Fitness infomercials promise a lot: dramatic weight-loss, big results, a six pack in 30 days! But unfortunately, most of them do not deliver on those promises. When those ads are so intriguing and believable, how do you know which new products delive... Read more
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
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
I am finally able to do chin-ups for the first time since I was a little kid. I am very very proud of my 3 sets of 4 chin-ups that I was able to do today! The problem is that I can't find chin-ups or pull-ups listed when I search for it on my fitne... Read more
My test results suggest that I am pre-diabetic. The doc tested me bc I was having a difficult time losing weight. Its been a hard road. Anyone else having trouble dropping the weight with diabetes? How did you do it?... 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
Editor's Note: If you haven't checked out SparkPeople Radio, now's the time! We've been on the air since November, and this on-demand show is a hit. Each week, hosts Lily Hills and Karen Hudson share the latest and greatest stories to... Read more
Interested in the popular P90X program but not willing to shell out hundreds of dollars for the workout DVDs? Well you're in luck. Supreme 90 Day, a 10-DVD workout system that includes strengthening, cardio and abs workouts, is now available and... Read more
Hello everyone! This is my blog with my journey through the P90X program.
Tomorrow I start the official exercise program. I also start their recommended nutrition plan, the best I can. Since my weight resting metabolic rate (RMR), Daily Activity... Read more
I decided a while back to do P90X, but several people said to wait til after my HM. Well that was last Sunday so tomorrow I start P90X. I did the fitness test today and was able to pass it all (except pull-ups, my bar isn't up yet).
Resting Hear... Read more
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