We hear it all the time—you changed your habits and lost weight steadily, but after awhile, that progress halted. You’ve been stuck at the same weight for days, weeks, or even months. There’s nothing more frustrating t... Read more
Would your friends lie to you? They just might be...
This time of year is all about starting fresh—new goals, solid plans, better habits. You probably have a new exercise routine to help you reach your weight loss and fitness goals.... Read more
Is there anything more boring than the treadmill? After endless hours staring at the same wall, anyone would start to wonder if that’s all there is to exercise. But it doesn’t have to be that way. By shaking it up and loading your wor... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
What is a Warm Up?
A warm up is the act of preparing for an athletic event or workout by exercising or practicing for a short time beforehand.... Read more
There’s no doubt about it: trying to lose weight can be a stressful thing! There’s nothing like trying to stick to a “simple” weight loss plan for bringing you face-to-face with the frustrating complexities of human natur... Read more
Hi everyone! I'm 21 years old, 5"4, and currently weigh 66.5kg. Basically, to cut a long story short, I did something stupid. Seriously reduced my calorie intake and upped my exercise intake in the last week. Ate an average of around 700 calories a d... Read more
Until a few weeks ago, I was able to do about 30-50 sit-ups before my abs would tire out. Now, when I can't do a single sit-up because it puts a lot of pressure on my tailbone. Every time I come to the top, I have to give up because it feels like my... Read more
worked out for 40 minutes...speed walk and jog. Ate a healthy breakfast of fruit and cereal. It's cold outside and windy but feeling great to be alive!!! Have a wonderful day...a positive outlook...and know that YOU CAN!!😁... Read more
I have finished the Couch to 5K Program and have reached my goal of jogging the entire 3.1 miles. My problem is my time. I jog very slow (4.3 on the treadmill). Every time I go to increase my speed from 4.3 to 4.5 my knee hurts. I will start with... Read more
I'm new to Spark People, so I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this question, but here it goes. I recently joined Weight Watchers (like, last Tuesday) because after 3 kids, I now have 50 lbs to lose. The recommended daily points for me ar... Read more
If you are concerned about how many calories you burn during strength training, chances are that you are actively trying to lose weight (or might want to ensure you are eating enough to support strength training without losing additional weight). Alt... Read more
Exercise isn’t just about burning calories and building strength. It’s also about improving productivity and quality of life. But when is the best time to exercise? The answer is whenever it best fits into your schedule. One problem with... Read more
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