SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
We often hear a lot about aerobic or “cardio” exercise and how it improves fitness, reduces one’s risk of lifestyle diseases, an... Read more
I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme... Read more
Would you like to swap your usual workout out for one that's just four minutes long? Of course you would! Well, that's the allure of Tabata training, a type of super high-intensity interval training that is becoming more and more popular.
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If I told you that there was a way to burn more calories, lose more fat, and improve your cardiovascular fitness level while spending less time doing cardio, you’d probably reach for your phone to report me to the consumer fraud hotline, right?... Read more
More and more kids are gravitating toward weight training. In most cases, strength training is safe and encouraged for kids. However, when done incorrectly, whether too intensely or too early in life, it can lead to permanent damage. Fitness trainer... Read more
I am tired this morning but I only hit the snooze once! Plan for the day is to click of another day on my thirty day challenge. Hit a yoga class and the take the girls to the zoo or children's museum depending on the weather. Have a great day spark!... Read more
I want to exercise but i don't simply have the time... at least that's what it feels like. Between being a teacher and a mom to a toddler, I'm beyond exhausted. I'm hoping to get an elliptical for home so I will then have no excuse.... Read more
Hi! I am also in nursing school with a small child as well. I would love an accountability buddy as I am trying to lose 40 pounds before graduation- I want to feel good starting off my career and in those graduation pictures :)... Read more
Most people work sooo hard on cardio to blast of fat in their body, but end up still having those layers of fat hanging everywhere; tummy, but, arms, legs. What's wrong? I found the key to exercise to be slim lies in the difference between aerobic an... Read more
Do you ever finish a fast run or a terrific tennis match with a wonderful exercise high just to have it diminished by a headache? Exercise headaches occur, just as the name suggests, during or after strenuous and sustained exercise. Activities such... Read more
Whether you are a seasoned athlete, a stay-at-home mom, or a true weekend warrior, setting your sights on running a 5K is an achievable and rewarding goal. The second you sign up for a race you become an athlete. And once you start thinking like an a... Read more
After hitting the snooze button a few times this morning, I was up in my workout clothes and out the door. Although a bit tired, I was fired up about this morning's run, ready to get it done and mark it off my exercise schedule.
I am on W1D2... Read more
A physical workout regimen is a necessary part of any weight loss plan. The results create greater confidence that build momentum toward your weight loss goals. However, most people lose the potential benefit of a workout regimen by participating in... Read more
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