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
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
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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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
I been on spark since may or june... I lost seven pounds now I'm stuck... I was just walking then I noticed I was really stuck... I tried adding pilates and yoga. I eat as healthy has can be and I don't have pop or chocolate unless its dark then its... Read more
Since I started swimming about 4X per week. 237 I haven't lost any weight, but I've lost several inches. 7
I can FEEL the difference in my legs and arms -- I'm stronger.
I just wish this "exercise" plateau would pass!
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I recently began what I thought would become a foolproof method of losing weight. However, instead of losing weight, I seem to be gaining it. I do about 45 minutes of upper-body strength training when I go to the gym 3 times a week, usually burning a... Read more
last two weeks I have been stressing out about medicare stuff and trying to get life insurance I can afford because my 15 yr term ended..i gained this week and that's the only reason I can think I gained. any suggestions. I am trying so hard to at le... Read more
Choose a race now for spring or early summer. Start training now! Enjoy watching your skills grow in the coming weeks as you prepare for your event. And when it's race time, take time to enjoy watching everyone run her/his own race. It's an amazing t... 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
As I've mentioned before, Spinning is one of my favorite workout classes, whether I'm taking the class as a student or leading the ride myself as the instructor. I love to teach Spinning, and I try to draw on various motivational techniques a... Read more
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