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 started a fitness class recently. It seems like a good class; it's challenging, but the leaders are very encouraging and are good at modifying the exercises for people beginners, like me.
Today was the 3rd class.I was having an "off day" a... Read more
Ugh I am half way done with my workout.....still walking and it is so hot. Had to wear a thicker tee because dumb dumb, me, forgot a bra. The heat and humidity, plus the tee, plus the no bra makes this difficult lol.... Read more
I break it up into 30 minute sessions. So yesterday, for example, since it was my off day from the gym I did three 30-minute walking sessions. Obviously I don't always have time to do that much, but breaking it up really helps with the boredom factor... Read more
How do you find a workout buddy? I've been trying for years just for the challenging each other part, as well as being there for each other in person too. Every one I know that I've asked are negative or flakes. I work out alone but I'd like ...... 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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