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
Most experts have an opinion on this sequence—the best order for burning fat, building muscle, or overall effectiveness. But, if you want more energy, researchers at the University of Rhode Island found that 20 minutes of cardio followed by bas... 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
Hello all my name is Amanda I am 26 years old and I've been over weight pretty much my whole life. When I graduation high school in 2005 I was over 300lbs I wanted to make a change and I did. I started working out 2 a day 7 days a week and the weight... Read more
I have fallen out of love with exercising. Yet...I used to LOVE it. Now I want that LOVE back.
I want to cultivate my love for fitness.
If you believe you can make love grow,
you can make your love for yourself grow,
and that involves nurt... Read more
Hi, I have been working 6/7 hour shifts and coming home then exercising and I was just wondering if you could put work as exercise. It may be a silly question but to me its just work. I work at McDonalds ( I stopped ordering there food) and I move ar... Read more
I'm new to this site, and really want to start exercising. I'm not doing it to lose weight, just to become healthier. I've already started trying to do a bit of stretching every night. However, I have no idea where to start anything else. I don't ha... 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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