According to Webster's Dictionary, the word “old” is defined as “having been in use for a long time,” “worn, dilapidated, ancient, or decayed by time.” After an experience as a volunteer at the 1995 St. Louis S... Read more
Weight training is a critical component to the success of an athlete.
By becoming stronger and increasing muscular endurance, an athlete is able to perform more efficiently and is better able to avoid injury. Furthermore, there are a numbe... Read more
Playing, friends, and homework are among the top things a kid thinks about during a day. But increasingly, one's body shape, size and appearance are competing thoughts. According to Kathy Kater, author of the book Real Kids Come in All Sizes (200... Read more
A recent study conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) investigated the link between physical activity in children and academic performance in school. Initially, researchers predicted that kids who took physical education (PE) dur... Read more
So there I was, cruising along on the exercise bike (as I often am) and thinking (as I often do). I was thinking about the positive, sometimes amazing changes I’ve made in my life thanks to fitness.
I was just about to congratulate myself... Read more
Workout vs. Sleep. Workout wins. I refuse to let today do by without a workout. I'm pulling out a Denise Austin DVD and doing some legs and arms before the stroke of midnight. Goodnight Sparkpeople!... Read more
I've been using workout videos to exercise for at least 20 years (I'm 32). But over the last couple of years, I've had a child, lost the weight, developed health issues, & gained most of the weight back. That being said, I haven't worked out much at... Read more
After a workout: 2500-2700. I never reach even 2500 but I do hit 1600-2100. I think the range is high b/c Fitbit, daily activity calories being counted. Daily activity is accounted for on Spark in my BMR which is higher than the Fitbit app BMR.... Read more
Being over 300lbs makes it a little hard to keep up with a man like Billy Blanks or even walking in place with Leslie Sansone. My question is should I workout at my own pace when doing the dvds or should I try and keep up with them.... Read more
If you have a bad day or week or even month -- keep in mind that even professional baseball players sometimes hit a slump, sometimes strike out. They shrug it off. They learn what they maybe need to focus on in practice tomorrow. They hang in ther... Read more
By now you’ve been working on your New Year’s resolutions for roughly four weeks. Have you stepped on the scale this week only to be discouraged, frustrated, angry, sad, or some other combination of negative emotions? You&rsqu... Read more
This is a sponsored post from Together Counts, a group we're thrilled to have as a partner! As part of our collaboration, they set me up with WNBA star Marie Ferdinand-Harris, now with the Phoenix Mercury. Marie is such an inspiration! Raised in a si... Read more
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