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 am trying to lose weight and my current caloric intake goal is set at 1200-1500 per day. At work (desk job), I get two breaks, and if I am not being lazy, I go for a .7 mile walk, ranging from 13min to 20min. They are each about 60 calories burne... Read more
I have been shocked to learn just how hard I find it to fit protein into my diet, and how many calories from carbs I consume. Also, I buy a lot of fruits & vegetables, but I am seeing that I hardly eat any of it. I guess my children do, but I know I... Read more
So I have an old PS2 at home and recently picked up the DDR games along with a couple of dance mats so that my man and I have an alternative to going out for daily walks when we don't have the car. There's a calorie counter on the game built in in wo... Read more
I cycled this morning for 20 minutes (sorry, tracker said it was only 19) and rode somewhere in the neighborhood of 2 miles. I have no odometer on my bike, but did the 1 mile walking route, plus took many side streets and added another 5 blocks to a... 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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