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Benefits Of Warming Up Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Benefits Of Warming Up.

Reference Guide to Warming Up

SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness. What is a Warm Up? A warm up is the act of preparing for an athletic event or workout by exercising or practicing for a short time beforehand....  Read more

Declare Your Independence from the Gym

It's an excuse many of us have heard or even said ourselves: I want to get fit, but I can't afford a gym membership. While a health club can be a fantastic place to work out, it's not the only way to get fit. In fact, you can enjoy a vari...  Read more

Small Bits of Fitness Add Up

"Where did the day go?" Is this a common question in your life? Many of us jam-pack so much stuff into our daily routines, seemingly there’s no time to relax for just one minute, let alone exercise. Lack of time is one of t...  Read more

Sneak It In and Tone It Up

If you think that you're too busy to fit in a full workout, think again. Plenty of research shows that small bouts of exercise can add up and provide just as many heart-healthy benefits as longer workouts. You don't even have to be at the gym...  Read more

You Can Progress to a Pull Up

Make your fitness dreams come true once and for all, starting with the classic pull up! Pull ups are one way to showcase ultimate strength and conditioning, and they're no easy feat for the beginner. But both men and women can achieve pull-u...  Read more

Upping the activity
Updated 7/24/2014 9:42:29 PM

Good Morning Anew, This morning was a bit of a wake up call. I have noticed that my body feels less shapely and clothes are tighter in ways i dont find flattering so in an effort to thwart denial I climbed on my scale- and guess what? I am 2 p...  Read more

How to warm up without dragging for the first mile
Updated 6/27/2014 4:54:41 PM

I do not get going until after the first mile during 5k's or training. I can feel my calves tighten. I have a 5k Sunday. How can I losen my legs before a 8 am race start?...  Read more

Video Not Working AND issue w/ Pop-ups "Undertone"
Updated 6/14/2014 4:06:19 PM

This video is NOT WORKING...I re-loaded twice, and the commercial ad runs, but the workout video does not! Also having a BIG problem with pop-ups from Undertone, which literally pops up EVERY SINGLE TIME I go from one SP screen to another...sinc...  Read more

Benefits of Drinking water
Updated 6/10/2014 2:36:50 PM

I was diagnosed with diabetes at age 5. Because of the diabetes, I CRAVED water. That sounds funny to crave water, but unless you know what having a really high blood sugar is, you really won't understand. However, even when my blood sugars were...  Read more

are u more motivated now with the warm weather?
Updated 5/14/2014 9:55:43 AM

now that the weather is changing i feel more motivated to do more things, not to mention there is so much more to do when u can go outside...  Read more

Wall push-ups

Wall push-ups are a good way to get more upper-body exercise when you may not have time for floor push-ups, or maybe you're not so great at floor push-ups. They benefit chest, shoulders, arms/triceps, and core muscles. Step back just a little (safely...  Read more

Get a great workout

Do calisthenics during the commercial breaks when you are watching TV. The idea is to exercise intensely for the length of the break, as one would do in interval training....  Read more

Army Wife

As army wives most of our friends and family are miles away at any given moment. Here we will strive to help each other through the ups and downs of weight loss and the army way of life....  Read more

Pre Race Warm-ups: An Essential Part of Every Runner's Routine

When I started running almost 4 years ago one of the cardinal rules of racing my running coach taught me was, "The shorter the race, the longer the warm-up." It is something that has been ingrained in me all these years and something I still practice...  Read more

To Stretch or Not to Stretch, the Debate Continues

As a runner I have always had a stretching routine, however only after I am done with my runs, but not always. I have never stretched before my runs. I always start my runs with a brisk walk or nice slow jog for 5-10 minutes before I get into the me...  Read more