If you live with the daily pain and discomfort of arthritis, you're not the only one. In the United States, an estimated 46 million adults (about 1 in 5) have been diagnosed with arthritis. Hopefully your doctor has given you suggestions about ho... Read more
If you have high blood pressure, the best piece of advice anyone can give you is to listen to your body. How you feel can and should dictate the frequency and intensity of your workouts. While it is possible—and preferable—to lose weight... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
We often hear a lot about aerobic or “cardio” exercise and how it improves fitness, reduces one’s risk of lifestyle diseases, an... Read more
Do you sometimes find yourself skipping the strength training you know you should be doing, just because it’s hard to squeeze it into your hectic schedule? Sure, it’s possible to do a very effective strength training routine at home with... Read more
College life opens new and exciting opportunities for young adults. Leaving the comforts of home for the first time to live with a total stranger in a room the size of a closet; making your own choices about where to go, when to return, what time to... Read more
Hello everyone! I'm Nancy. I've been using SparkPeople for 34 days now and I've lost 19lbs. I feel fantastic. I have led very sedentary lifestyle until now. Because of the changes in my life, I've got a concern that perhaps someone can help me w... Read more
Hi, I just started looking for the exercise demos on sparkpeople.com and came across this one for beginner, but don't quite understand how it works by just reading the instructions... www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercises.asp ?ID=129&from=fitpla... Read more
Because LA F. has a lap pool, my pool workout is a combination of floor aerobics, stretching, walking, hoping, etc. I spend 45 to 60 minutes at it. Also, I do some paddling with a noodle; a dozen or so laps. Any idea about caloric burn calculation?... Read more
I cannot do jumping in cardio because of my living arrangement. I do have 2 of Leslie Sansone's videos(Walk Away the Pounds) but I would like to add more variety.
Cana anyone recommend a good video that doesn't include jumping?... Read more
I am confused. I read an article that raking the lawn doing house work were all included in fitness minutes. I do all of the manual labor at our home and time it. Now I am told they really are of little value and only real aerobic fitness minutes cou... Read more
While we know strength training is important, CARDIO ROCKS! Do you love cardio and aerobic exercise? We are the Cardio Crazies who love all types of cardio activities! Let's Make FIT Happen!... Read more
When we think of strength training activities, many of us think of free weights, weight machines, resistance bands, even medicines balls, but how many of us think of using a simple household item like a bath towel or dish towel to help us build musc... 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
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