It’s an age-old question, with no right answers. If you have to do both in the same day, does it matter whether you do strength training or cardio first? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice their opinions on this hot topic.
Dean Ande... Read more
Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart!
The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every... 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
We all like to get more done in less time, right? We shop from our computers to forgo waiting in lines at department stores and microwave our foods to cut down on cooking time. Some of us even take multitasking to new levels by checking our email whi... Read more
Many people think of exercise as a chore—something they have to do to reach a goal, like lose weight, tone up, or be a better athlete. But fitness is more than just a means to an end. It's a healthy behavior that should be a permanent part... Read more
Hurt my back. 😕 I may have to skip out on exercise this week. I'm not depressed about it, I'm taking it in stride. Sometimes you gotta listen to the body. I guess I get to focus solely on diet. I'm good with that. #staypositive... Read more
I'm losing weight eating chia seed pudding, chili, & salads. I switch it up too, like a chicken chili verde & lime chia pudding w/ oranges, or chili mole & chai chia pudding w/ mango. Curry works too! no counting or measuring. #motivation #food... Read more
Hi i'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this but i was just wondering how do i get my body out of a catabolic state without gaining too much weight.
for the last 4 weeks my diet has consisted of a protein bar and an average sized dinner.... Read more
I've discovered circuit training, not in a class, just in the weights room of my gym. I complete one set of ab exercises, one set of each weight exercise, followed by 5-10 minutes cardio and repeat the circuit as many times I can mange in the time I... Read more
Is your fitness routine feeling a little "blah"? Are you looking for a customized full-body workout that incorporates both cardio and strength training in 20 minutes tops? Look no further than Escape Your Shape: 21-Day Body Makeover. This e... Read more
Like many women, I love me some cardio. I like to get sweaty when I work out and feel like I really accomplished something, and almost nothing makes me feel that way like a tough Spinning class or long run can.But as a trainer (and self-proclaimed ca... Read more
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