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
Sadly, you cannot target where fat / weight loss comes from. But you might want to check out this article for tips to a flat, toned tummy:
I hope this helps!... Read more
Oh I just discovered that you can add exercises that are not in the list, however, it does not calculate the calories burnt. Just type in the name and the 'add' button will pop up. Don't know how I missed it yesterday.... 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
Exercise: Lose Weight, Keep It OffFor the vast majority of people, there are two ways to lose weight: eat less and exercise more. And a combination of the two usually leads to the best result. But what about after those excess pounds have been shed?... Read more
A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog and subsequently led a special SparkPeople LIVE! meeting on the topic of designing your perfect workout plan.The information I shared (how intensely and frequently you should do cardio and strength training throughout... 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
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