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What Is Lactic Acid Resources

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Reference Guide to Anaerobic Exercise

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

Bouncing Back into Shape after Baby

Now that your baby has finally arrived, your life will never be the same. Your body has gone through some major changes, too—and will continue to do so in the coming months. When you're feeling ready (and after your doctor gives you cl...  Read more

Strength Training Guidelines for Children & Teens

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

Reference Guide to Cooling Down

SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness. What is a Cool Down? A cool down is the act of gradually lowering body temperature, heart rate, and breathing rate following exercise. The...  Read more

Wake Up to the Importance of Exercise

You stayed up late last night to finish a project, woke up groggy only to realize that you’d slept through the alarm clock, skipped breakfast, then almost fell asleep in the middle of an important morning meeting. It’s now mid-afternoon a...  Read more

I am beyond thrilled!
Updated 8/24/2014 11:15:14 AM

I have been taking long walks for cardio both in the mornings and evenings. I am also easing into a Pilates routine. I have noticed my lower belly pooch actually getting smaller! I will keep at it with the walking and Pilates! Here's to 6 p...  Read more

I am back
Updated 8/26/2014 4:11:41 PM

It has been almost one year since I damaged my old computer, so that is why I have not been online much. I now have a new iPad so I hope to be on more. It feels good to be back. I am struggling to lose last 20pounds and I need all the help I can get....  Read more

Am I doing enough exercise?
Updated 8/24/2014 7:22:59 PM

So right now I'm trying to lose stomach fat! I do 30 minutes of cardio in the morning and around an hour of weight training in the evening!...  Read more

Here I am again.....starting fresh
Updated 8/17/2014 11:53:16 PM

My name is Bonnie, gained alot of weight and need to act on this right now. I need any and all the help I can get to get me to stay motivated. When you weigh as much as I do at 5'1", help is definitely needed. I will give you the support that I am...  Read more

I REALLY NEED TO DO THIS BUT AM SCARED
Updated 8/17/2014 1:44:47 PM

Hello - I am a 'slightly older' lady who has let herself go due to ill health and need some support please!!!! I am also willing to give support to anyone else who needs it. This is my first visit to any site like this and really don't know what to...  Read more

Today's Pain Patch article

Today's article on the front page is about pain patches for relief of muscle pain. I have found a great method to relieve or stop sore muscles before it happens. It's called contrast therapy.You get in the shower, put the water on as cold as you can...  Read more

Lactic Acid after exercise? Drink V8 fusion right after.

I drink a V8 Fusion right after I workout. When I forget to bring it with me to the gym, I always have sore muscles from the lactic acid. When I drink the Fusion, no sore muscles....  Read more

3 Things I Am Thankful for Today

Take time each day and list 3 things you are thankful/grateful for....  Read more

You Asked: ''Should I Work Out Today If I'm Still Sore from Yesterday's Workout?''

It's common for beginners to experience muscle soreness that lasts for a week or two, just as seasoned exercisers will be sore after a tough workout. Yes, you should keep working out even though you are sore, but there is more to it than that.&nb...  Read more

Keep That Youthful Glow during Menopause and Beyond

Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com. She writes a monthly series on menopause health and fitness. One of the most visible changes you may notice during the menopausal perio...  Read more

Respect the lactic acid

For a few months now I've been walking over a mile day, skating 2-3 times a week, and swimming for an hour every other Thursday - all without any problems. Two sets of lunges on Sunday night and my legs are on fire for 3 days!...  Read more

Intervals Train your Muscles to Use Lactic Acid as Fuel

Gabe Mirkin, M.D. You exercise so intensely that your muscles burn and you gasp for breath. Then you slow down for a minute or two, catch your breath, and then go very fast again. This training technique has been used in all enduran...  Read more