Secrets of Success

Exercise Secrets

Share the exercise tips and workout ideas that have worked for you.

83

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Music to sweat by

Include some faster songs on your playlist and power through them when they play. You'll do interval training naturally and burn more calories!

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

28

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Have fun

I usually dont like exercising but shooting hoops with my boyfriend and playing pass back with a soccer ball was FUN and it didnt even feel like exercise :)

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

118

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Do it now

Instead of trying to get everything done and fitting your exercise in when you can, get your exercise done and do everything else later. So many things can get in the way, (and for those of us who don't just LOVE to work out, so many excuses) it really helps to just do it before that happens.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

28

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Muscle cramps

If you are experiencing muscle cramps after exercising, three things might help. One, stretch really well after exercising. Two, drink even more water. Three, take some calcium/magnesium supplements.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

41

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Vary your routine

I have three cardio exercises that I like to do - walking, swimming, and biking. They all use different core muscles, so I can 'cycle' through them, and not over stress a single core muscle group, which allows for faster recovery.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

37

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Didn't want ti go until....

I did not feel like going to the gym today to work out until I stopped and thought and decided to- Be Thankful that I have a car to get to the gym-that I am able to afford my GYM membership-That I am healthy enough to work out!- and that I now have the knowledge and skills to CHANGE MY LIFE!

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

52

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Take Advantange of Exercise Opportunities

I try never to sit in front of the TV unless I'm DOING something - stepper, stationary bike, crunches or whatever. It all adds up!

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

27

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Fit Breaks

Trying to get in up to 60 minutes per day of activity can be daunting as busy as our lives are but I find that even 10 minutes of activity at a time counts toward my goals. There has actually been some research done that showed three ten minute sessions of cardio are as beneficial as thirty minutes.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

26

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Chewing gum

Depending on the humidity, chewing gum keep ypur mouth from drying out while exercising.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

26

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

No Props Needed

An exercise to do when you don't have any equipment. Great all over workout!

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment
Submit a Secret


See Another Category: Go

Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click the "Report Inappropriate Secret" on the secret's page and our staff will review it.