There are two kinds of people in this world: those who lounge poolside sipping margaritas, and those who jog from the volleyball court to cannonball into the water. Here at SparkPeople, we encourage you to be in the latter group. With sunshine and bl... Read more
If you're an active and outdoorsy person who likes running, hiking or boating, it's nice to have some company who shares your passion. When your friends and loved ones aren't available, there's a dog for that.
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Many people claim that they don't have time to work out or cook healthy meals, yet they do find the time to park themselves in front of the TV. In fact, the average American watches 31.5 hours of TV per week, according to a 2010 Nielsen report. T... Read more
What's the No. 1 excuse for not working out? Lack of time. Sure, we're all busy handling multiple priorities and rushing around from here and there every day. However, I promise that no matter how busy you are, someone even busier than you ar... Read more
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
The strength training video I just did has a calorie burn range of 169-325 for 27min. I'm 194# and 5'4. Would I punch in a number in the middle of the two? I doubt it would be 325 for me..sweated good and had my HR up there :)... Read more
I'm starting week 4 of my training plan today and my kids were nice enough to give me their cold. I have every excuse in the book to go home, but for once, I'm going to continue a plan past 3 weeks!... Read more
Today is the day I start my training to lose body fat ao I am allowed to join the navy. I weigj 208 with a goal weight of 175. But onlt have to lose 3 percent body fat. Lets see how faat I can do it... Read more
What should you do first... strength training or cardio? Also, can they be done at separate times? IE. Walking the dogs in the morning then going to the gym for strength training at night.... Read more
Endomondo is a free app for Android keeps track of workouts. I use it mainly for walking and bike riding but there are many different categories from indoor biking & treadmill to sports like surfing and tennis. You can join challenges, create a train... Read more
What's HOTIn a previous blog entry, I mentioned some research that showed how keeping your mind active with reading, puzzles, games, and other such activities can help reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, and slow down the general cog... Read more
Easter is synonymous with bright pastel-colored candy eggs, marshmallow chicks and creme-filled chocolates--which aren't exactly the most waistline-friendly treats. But you can still partake in the goodies without derailing your healthy habits. I... Read more
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