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
Sometimes you need a reason to keep you on track. Mine is that I want to have kids in the near future and be a healthy, active role model for them. I also want to have a healthy future and avoid the diabetes that is common in my family.... Read more
Today was graduation. I didn't track quite right. That's okay right? I just guessed at some things and didn't eat it all really. But figuring out if I at 75% in the restaurant was just not worth it. Wanted family time.... Read more
With cold snowy and icy weather coming this winter I am presently looking to replace my old, (22 yo), Spirit treadmill which finally gave up the ghost. The dimensions of the new Spirit treadmills are way too big for my family room. (The old one is 20... Read more
As I look back at the challenges of keeping on track, there is a recurrent challenge -- low blood sugar. I am a diabetic and use an insulin pump. I get so frustrated when I am faithfully eating what I should, exercising and recording everything, on... 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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