Want to boost your fitness level and burn more calories? This program uses intervals (short bursts of higher-intensity activity followed by lower intensity recovery periods), which can be a more effective way to train than exercising at one intensity... Read more
Runners are a breed all their own. I can say that because I am a runner. We can be quirky about our race rituals and to outsiders looking in, our lives seem to revolve around a "boring" sport of putting one foot in front of the other. But a... Read more
Running or walking a 5K (3.1-mile) race is a fun and realistic goal for exercisers of all fitness levels. If you're ready to train for your first 5K, but not sure where to start, don't worry! SparkPeople's certified trainers have created... Read more
Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart!
The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every... Read more
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Take the basic skills you learned in Part 1 and put them to work in this second 10-minute segment from Kristin McGee's DVD, "Pilates for Beginners." A regular Pilates practice will help you sculpt a mor... Read more
I have noticed that on days where I run, I am starving within a couple of hours. Here on SP, it ups my calories, but I am not sure what I should be eating.
Today I walked/ ran 5 miles and then did a 1 mile walk w/ my kids. After running I ate l... Read more
I'm after some advice from any experienced runners out there! In just under a fortnight I'm to do a mile run for a charity event - not a big deal to many I know, but for a complete novice like me, a bit of a concern. I'm fairly fit, I've been doing 5... Read more
Am not a great one for exercise. But I would love to eventually start running, just never ran before (well I did at school) How to start? Should i walk first do more and often then try running or... I do have an exercise bike which i use every night... Read more
Hey all! I am going to try to start jogging once this darn winter leaves MA. Here's the thing; I have no clue what I am doing. I've heard of couch to 5k audio files and my sister in law has told me about a "Zombie Run" audio she uses, but I don't thi... Read more
I made a NYR to do a 5K this year. I've not started training so I probably wouldn't be ready to try one until the end of May or so. Does anyone know of a fairly easy, ie little to no big hills, and cheaper, $30 or less, in the Cinci/NKY area.... Read more
I never thought I'd be a runner, until I decided to do the mailbox running. Run from 1 mailbox to the next and walk the next 3 or 4 boxes. When you become comfortable add another mailbox and lessen a walk mailbox. Before you know it you will be ru... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.Advice on Practicing Yoga in Middle Age, Part 1Dr. Loren Fishman, a back-pain and rehabilitative medicine specialist who studied yoga under B.K.S. Iyengar, answers readers q... Read more
Editor's note: Two of our favorite fitness bloggers have teamed up in a regular health and fitness podcast, and we've invited them to tell you more about it.
Tired of the same old tunes when you're working out? Want some aural inspiration fo... Read more
Quite a lot has happened since yesterday when I couldn't think of a title.
Last night I got an email from the leader of C25K Running for Beginners team asking if I would like to co-lead because the current co-leader was stepping down for a while. I... Read more
i am so excited tomorrow i'm going to attempt running- you know a little tester to see .....lol honestly i will do it, just a little nervous. who would've ever guessed me 48 and becoming a runner?252... Read more
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