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.
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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
I've been on Sparks (on and off) and need to lose 50-70 lbs and I NEED A WEIGHT LOSS BUDDY OR TWO!!! Would love to "partner" up with you (and others?). I need people that will help keep me accountable.
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Today is day 2 of jillian Michaels body revolution. I am considering starting Cw5K program too. I'm 8 weeks post partum and still have about 20 lbs to lose. It's hard to get in 30 min workout with a baby it's going to be even harder doing a full hour... Read more
Newbie to exercise. I understand it's important to have both cardio, and muscle work outs. However, as I'm making my exercise plan I'm wondering if I should actually have a cardio day. I'm a subway employee. My tracker (pacer) is record... Read more
So ashamed of myself. I exercised, then found toffee covered peanuts in the pantry. Just planned on having a few, ended up eating 350 calories of them. Then I felt sick the rest of the day. I was reading a book while doing it.... 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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