Circuit training is a workout routine that combines cardiovascular fitness and resistance training. It was first proposed in the late 1950s as a method to develop general fitness. The initial routines were arranged in a circle, alternating betwee... Read more
Remember when you were a kid and claimed that your dog ate your homework, when really you just didn't get around to writing your book report? Of course, your teacher knew you were fibbing. While most of us are past blaming the dog instead of taki... Read more
"Time is money," Benjamin Franklin advised a young tradesman in a 1748 essay. Although we don’t know to what extent he applied Franklin’s wisdom, most of us do understand the implications of this adage in our own lives. When it... Read more
We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness? Just as there is plenty of questionable diet and weight-loss advice going around, some exercise "rules" that people live by are downright misleading, misguided or... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
What is Aerobic Exercise?
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) defines aerobic exercise as "any activity that uses large muscle... Read more
Good Thursday Sparkpeeps & of course, Happy Thanksgiving! I would like to take this time to thank you all, my good friends, for never ceasing to put a smile on my face every day! I hope I can return the favor someday! :)... Read more
Wow that milkshake sure sounds good about now but of course I am at work and the mike shake ingredients are at home so I have to wait. lol. My grandson is stable for now they are monitoring his brain activity as it is important for that to be stable.... Read more
Everyone's different, of course...but generally a minimum of 1200 per day is the standard at Spark. That said, in terms of healthy snacks, I go for anything that has fiber, protein, or sometimes both. Can't go wrong with fruit/veggies.... Read more
I do circuit training type exercises a the gym, where I push myself for an allotted time or amount of reps, then quickly move on to the next, I rest at the end of the circuit & go again. I find different exercises in magazines, online, through other... Read more
"Zero in to tackle your trouble zones and lose up to 5 pounds a week! Eliminate love handles, muffin tops, and wobbly arms for good!" That's what Jillian Michaels' new DVD, No More Trouble Zones, promises to deliver. Her people contacted us to see if... Read more
Often I hear people complain that they just don’t have time to exercise. It’s no surprise, with all of the demands on our time these days- work, family, friends, etc. Being busy is a standard way of life for most of us. ... Read more
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