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Standard Fitness Test Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Standard Fitness Test.

Bicycle Safety Tips

Whether you want to cut down on pollution or you want to get in shape, riding a bike is a great way to get around. But your trip could end in tragedy if you don’t ride safely. Just like driving a vehicle on the road, cyclists must observe what&...  Read more

The Crunch Test

Measuring your fitness level regularly is one way to find out if you're making progress. Most fitness centers have trained staff who can evaluate your body composition, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance, b...  Read more

The 1-Mile Walking Test

Measuring your fitness level regularly is one way to find out if you're making progress. Most fitness centers have trained staff who can evaluate your body composition, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance, b...  Read more

Reference Guide to Body Composition

Body weight alone is not a clear indicator of health or fitness because it does not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many are muscle. But body composition helps describe the amount (and distribution) of fat and lean muscle tissue in the bo...  Read more

The Most Popular Dog Breeds

Mixed-breed dogs make up more than 50% of all the dogs in the United States, so technically "mutts" are the most popular dog in America.  A survey of these mixed-breed pets in 2010, which included 36,000 DNA tests, revealed the most po...  Read more

new to the fitness family
Updated 4/10/2014 1:49:31 AM

hi everyone. my name is leslie. i'm new to the healthy living/fitness lifestyle. it started because my roommate decided to go on a diet, and i felt terrible for having a pizza around when i knew she couldn't have it. so i decided to join her in e...  Read more

no fitness for me today
Updated 4/8/2014 11:12:10 AM

I am so sick. Unable to keep any food down. This is not the way I want to lose weight. 527...  Read more

Need a fitness buddy... Sense of humour required
Updated 4/3/2014 12:33:13 AM

Hey everyone. I am looking for a fitness buddy and/or buddies. A lady specifically as I am most definitely one. Jokes are a must. Pushing each other is a must. I am 31, married, no kids, paramedic, Canadian (although you need not be :) and have 113 (...  Read more

Hello! Need a fitness partner!
Updated 4/2/2014 10:27:07 PM

Hey everyone my name is Hayli and I am new to this site. I am so ready to get healthy and be able to wear a bikini and love it! I could really use a partner to help keep me on track. I feel like getting someone whom I don't know will help. If anyone...  Read more

SparkPage's Fitness Minutes again miscalculating
Updated 4/1/2014 7:35:17 PM

Hello Site/Technical Help, The problem is occurring again on my SparkPage's (not Startpage) Fitness Minutes. It's miscalculating the fitness minutes. Fitness Minutes: 6,710 and I added another 35 minutes of exercise and it totalled to 6,72...  Read more

Take The President's Challenge

The President's Challenge (www.presidentschallenge.org) is another set of challenges available for FREE. Begun in the 1960s, it has been available for years. (Presidential Fitness Award, Physical Fitness Test, Presidential Active Lifestyle Award - PA...  Read more

Invigorate Your Mind

Researchers at the University of Chicago say that ice cold water invigorates the mind. People preforme better on standard alertness tests when exposed to ice water. Splashing cold water on your face or your wrists for a minute or two will rev you u...  Read more

SparkGuy's 10 Minute Fitness Club

Group for anyone to build a consistent fitness habit by doing at least 10 minutes of fitness most days per week. See the message board in the SP Challenges forum by the same name....  Read more

Women, You've Been Exercising Too Hard, Says Study

When someone asks me whether X, Y or Z counts as "exercise" or "cardio," my first response is always, "Well, what does your heart rate tell you?"Measuring your heart rate is an important action for every exerciser. It le...  Read more

Should A Female Athlete Have To Take a Gender Test?

UPDATE: Semenya withdraws from race in South Africa. If you follow track and field, you might be familiar with the controversy surrounding African runner Caster Semenya. She won the Womens 800m run at the World Championships last month, and now ques...  Read more