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've noticed not just here but on other boards as well that if you say you eat grains, you get looked at like you've got two heads. And it sometimes makes me wonder if I'm the last person alive still eating breads and cereals and corn and even starch... Read more
A couple of weeks ago I started incorporating pushups and crunches into my routine so I can get toned as I lose weight. When I started I could barely even do 3 pushups. I just did 23 and feel I can do at least another 2 sets of 8. Same with the crunc... Read more
My workout routines are not consistent as much as I would like and vary in intensity because I am always trying to fit them in. I have tried scheduling them at a certin time in the day or evening but that does not always work. The only thing I have... Read more
Hi, my name is Kathryn. I feel blessed to have found this site, and very excited to get started. I am 58, and really not happy with myself right now. I am stuck.......and want to be the way I used to be, motivated and happy with my life. So here I go... Read more
I got on my bike peddled about 30 seconds and it stopped, it won't peddled any more, well at least not forward, it will go back wards...any idea what might be wrong..it is nearly 8 years old and I have rode it a lot.....it is a pro form from Sears...... 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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