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
I don't eat fast food. I don't drink soda. I love fruits and veggies. I sautee in olive oil spray. When I eat sweets I make sure they fit into my diet. I take two exercise classes each week, and do a fair amount of walking. In short, I'm a prett... Read more
I'm down 30 lbs since June! I'm tacking everything religiously. I want to lose 90 lbs, but decided to break it down into "doable" steps. My first goal was set to be at 200. I made that then updated my goal weight to 175. Now my calorie goal is 12... Read more
So, I tracked that I lost weight recently and got the little message to reset things so that my recommended calorie range was up to date.
I went and reset things, but noticed that my recommended calorie range went UP instead of down. Now, I'm no... Read more
Recently I reset my goals.
Now, when I fill in my fitness tracker, it says my weekly goal is to burn 360 calories and do 180 minutes of exercise. I don't know where this goal came from; it is not correct.
How and were can I adjust the goal... Read more
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
Do you strength train? No?! Well, you know, muscle burns more calories at rest than fat does, so you should build more muscle to boost your metabolism and help you lose weight.How many times have you heard (or said) something similar yourself? I've... 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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