Jazzercise, created by Judi Sheppard Missett, is the world's leading dance-fitness program. Since 1969, millions of people of all ages and fitness levels have reaped the benefits of this comprehensive program, designed to enhance cardiovascular e... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
What is Aerobic Exercise?
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) defines aerobic exercise as "any activity that uses large muscle... Read more
When you think about “fitness classes,” what images come to mind? Do you picture skinny people (leg warmers included) jumping around and kicking their legs to loud music? Although that might have been the case 10 or 20 years ago, the late... Read more
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
If you’re looking for a new way to jazz up your fitness routine, why not try dancing? With the popularity of TV dance shows these days, there’s never been a better time to put on your dancing shoes. Why should celebrities have all the fun... Read more
I exercise at night .
I know everyone says it's better in the morning..but who the heck has time in the morning? I can't get to bed until 12 because my husband doesn't get off work until 11 or later and I have to be up by 5:30. One car family.... Read more
Doess anyone have any ideas for exercises for someone with severely arthritic knees and asthmatic. I live in Michigan so the weather does not allow me to go out for walks etc for half of the year.
I am not doing any exercises now but want to st... Read more
Exercise with kids?
I have a 3 year old and 8 month old. I need to exercise and can't find time. She's up around 5am and he goes to sleep late. I can't get their sleep schedules synced. Any ideas on getting something in while they're awake?... Read more
I take classes 6 days per week (Zumba, Body Pump and other aerobic classes). I enjoy the friendships that I have made in the classes, and hate to miss a class. It's great motivation for getting out to the gym.We're called the Zumba Ladies, and we a... Read more
Yoga has seen a steady rise in popularity over the past few years. According to a 2008 report released by Yoga Journal, 15.8 million American adults were practicing yoga. In 2010, that number grew to 21.9 million. The majority repor... Read more
Have you heard the one about the Indian yogi who teaches laughing yoga?At first glance, this "fake" laughing seems more weird than funny, but it's apparently no joke. More than a few serious scientists have been looking into the physical effects of l... Read more
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