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
I've lost a lot of weight already and can't seem to find it in me to stick to these hour long workouts 6-7 days a week anymore. Since I lost weight I am much more confident and therefore out and about doing things with friends more. I know I still ne... Read more
it was 58 minutes . I put that in manually. It did not register it as a workout. And I got no steps for this.
If the tracker enters the same info, it registers steps.
Oh--also the spark page said the battery was still charged. It had red l... Read more
I've noticed this summer that when I record a large number of minutes (like 240 yesterday for kayaking) they don't show up on my weekly/monthly minutes. I tried dividing it into 4 entries of 60 minutes: no change. Is this only updated at weekly int... Read more
I work during the week (I'm in at 7AM and leave at 4PM). The best time that I can squeeze in a workout is typically in the afternoon, at around 6PM. That's when the group classes, that I'm interested in, are offered at my gym. I typically do zumba... 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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