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
Circuit training is a workout routine that combines cardiovascular fitness and resistance training. It was first proposed in the late 1950s as a method to develop general fitness. The initial routines were arranged in a circle, alternating betwee... 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
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
Here is our Fitness Minute Challenge for July, 2015.
Whatever your chosen activity is ... you can track your minutes here.
For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ...
In this challenge, we simply track our fitness... Read more
Hey all! I am stuck in a rut and need some suggestions. I prefer to wake up early and do my morning workout. Which is usually Zumba in my living room. I am already lacking a little energy but If I eat breakfast before I work out, I feel too full to d... Read more
Moving can be a super workout. All the walking back and forth, lifting miscellaneous things. Plus many folks find it's stressful. Don't sweat not getting to the gym! And good luck with your move!... Read more
Editor's Note (Nicole Nichols): So many workout DVDs land on my desk, but since I only have so many hours in the day to work (and work out), I've started enlisting the help of my fellow SparkPeople employees to test them. I asked Teri, a new... 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
I have and have been doing 3 circuits for a 24 minute workout for about 3 weeks now and I noticed that I am actually getting stronger. When I first started, I was able... 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
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