You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
Eventually, most people who walk for fitness will reach the point when walking alone no longer challenges them or helps them see results. If that sounds like you, then Nordic walking may be just what you need. First used as a summer training method b... Read more
If you’ve never tried a stair stepping machine (StairMaster, stair climber, etc.), you’re missing out on a fantastic cardio exercise that strengthens your legs and lungs at the same time. A stair stepper is a moderate-intensity option tha... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
What is a Warm Up?
A warm up is the act of preparing for an athletic event or workout by exercising or practicing for a short time beforehand.... Read more
Have you thought about how great it would be to include your family in your pursuit to exercise more regularly? Family exercise will improve the health of your loved ones, make exercise more fun, and at the same time develop stronger connections betw... Read more
I just started a housekeeping job in a hotel that has me moving nonstop for almost 8 hours a workday... for 3-4 days a week. By the end of the day I'm absolutely drenched in sweat and exhausted. On my days off, though, I'm almost 100% sedentary as my... Read more
I am not sure why, but every time I do a new search for a food to track, I have to go out of the search window, then back in to be able to get the list. How am I supposed to properly search? I have a Samsung Galaxy S4.... Read more
Is it just me or does anyone else have this issue? Today for lunch I had Chicken Spinach Mushroom Panini. When I search, I enter the brand name and description and dozens of entries pop up. When I check the nutrition info, they are almost never co... Read more
I just recently moved to VA Beach. I started walking at Mount Trashmore. How would I calculate calories burned for climbing the stairs. There is about 60 to 70 steps to each of the three stairs.... Read more
I have been tracking my food and exercise for 16 months now. I started with noom which eventually started crashing then Calorie Count which has started crashing. In the past 16 months I have gone from weighing 330 lbs to my current 174. As of 7/20 I... Read more
-Try Nordic Walking (walking with poles)-Burns up to 46% more calories than regular walking! -Strengthen your upper body! -Reduce the stress on the joints! -Normal walking/jogging, , only uses approximately 70% of the muscle mass in the while Nordic... Read more
I use the Shape Up On the Wii three days a week. Jenny McCarthy's avatar is encouraging. When it gets to easy the program note it and steps up the pace. She encourages with positive remarks. She is fun and challenging. I work out on the elliptical an... Read more
Walking is a great form of exercise, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned athlete. It’s cheap. It’s accessible. It doesn’t require any fancy equipment. And it’s something that nearly everyone can do.Walking is a big p... Read more
The old running adage is as follows, “in order to run, one must run”—this is commonly referred to as the Principle of Specificity of Training. In other words, in order for you to become a more efficient runner, you must spend time running. But doing... Read more
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