If you’ve never tried a stair stepping machine (StairMaster, stair climber, etc.), you’re missing out on a fantastic cardio exercise that strengthens your legs and lungs at the same time. A stair stepper is a moderate-intensity option tha... 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
Are you bored with your cardio workout? Do you yawn when thinking of getting on the stationary bike again? Are you already dreading the stair stepper workout that you have scheduled for tomorrow morning? If you answered "yes" to any of thes... Read more
Have you thought about how great it would be to include your family in your pursuit to exercise more regularly? Family exercise will improve the health of your loved ones, make exercise more fun, and at the same time develop stronger connections betw... 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
I live in a one level home, but when I visit my daughter or best friend they each have a double stair way which I go up and down at least 20 times a day most days more. When I visit them I stay 3-4 weeks at a time, How can I track this on my fitness... Read more
I live in a one floor home so never have to go up stairs.However when I visit my daughter or best friend they have 2 flights of stairs. When I visit them I usually stay between 3-4 weeks. Can I somehow count those stairs in my fitness tracker? I go u... Read more
I just recently moved to VA Beach. I started walking at Mount Trashmore. How would I calculate calories burned for climbing the stairs. There is about 60 to 70 steps to each of the three stairs.... 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
When I think about skipping my gym workout on the way home from work (thinking "I'm too tired"), I convince myself to go anyway by telling myself I will just "read my kindle" or watch the news at the gym, and workout on the treadmill or stair stepper... 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
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
By Beth Donovan (~INDYGIRL)
I honestly have very little will power and I’ll be the first to admit it. So, how did I lose 150 pounds and counting? How did I make it through a whole year of a plateau after losing 100 pounds? How do I get... Read more
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