Why do you exercise? Whether you want to increase your energy, reduce your health risks, or lose some unwanted pounds, do you ever wonder if all that working out is working for you? That's where fitness assessments come in, and they can be great... Read more
You can't rely on the scale to measure how active and fit you are. Whether you're just starting to build a healthy lifestyle or you want to check on your progress, these simple fitness assessments will reveal where you're succeeding and w... Read more
The Talk Test has been a generally accepted method of measuring (aerobic) exercise intensity for a long time now, although fitness experts have questioned whether or not the test is accurate across populations and different types of exercise. The tes... Read more
One of the most common mistakes new exercisers make is not measuring the intensity of their cardio workouts. Guidelines say that aerobic exercise should be “moderate” or “challenging,” but what does that feel like? You might m... Read more
Measuring your fitness level regularly is one way to find out if you're making progress. Most fitness centers have trained staff who can evaluate your body composition, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance, b... Read more
Lately I gained about 10 pounds (from 130 to 140, 5"9 - right now I'm 38-26-40). Two weeks ago I decided to get back on track since I registered for my second half-marathon this upcoming autumn.
I'm not counting calories since I want to adopt a... Read more
I was looking at my Spark Streaks and realized my fitness minutes aren't adding up. I usually log my fitness minutes in with my mobile app, and they are showing on the computer. The totals are not being added together so it looks like I'm never meeti... Read more
How can I bookmark my favorite fitness video? I have to search through all the fitness videos manually each time I do it. I want to do this video over and over until it's too easy. Thanks!... Read more
The President's Challenge (www.presidentschallenge.org) is another set of challenges available for FREE. Begun in the 1960s, it has been available for years. (Presidential Fitness Award, Physical Fitness Test, Presidential Active Lifestyle Award - PA... Read more
Which is better: being fat and fit, or thin and unfit? The first reaction might assume that carrying excess body fat is more harmful to your health, even if you exercise regularly. But is that true? Opinions will differ depend... Read more
If you're like most people who are struggling to lose weight, you've started watching what you eat and counting (and cutting back) on your calories. We all know that weight loss is the result of a simple equation: burning more calories than y... Read more
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