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
So I go to fitness kickboxing 2X a week and would like to track it on my SP fitness tracker but it says that it's like 750+ calories burned/hour. Can that be right? I would assume the class will be different depending on the gym/centre y... Read more
Hello all! I am 23 years old and started out at 195lbs in June of this year. I lost 17pounds but over the last two weeks my motivation has dropped to none. Now I gained back 5 pounds and was hoping for someone willing to share motivation and keep eac... Read more
I recently increased the number of days that I work out and have added strength training to my fitness schedule. I have looked everywhere it seems, and I can't find where I can change days/minutes/cardio or strength planned on my fitness tracker. Whe... Read more
I have had seven vials of blood taken out within the past 48 hours, and I'm feeling pretty weak and woozy. Should I refrain from exercising today?
I'm petite and too underweight to donate blood (not because I'm underweight per se, but because a... 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
Meet Chris Kramer, a SparkPeople.com member (username ChrisKenandkids) who lost 73 pounds! Here's how she did it. Plus, find out how she fuels up for her favorite sport: tae kwon do. How old are you? 43 How long have you been a Spar... 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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