Whether your goal is to finish a marathon, or make it to the end of the block without stopping, running can be a great addition to your exercise routine. In fact, running burns more calories per minute than most other forms of cardio exercise.&n... Read more
Although barefoot running has been practiced in some parts of the world for hundreds of years, the concept has only recently gained popularity as an alternative to traditional running shoes in the Western world. The book "Born to Run,"... Read more
Fitness can be incredibly simple. Sometimes, the most effective workouts don't need celebrity spokespeople or a payment plan. Walking and running are excellent ways to stay in shape year-round. These basic workouts are convenient, feasible al... Read more
While a walking program can be exciting and challenging at first, you don’t want to fall into a rut by doing the same thing month after month. Here are some ways to add variety to your workouts, whether outdoors or inside on the treadmill.
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With the hectic pace of our society today, most people don't have hours to spend in the gym. That's why it's so important to make the most of the workout time you have available. Are you cheating yourself out of the best cardio workout po... Read more
It's been a long time since I've logged in here. Since my last visit I did re-join Weight Watchers, where I lost about 6 lbs but then "fell off the wagon". I've gained it all back, my ankles are swollen again (they had gone down when I started weig... Read more
I know building muscle won't happen overnight, but I'm just wondering about how long it takes to strengthen muscles some. I've been doing an arm routine for about a month now, and I've upped the weights I use from about 2 lbs to 2.5 lbs. I did this... Read more
Hi all. I'm Amber. I've been a sparkpeople member since 2007.
In 2010 I managed to lose 60-lbs with spark. In September of that year I fell off the wagon but kept the weight off for a good long time but within two years it was all back.
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I know how to remove Spark Friends if they still have an account or have not made their page private. Is there a way to remove those who are no longer on SparkPeople - the ones with no link to their page?... Read more
I really like what I have discovered on this website. I'm so excited to familiarize myself with all its function s. I have over 100 pounds to lose I have a long journey and I'm looking for people into the same situation. I am married with two chil... Read more
Whenever you strength train, whether with free weights or a machine, watch yourself in a mirror to make sure you are doing it with proper form. Proper form ensures you're getting the best results & not setting yourself up for injury! Happy Sparking!... Read more
Walking is an excellent way to start getting fit because it costs little to nothing and can be done almost anywhere and by just about anyone. (Learn more about the health and fitness benefits of walking.) So how do you begin with a walking program? H... Read more
Even if you've never run before, or have taken a long break, you can get into a routine without injury or agony. Olympic distance runner Kara Goucher shares 6 posture tips that will help you run more smoothly and efficiently. From Kara Goucher&rs... Read more
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