The pool can be a scary place. You have to wear a swimsuit (ack!), get your hair wet and know the rules of the road—er, swim lanes. But don't let that stop you! Water provides an excellent workout, especially for people with joint issues or... 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
If you're new to exercise, overweight, or dealing with pain caused by an injury or a chronic condition like arthritis, your doctor may have recommended that you start a low-impact workout program. But what does "low impact" really mean&... Read more
I recently swam laps for the first time since my childhood swimming lessons. The next day, when my muscles were sore and fatigued, I realized that there was much more to swimming than just splashing around. This gentle-but-challenging form of exercis... Read more
Are you the type of person who hates to exercise? You're not alone! If your motivation (or creativity) is lacking, try some of these workout ideas from SparkPeople members like you. They're simple, accessible and fun—you'll never dr... Read more
Shouldn't it be easy to access Spark merchandise?
I'm giving a presentation at a health fair in Sept and wanted to wear a spark T Shirt for visibility. Doing a search helped locate what I wanted, but it shouldn't be that hard.
Did the link... Read more
I have a 6 inch step stool that I do steps on but I am not sure how to track it. Can anyone tell me the difference between Steps & Step aerobics, or how to correctly log "stepping" without aerobics? I am assuming step aerobics is higher intensity...... Read more
it was 58 minutes . I put that in manually. It did not register it as a workout. And I got no steps for this.
If the tracker enters the same info, it registers steps.
Oh--also the spark page said the battery was still charged. It had red l... Read more
I had two cups of coffee this morning, a cup of water, a diet coke, two more cups of water and. . . realized that I only drank three cups of water. I'm drinking some herbal tea right now, which I hope counts as water. Is it okay for me to drink all e... Read more
Sparkers, Packers, Badgers, Brewers....what do they all have in common? They're FIGHTERS, working their hardest to WIN, as a TEAM! From WI or moving here, we work together as one. ON WISCONSIN!... Read more
Three summers ago, I ventured into the world of water aerobics. This was one class I was certain I could do well in and if not, no one would notice or so I thought. Never having had the grace or the agility to feel comfortable in a step aerobics clas... Read more
One of my favorite activities, aside from running, is water aerobics. Some gyms refer to these classes as Aqua-Exercises, Hydro-Workouts or Aquatic Exercises. If you have never taken a water aerobics class, I highly encourage you to do so. Not only w... Read more
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