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Air Force Fitness Test Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Air Force Fitness Test.

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An Exercise in Proper Breathing

Proper breathing is an underestimated, but critical building block of good health. Slow, deep breathing gets rid of carbon dioxide waste and takes plenty of clean, fresh oxygen to your brain and muscles. More blood cells get the new, oxygen-rich air...  Read more

Healthy Living Videos from Everwell

Thanks to a special partnership, SparkPeople is featuring these healthy living videos from Everwell.com. Learn more about your healthy lifestyle by viewing the videos below!   brightcove.createExperiences();Nutrition Videos ...  Read more

Reference Guide to Body Composition

Body weight alone is not a clear indicator of health or fitness because it does not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many are muscle. But body composition helps describe the amount (and distribution) of fat and lean muscle tissue in the bo...  Read more

Reference Guide to Stretching

SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness. Stretching comes naturally to all of us. You might notice that if you have been sitting in a particular position for a long time, you stretch unco...  Read more

The Pros and Cons of Barefoot Running

Although barefoot running has been practiced in some parts of the world for hundreds of years, the concept has only recently gained popularity as an alternative to traditional running shoes in the Western world.  The book "Born to Run,"...  Read more

October (2014) Fitness Minutes Challenge
Updated 9/30/2014 4:07:46 PM

Here is our Fitness Minute Challenge for October (2014), folks. 56 For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ... In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to...  Read more

Calorie Limit and Fitness Questions
Updated 9/30/2014 10:09:55 AM

Good morning, everyone. Out of curiosity, when I hear/see people speaking of "going over" on their calorie limit, does that mean they have simply gone over the lower limit or does that mean that they have gone over the upper limit? This is mores...  Read more

I want to get back to fitness but don't know what
Updated 9/29/2014 11:16:15 PM

I want to get back to fitness but don't know what to do. I'm in a semi most of the days and some of the places we stop for the night are really sketchy. I am hoping this site can help....  Read more

Hi,I am new to this site. Loves all the fitness vi
Updated 9/28/2014 10:20:53 PM

Hi,I am new to this site. Loves all the fitness videos, how can I "save to favorites" on the videos I'll like so that I can easily access them vs searching every time that I login? Thanks....  Read more

Does anyone have a fitness tracker? Im wondering i
Updated 9/29/2014 8:14:33 AM

Does anyone have a fitness tracker? Im wondering if they are worth buying, they are expensive but when I do my weight training idk how to track my calories burned....  Read more

Take The President's Challenge

The President's Challenge (www.presidentschallenge.org) is another set of challenges available for FREE. Begun in the 1960s, it has been available for years. (Presidential Fitness Award, Physical Fitness Test, Presidential Active Lifestyle Award - PA...  Read more

Diabtetic's Please Stay Inside During A Heat Wave

Heat makes your blood sugar more difficult to control. You should test your blood sugar often and drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Heat can also affect medications, glucose meter, and test strips so dont leave them in the car or in the hea...  Read more

SparkGuy's 10 Minute Fitness Club

Group for anyone to build a consistent fitness habit by doing at least 10 minutes of fitness most days per week. See the message board in the SP Challenges forum by the same name....  Read more

In the News: Canada Rules Obese Passengers Don't Have to Pay for 2 Seats

Canada's Supreme Court has ruled that disabled and obese passengers who require two seats--either because of their girth or because they travel with a wheelchair or a companion--cannot be forced to pay a double fare. According to the Associated Press...  Read more

Attention! Military Meals Get a Makeover

First, it was the launch of the Let's Move Campaign to encourage change toward healthier eating and fitness habits. Then there were updated school lunch guidelines to match-up what is served in public schools with the MyPlate healthy eating guide...  Read more

Air Force Fitness Test, Irrigation, David's Dr's appt

Today was busy day #1 for this weekend. Tomorrow will be busy day #2. But here's the busy day #1 report. I woke up at a perfectly pleasant 6:50 am (my alarm was set for 7:15, but I woke up earlier than that out of habit). So I read in bed unt...  Read more

I'm going to fail my Air Force fitness test

I am so frustrated right now. I've always been a slow runner. For my Air Force fitness test, I would run 1.5 miles in about 17:30. Yes, I realize this is ridiculously slow, but no matter what I did, I was never able to get faster. This was fine b...  Read more