Everything you do burns calories—breathing, sleeping, standing, and all of the active pursuits you enjoy. But what does it take to burn just 100 calories? You may be surprised by how little—or how much—activity you have to do to ach... Read more
There are two kinds of people in this world: those who lounge poolside sipping margaritas, and those who jog from the volleyball court to cannonball into the water. Here at SparkPeople, we encourage you to be in the latter group. With sunshine and bl... Read more
Wouldn’t it be great if all the fat-burning secrets you see in magazine ads and TV infomercials actually worked? If sauna suits, cellulite-shrinking creams, herbal wraps, and pills designed to “boost metabolism and melt fat away” di... Read more
Would your friends lie to you? They just might be...
This time of year is all about starting fresh—new goals, solid plans, better habits. You probably have a new exercise routine to help you reach your weight loss and fitness goals.... Read more
No time to get to the gym—or even into your gym shoes? One of the main reasons people don’t exercise is that they think they don’t have enough time. The truth is, you don't need an uninterrupted hour to reap the many benefit... Read more
Today was a bad day for calorie intake. Slowing way down. Need to get my groove up again so I can do what I need to do. Can't wait for this weekend. Walking is doing most of the cal burns. Need to pick me up again. I may fall, but I won't stay down.... Read more
Trying to get activity in but finding that my attempts just aren't enough for some people. Really trying to not let it get to me. I know this is for me, but it's making me feel like it'll ever be enough for anyone. Wish they understood. Sorry to vent... Read more
If I keep myself out of the kitchen and busy with some sort of activity, not only do I not spend time gorging on empty & wasted calories, but I also typically end up doing some sort of physical activity that burns calories too!... Read more
Burning Calories With Everyday ActivitiesWatch TV or mow the lawn? The difference in calories burned is staggering.If the thought of working up a sweat on the treadmill at the gym to burn calories doesn't appeal to you, you'll be happy to know that y... Read more
The old running adage is as follows, “in order to run, one must run”—this is commonly referred to as the Principle of Specificity of Training. In other words, in order for you to become a more efficient runner, you must spend time running. But doing... Read more
Having a job that requires sitting most or all of the day doesn't mean that you can't fit in extra calorie burning activities throughout the day. For me, I work from home and am on the computer a lot of the day, however, I take breaks as ofte... Read more
Yesterday, a magazine article caught my eye. It was about how non-exercise activity can burn extra calories. Non-exercise activities??? Sure caught my attention! According to James A. Levine, M.D., Ph.D., a researcher at the Mayo Clinic, you can... Read more
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