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
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
Body weight alone is not a clear indicator of health or fitness because it does not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many are muscle. But body composition helps describe the amount (and distribution) of fat and lean muscle tissue in the bo... 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
My sidebar shows I have 210 fitness minutes for December but my fitness tracker shows the 260 minutes I have worked out for the month.
The two trackers have always agreed until this week. Can someone help please?... Read more
My Fitness Minutes on sidebar does not reflect the same figures that my Fitness tracker has and am wondering why?? My Fitness Minutes (sidebar) is short 53 minutes from what my fitness tracker has as my Weekly Totals. So that means all my numbers a... Read more
Does anyone else use an additional fitness tracker and find that calories burned don't line up? I use the map my run app to track all my fitness and it is far more generous, like up to 300 calories burned, difference. I walk/run through very differin... Read more
Recently I reset my goals.
Now, when I fill in my fitness tracker, it says my weekly goal is to burn 360 calories and do 180 minutes of exercise. I don't know where this goal came from; it is not correct.
How and were can I adjust the goal... Read more
I have been tracking my nutrition and fitness for about 6 weeks but yesterday I was surprised to see that all of my nutrition and fitness history are gone. So are all of my "favorite" foods. I would hate to loose all of this since it took many hour... 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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