More and more kids are gravitating toward weight training. In most cases, strength training is safe and encouraged for kids. However, when done incorrectly, whether too intensely or too early in life, it can lead to permanent damage. Fitness trainer... Read more
You've heard the rumblings about bacteria. Once seen as just dirty germs, these microbes are now more accurately divided into two categories: disease-causing agents, or "bad" bacteria, and health-promoting "good" bacteria.
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Imagine you’re in Pamplona, Spain, in July. You’re sightseeing, shopping through downtown for that perfect souvenir for your spouse back home (hey, someone had to watch the kids, right?). You notice a crowd. Then a commotion. Then, right... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
We often hear a lot about aerobic or “cardio” exercise and how it improves fitness, reduces one’s risk of lifestyle diseases, an... Read more
I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme... Read more
Welcome everyone that wants to join us in setting small goals each month.
On July 1 post a starting weight, and a goal weight to reach by the 31st.
Come back and post as often as you would like to let us know how you are doing. We are here to m... Read more
I try to keep my calories between 1,000 - 1,200 daily & i work out moderately at the gym 3 X weekly, still I don't lose weight. I realize that at 72 years old my metabolism isn't what it use to be. I need to lose 20 lbs. Any suggestions?... Read more
Hi everyone i a, and am not new to sight.I signed up a year ago just cause this we free but am back because I really need help.I need to lose at least 39 punds do to health issues.I want to feel better for myself and for family.I am mother of 5 and g... Read more
Few months ago I lost a lot of weight after trying hard but I stopped due to exams and school I always told myself I would start again in the holidays but even after they have started I can't seem to find the motivation to begin again any help?... Read more
Music goes a long way with motivating me to work out. I can't imagine running, teaching Spinning class or even lifting weights without some good tunes to keep my mood and energy levels high. When I teach classes, music takes center stage. I take a lo... Read more
Tight on time?Don't give up on your workout today. If you have a mere four minutes—that's just 240 total seconds—to spare (and who doesn't), then you do have time to squeeze in a super effective workout that provides major hea... Read more
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