in catabolic mode (which includes maintaining a calorie deficit), while adding muscle requires... Read more
It's true that many people either gain a little weight or don't see any change on the scale for as long as 4-6 weeks after making a significant change in their level of exercise. This is often explained as "gaining muscle while losing fa... Read more
I decided to start saying I want to lose fat and train myself to not be obsessed with the numbers on a scale. This way I will lose the extra fat I have and not focus on the exact weight. I want to be healthy and active and have a meaningful life that... Read more
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