"Exercise improves your health." You hear it all the time, but what does that really mean? How much of a difference can exercise make in your life, and how much do you really need to do? You’ll be happy to know that you don’t ne... Read more
There’s no doubt that getting older changes your body and appearance, but it also affects your ability to exercise. Your maximum heart rate declines with age, which means your heart and lungs can’t pump as much oxygen and blood to your mu... Read more
Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart!
The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every... Read more
A new study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington has found that regular yoga practice may help normal-weight people prevent middle-age spread and may promote weight loss among those who are overweight.
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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
I understand that sparkpoints for fitness minutes are capped at 24 points or 2 hours...but I should still get credit for my minutes that I still did.
Today I ran 2 hours and 23 minutes but my tracker only counts 120 of those minutes towards my m... Read more
most days I don't have time for a 30 - 45 minute workout, but I can schedule in 3 10 minute walks every day. I walk our german shepherd 3 times a day and once I noticed how long the walks are and adding them together gives me 30 minutes every day. Wh... Read more
Chances are, you've worked out with Denise Austin before. After all, her "Getting Fit" TV program ran for a decade on ESPN and "America's favorite fitness expert" has sold more than 20 million exercise videos/DVDs during the span of her 25-year caree... Read more
When's the best time of day to exercise? First thing in the morning of course! Morning exercisers tend to stick with their workouts because nothing else (besides sleep) has a chance to get in the way. So I designed this progressive four-week walk... Read more
Well today I did a 45 minute workout! I started with the usual, the elliptical for 30 minutes where I burned 460 calories as usual. Then I finished on the bike for 15 minutes and read my book. My energy level wasn't up to par today but I still pus... Read more
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