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
I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme... Read more
Would you like to swap your usual workout out for one that's just four minutes long? Of course you would! Well, that's the allure of Tabata training, a type of super high-intensity interval training that is becoming more and more popular.
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More and more kids are gravitating toward weight training. In most cases, strength training is safe and encouraged for kids. However, when done incorrectly, whether too intensely or too early in life, it can lead to permanent damage. Fitness trainer... Read more
If I told you that there was a way to burn more calories, lose more fat, and improve your cardiovascular fitness level while spending less time doing cardio, you’d probably reach for your phone to report me to the consumer fraud hotline, right?... Read more
Tried to exercise today but very sore from the last two days. After 5 min into it, my feet hurts and legs are sore...and for some reason, i feel tired even though it was only 5 min. But i feel bad for not exercising today...what should i do?... Read more
Anyone here ever feel like they didn't exercise enough for the day? I just worked out for almost an hour at the gym doing different types of cardio & getting my heart rate up, but I feel like it wasn't enough. Is it just me?... Read more
Nothing like people coming over to motivate me to clean up the pile of tree clippings I left on the grass 2 weeks ago; filled up the brown bin. I love working out in the yard! Great exercise 😎 and more steps toward my goal.... Read more
What are some exercises I could do with my oldest who is 4 besides squats, crunches, & push ups? Just looking for more ideas. He hasn't been eating veggies or fruits. How to get him to eat them. My youngest loves them but my 4 year old doesn't.... Read more
Most people work sooo hard on cardio to blast of fat in their body, but end up still having those layers of fat hanging everywhere; tummy, but, arms, legs. What's wrong? I found the key to exercise to be slim lies in the difference between aerobic an... Read more
Whether you are a seasoned athlete, a stay-at-home mom, or a true weekend warrior, setting your sights on running a 5K is an achievable and rewarding goal. The second you sign up for a race you become an athlete. And once you start thinking like an a... Read more
Do you ever finish a fast run or a terrific tennis match with a wonderful exercise high just to have it diminished by a headache? Exercise headaches occur, just as the name suggests, during or after strenuous and sustained exercise. Activities such... Read more
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