Most experts recommend that you engage in up to 90 minutes of physical activity most days of the week, emphasizing that you gradually work your way up to that duration. However, a recent study conducted at Boston Sports Clubs found that participants... Read more
Consistency, so important to the SparkPeople System, is something our society often overlooks. People are so focused on wanting things now that they aren't willing to spend the time consistently doing small things over time. This attitude results... Read more
Setting and achieving goals can be very overwhelming if systems aren’t put in place. A system can take many different forms. It can be a simple post-it reminder or it can be a routine that you follow on a regular basis.
Once you star... Read more
Welcome to SparkPeople's Top 10 Tips for Fitting into Your Bathing Suit! You can read, print or bookmark this article for easy reference.
Tip #1: Eat breakfast every day. Breakfast-eaters tend to consume more nutrients and fewer calories tha... Read more
Can you relate to any of these scenarios?
Alice is feeling overwhelmed because she has a lot of weight to lose. She doesn’t know where to begin, so that frustration has prevented her from even starting an exercise program.
She... Read more
I've been tracking everything for about 10 days. I'm also making some better choices about what I'm eating. I have not lost one single pound. I hoover around 0.2 to 0.6, but that's not even consistent. Very discouraged.... Read more
Not all workouts are created equally. Lifting weights/strength training doesn't burn many calories during a session like HIIT does. If you often do the same workouts and it takes longer to burn your target cals, you're likely getting fitter...... Read more
Instead of using caffeine to keep yourself awake, trying doing a short (maybe 10 minute) workout. Because of my new life schedule, I' m having trouble staying awake to get everything done. Instead of buying a coffee yesterday, I did a 10 minute card... Read more
At SparkPeople, we love 10-minute workouts and often rave about the 10-minute workout DVDs by 10 Minute Solution. But 10-minute workouts plus the fun of the Wii? I'm all ears. The DVD brand 10 Minute Solution recently release their first Wii game (co... Read more
SparkPeople has advocated short bursts of fitness for the past 10 years because we've seen how it can change people's lives and help them reach countless goals. Recent research has been proving our hunch that those 10 minutes of exercise real... Read more
I knew I wouldn't have time to do a lengthy workout today so, after my morning meditation, I logged into the Spark videos and found a yoga video that was perfect for me. Other than contending with a demanding cat who thinks if I am on the floor I sh... Read more
I'm pretty tired from our trip to Disney so just did a 10 minute Pilates/ Yoga routine. I'm ready to be back 100% tomorrow! I plan on doing over 50 minutes of cardio and strength. I also plan on tracking, though I'm worried I won't. I need to make th... Read more
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