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
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
Every movement we make—from walking to driving—involves our muscles. Muscles are unique. They have the ability to relax, contract, and... Read more
There's little I love more than a good run or high-energy kickboxing class where you leave completely covered and dripping with sweat. There's something about being drenched that signals—to me—that I've had a really good worko... Read more
As each month drew to a close, Ellen’s stress levels skyrocketed as her bank account plummeted. "I lived in financial chaos," she admits. Even though the 27-year-old marketer brought home a decent income, "there always seemed t... Read more
The back of every commercially bought seed packet provides a basic how-do guide for growing that particular plant. Compiled with information on lighting, sowing depth and more, this article will help you decode what all of those gardening terms mean.... Read more
K, so most days I get to spin the way and I get trophies galore....for me I suppose, lol. However, what do the points mean or add up to? In weight watchers you can earn extra food points for exercise....is that what the spark points mean? Thank y... Read more
I am interested in including some strength training into my fitness regimen and continually find references to toning up, getting toned, toned vs bulky. I don't actually even know what toned means.
My best guess is that toning is whe... Read more
the context in which I write is this; a female FaceBook friend of mine keeps lamenting that she can't find a man that likes strong women like her. I kinda understand what SHE means because her personality is loud, funny, straight to the point, brutal... Read more
Does anyone no what CA means on a heart rate monitor watch? It doesnt say with instructions & Im new to use it,its called a pulse rate monitor watch calorie counter sports excerise CY! not sure of model? Thanks!!!... Read more
It can be hard to stay on track while eating out, because it seems like you either have to order something you don't really want, or you just can't stay within a reasonable calorie range. What has worked for me is determining the one thing I really... Read more
To build a habit takes 21 to 35 days. Getting into the habit of sitting in front of the TV when nothing is on was easy. Getting out of it requires action, even if that means that I pull out my sock drawer and organize it instead of just sitting.... Read more
As a fan of both Pilates and dance workouts, I have been dying to try one of the latest fitness trends: barre workouts. Many celebs (including Kelly Ripa) are reported fans of these toning workouts that combine ballet, Pilates, calisthenics and yoga... Read more
(Disclaimer: As I write this, it's 4:55 p.m. and I need a blog post for tomorrow. While I guarantee this post will entertain and delight you, don't expect anything too deep.)
When you think of aerobics, what comes to mind? Tights, thong leotards... Read more
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