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
Hello. I have a 35ish minute kettlebell workout scheduled for today. I was just wondering: I don't want to undereat today.....so can anyone tell me around how many calories I should be getting? I actually am following the Weight Watchers points s... Read more
Would you consider increasing the maximum allowed fitness minutes per day? There are days when two hours of fitness minutes is not sufficient. For an example, I might go for distance rather than speed on a hot summer day. As another example, I... Read more
I usually save my exercise for the evening, but just found out that our evening is packed with some family plans. No big deal, but I feel odd not having done "something" before I go to bed, so I decided to finally try one of the seated workouts at w... Read more
Here is our Fitness Minute Challenge for July, folks.
For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ...
In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out... 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
So last weekend my husband bought me an Iphone as an early b-day gift.... so long to the dumb phone! The other day my 14 yr old looks at my phone and says (in that bored female teenager voice) "mom, you have like, no apps". Which isn't true, by the... 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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