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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Eventually, most people who walk for fitness will reach the point when walking alone no longer challenges them or helps them see results. If that sounds like you, then Nordic walking may be just what you need. First used as a summer training method b... 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
Blood sugar spikes, according to my diabetic mom, can be controlled by the regular use of cinnamon capsules. She swears by it, along with the usual low sugar, diabetic diet. According to her, even if you watch sugar intake, it can still spike.... Read more
I have just added a day of intervals into my running program. As I sprinted yesterday I tried some different strides to see which felt better.
Is a short stride better than a longer stride when sprinting or is the opposite true?... Read more
I've completed two Spartan Sprints, and will be at the Spartan Super in Las Vegas in April. The best thing would be Hiking, and a lot of upper body. Try carrying a weighted container, like a cooler or bucket while hiking. And practice BURPEES!... Read more
Has anyone ever done a Spartan race? I want to do an obstacle run, and there happens to be a spartan sprint that's very convenient for me. I'm a little nervous to sign up because it seems pretty intense, but I strongly feel that I need a big goal to... Read more
I love to bake but most baked goods are crammed with sugar. I have been using Blue Agave and 1/3 less other liquids, such as milk, to make my baked goods better for my family without losing the sweetness.... Read more
Climbing stairs burns about 10 calories a minute; tones legs, glutes, and core; and improves cardiovascular conditioning! Whether you walk it, skip a step, or sprint this is great exercise!... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. Older Women May Spend Two-Thirds of Their Day Sitting HealthDay &nb sp; No matter your age or gender, this story likely will m... 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
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