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
If exercisers picked a mascot, what do you think it would be? A jump rope? A punching bag? A man with a giant baseball as a head? If I had to guess, it would be an athletic shoe. A good pair of shoes can be an inspiration and reminder to get moving,... 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
I am 62 years old, 5 feet tall. This is my second time to try Sparks the first I wasn't to into it. I have been on for 2 weeks , I started at 303.4 and I weighed at the Doctor yesterday I am 297.4. I am below 300. Next goal to be below 290. Smal... Read more
I have had a nasty chest cold for almost a week now and have not been able to work out/go running like I usually do. I have a 10K in a week that I would still like to participate in but I feel like I need to do some kind of cardiovascular exercise to... Read more
I joined spark many years ago and it seemed to be working for a little while. I then hit a weight and couldnt seem to get past it.
I really want this to work for me so if anyone can offer some ideas on how to pas that platue let me know.
Thanks... Read more
In my lunch today:
- 1 cup chopped fresh broccoli (2 servings)
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms (2 servings)
- 1/2 large orange bell pepper, chopped (1 serving)
- 1/4 cup chopped scallions (1/2 serving)
- 1 cup quartered strawberries (2 servings... Read more
I have just recently started eating healthy and being active again. I am 227 5'6 and right now I have a small goal for 60 pounds. I am eating around 1000 calories a day. breakfast lunch and dinner with 2 snacks in between. Lots of fruits, chicken an... 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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