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 am feeling stressed out ,I am over weight and pre diabetic. I have hypoglycemia and am going through menopause .. I also have a bad knee that has to be drained cause if swelling and arthritis. I don't know how I ended up here.... Cont.
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I've been struggling, I gain weight everytime I start working out. 3 pound each time. Was at 160 a couple months ago now I'm at 175. I work out 1- 1/2 hours a day and still gain, no results. I eat less at modification around 1200-1600 (no results!)... Read more
I've been using 3 pound weights to get back into strength training. I have a question -- should I start with a few reps with the HEAVIEST weight first (5 pounds right now) and then work with the lighter 3 pound weight?
Or is it best to start wit... 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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