When I was a kid, I played four-square on the playground and learned to eat three square meals a day. Now my meals are supposed to be shaped like a pyramid and I've heard I’m supposed to be eating them six times a day. Is anyone besides me... Read more
We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness? Just as there is plenty of questionable diet and weight-loss advice going around, some exercise "rules" that people live by are downright misleading, misguided or... Read more
A recent study by researchers at Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin has confirmed that women who frequently take vacations are less likely to become tense, depressed or tired and are more satisfied with their marriages.
Researchers studied 1,500 wom... Read more
Most experts recommend that you engage in up to 90 minutes of physical activity most days of the week, emphasizing that you gradually work your way up to that duration. However, a recent study conducted at Boston Sports Clubs found that participants... Read more
Circuit training is a workout routine that combines cardiovascular fitness and resistance training. It was first proposed in the late 1950s as a method to develop general fitness. The initial routines were arranged in a circle, alternating betwee... Read more
I do break my workouts up sometimes too, for the simple reason that I can only sit but so long at my home cycle at home! My butt hurts after a while-I can get more time in if I break it up, so breaking up your workouts may help too.... Read more
Welcome Shannoilc! Try changing up your workout routine or what you're eating/drinking in terms of nutrition. That tends to help in a lot of cases. Might want to consult a physician/nutritionist too. Congrats on the success so far!... Read more
For the last couple of days I have not been able to get the 15 Minute Mathew Cohen Qi Gong video to play. It gives me video points, fitness minutes, an ad then just the twirling logo and NO VIDEO! I hope he hasn't been taken off of the SparkPeople si... Read more
This DVD consists of 20 minute workouts at 3 levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Each workout has a 2-minute warm-up followed by 3 circuits featuring 3 minutes of strength training, 2 minutes of cardio, and 1 minute of abs. A 2 minute co... Read more
Short on time, but want an effective workout that will help you see results? The PACE Express 6-week workout may be just what you are looking for! The PACE Express workout will give you a full-body workout in just 12 minutes a day with no equipment n... Read more
One of my fitness goals this year has been to incorporate more strength training into my routine. I've found that if I'm going to push myself, it doesn't happen with a bunch of exercises I just do on my own. I need a video to follow. So far this y... Read more
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