Spending a good 60 minutes on the treadmill is a surefire way to make you feel accomplished. After completing the machine's fat-burning workout, you feel great and quite proud of yourself as you stare at the number flashing on the screen: 752 cal... Read more
Should I use the Cardio Tracker or my machine to figure out how many calories my exercise burned?
SparkPeople’s database estimates the number of calories you burn during exercise, based on generally-accepted rates of calories burned for va... 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
Imagine you’re driving on a country road. You’re enjoying the ride and noticing the cars that you pass along the way, excited to get to your destination. Suddenly you see those familiar red and blue lights flashing in your rearview mirror... Read more
Hello SparkPeople Members! I'm back with another State of the Spark Address. This time, I’m writing to tell you about a major milestone we all have all achieved together. To date, SparkPeople members have tracked and burned over 2 billion cal... Read more
My husband surprised me with a weekend trip to Philly and- despite my good intentions- all good eating habits went right out the window. Too much food, too many calories and a very large serving of chicken and waffles (extra syrup) have me feeling t... Read more
For the past 3 days, I've been pulling, pushing, cutting and hauling trees and tree limbs downed by an ice-storm. And I expect I will be doing so for the next 3 - 6 weeks. Consequently, I'm not "working out" in the traditional sense, but have numer... Read more
Looking at a Ice Cream Food Label, it says a serving is "1/2 a cup (67G)". Everything I see about measurements states that 1 Cup is 8oz and an oz is 28g. So is this serving 1/2 cup? (4oz or 112g) or 67g?
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Do you ever wonder how accurate the numbers you get from exercise machines or on-line trackers are when it comes to calories burned during exercise?You probably should, because chances are they aren’t very accurate--especially for some of the newer f... Read more
A heart rate monitor (HRM) is capable of estimating calorie burn pretty accurately—but only for aerobic (cardio) exercise, not for strength training. Here's why:A HRM won't give you an accurate idea of how many calories you bu... Read more
There is a big difference between the two.
On Saturday I go to our apartment gym. They have a brand new PreCore treadmill which allows me to program in my age, weight, speed and time. It's a pretty impressive machine, and at the end of my run it g... Read more
So... I had another great elliptical workout today - 65 minutes averaging 12 resistance, 155 HR and a total of 750+ calories burned over 7 miles (including 2 hills). I felt SO GOOD after the workout I think I probably could have gone for another hou... Read more
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