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 have really enjoyed many features from Spark People in the past but one of my obstacle is the lack of consistency. I get inspired to do this like this but in one month, I will have stopped. I am a 58 years old female from Northern Ontario Canada.... Read more
This is a really stupid question, but now that I have signed up for my first 5K, I'm doing the walk/jog plan here in SP. I did day 1 of week 1, but when I enter that I did it, it's asking me how many miles I've done. Um, I have NO clue. I just got up... Read more
I have read the "ask the experts" article regarding why we aren't allowed to add Sugar as a nutrient to track. However, I was wondering if there is ever going to be a review of this. Yesterday, the WHO released new guidelines for sugar consumption.... Read more
Days on track: 2
There are 5 things I aim to achieve each day: FFFWM
Food - track my food
Fitness - get 10k steps daily, and exercise most days
French - do a French lesson on DuoLingo
Water - drink 12 cups of water
Meditate - stop,... 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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