Fitness has come full circle. For years, trainers have been hailing the benefits of HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training), which keeps your body guessing by switching between short, maximum-intensity bursts and lower-intensity recovery periods. But... Read more
Each of us has a favorite body part – or we should. Do you have an area you think is worth accentuating? If you do, good for you. As you get closer to your fitness/health/weight loss goals, you will likely want to show off more of your body, hi... Read more
By now, you're probably no stranger to the notion of step counting and wearable activity trackers. If it seems as though everyone you know is wearing one version or another, that could be the case, In fact, one in five U.S. adults wears a fi... Read more
Cooking for better nutrition and weight management doesn't have to mean hours in the kitchen or complicated culinary techniques. These meals and snacks, part of our 30-Day "Fit Food" Challenge, are quick, easy, and full of flavor!... Read more
SparkTrophies are motivational tools designed to reward you for activities you perform at SparkPeople.com, from earning SparkPoints to losing weight. The trophies will be displayed on your SparkPage in two places:
On the main page of your... Read more
Hardest part about exercising is taking it up a notch. This week I have focused on cardio: elliptical and walking. But I need to kick it up for next week. Ideas? Nothing too dramatic, just enough to get my heartbeat a little past my norm now: 155... Read more
I haven't been able to exercise for two days now due to a sore back. I took two Advil PM last night to help me sleep. When I weighed this morning I had lost two pound, probably because I wasn't up all night snacking.... Read more
#motivation. I have been to relaxed about what I'm eating and my exercise. Started off with a bang and now it's just overwhelming. Been helping my friend move out of her place every night and been feeling really run down over the last few days. Help!... Read more
Start a daily "to do" list and make sure you are in the top three spots. The sooner you start out this way, the easier it will become to start putting yourself first, without feeling guilty. Make exercise a top priority, as well as preparing your h... Read more
Sleeveless dresses, tank tops, a defined bicep, hauling the week's groceries inside with just one trip--there are a lot of great reasons to work to have strong arms. Working some weights and upper body exercises in to your routine reaps a world o... Read more
The recent pop culture obsession with the derriere aside, there are a huge range of reasons for making glutes gains. Not only will you be able to jump higher, stand taller and run faster, but you'll also experience fewer lower-body aches and pain... Read more
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