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
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
Who knows your body almost as well as you do? Your personal trainer. He knows your weaknesses and has helped you turn them into strengths over time, pushing you to achieve more than you ever thought possible.
The best way to avoid having a bad b... Read more
Hi. I am new to spark. Looking to lose 30-40 pounds. Would love a buddy to talk to and be there for me. I am 43 yrs old with 2 kids. Would like someone similar in age so we can relate better. Thanks!... Read more
Watched "fat sick and nearly dead". Curious about juicing. How is it different them a smoothie? How do you get protein from.just fruits and veggies? What combinations have people tried? I want to try it this summer when I'm not working.... Read more
My weight has been steadily climbing until now. At 2004, I was 68kgs. Then in 2008, I stopped the steroids (prednisolone) because I didn't need them anymore, almost instantly, my weight dropped to 54kgs! I was ecstatic but today, my weight has climbe... Read more
Hi all PLEASE HELP , I'm trying to lose weight and I have tried eating 1,500 and exercising 5 days a week for a hour and didn't lose then I went for the last 2 weeks at 1,300 and no exercise I lost 3.5lb now that's all gone back on !!! Please help... 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 adding, and Catabolic, which means breaking down or eliminating. Losing fat occurs in catabolic mode (which includes maintaining a calorie deficit), while adding muscl... 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
For such a long time I heard the benefits to fasted cardio, but I said, “I can’t do that!”
See, I was always SO hungry first thing in the morning and there was no way I could do anything other than pee before I ate. Then we moved to F... Read more
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