Everything you do burns calories—breathing, sleeping, standing, and all of the active pursuits you enjoy. But what does it take to burn just 100 calories? You may be surprised by how little—or how much—activity you have to do to ach... Read more
With a plethora of health resources available these days, it can be hard to know where to look for reliable, accurate and useful information. When it comes to raising healthy kids in an increasingly unhealthy world, where do you start? Coach Nicole r... Read more
You’ve tried every reward you can think of to keep yourself motivated. You’ve coaxed yourself with new clothes, rewarded yourself with nights out or days off, even promised yourself a new CD if you would (please, please, please) just... Read more
Wouldn’t it be great to be inside the mind of a health and fitness expert, even just for a little while? Now you can! Below, your favorite SparkPeople experts share the secrets of their healthy lifestyles. Just like you, they have to deal with... Read more
Have you thought about how great it would be to include your family in your pursuit to exercise more regularly? Family exercise will improve the health of your loved ones, make exercise more fun, and at the same time develop stronger connections betw... Read more
My best friend and I went on an hour walk yesterday at a nearby park, and it really has us fired up and wanting to continue with this momentum. However, it's currently POURING outside, and these thunderstorms are supposed to continue all night. An ou... Read more
I received a set of kettlebells as a wedding gift a few years back and haven't really used them since then, but in the spirit of getting in shape and keeping my budget in shape too, I want to make use of what I have. The DVD that came with them has d... Read more
If my primary goal is lose my body fat percentage, should I consume food after my workout? How long should I wait? I usually do at least an hour of intense cardio along with some strength training.... Read more
Hello, haven't posted on here in a while but feels good to be back.
Little background: male, 24, about 141 pounds and 5'7. I eat very clean about 90-95% of the time, my staples are plain greek yogurt, grilled chicken, natural peanut butter, hum... Read more
I just broke my ankle from volleyball on Monday (someone landed on my foot)....Now, i'm out from playing any volleyball for a few months (I was in 3 leagues) and from working-out..But I am still diligent with what I eat and I am still using my food j... Read more
Make sure you ENJOY your exercise of choice. If you like to dance, then dance. If you enjoy playing volleyball, then play volleyball. Whatever it is that you chose, just have fun with it. After all this is something you'll do for the rest of your... Read more
In a recent interview for Women's Health magazine, Alanis Morissete talks not only about her emotional song-writing, but also her fitness routine. (Who knew that she's finished a few triathlons? Go her!) One of the tips she shares is great advice for... Read more
As you're reading this, I am lamenting my last day of vacation (woe is me, I know). But as I'm writing this (in advance of vacation), I am greatly looking forward to a week at the beach.Now, being a person who incorporates fitness into my eve... Read more
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