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
We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness?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
"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
When you think about “fitness classes,” what images come to mind? Do you picture skinny people (leg warmers included) jumping around and kicking their legs to loud music? Although that might have been the case 10 or 20 years ago, the late... 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
Anyone else love strength training but dislike cardio? I enjoy walking, but it's been so hot lately. Thinking about buying a recumbent bike for indoors and to make me move while I'm on a Netflix binge!... Read more
It's my first full week of this program, I totally splurged today and went over my goal a bit, however. I did lose 1.6 lbs so I am totally okay with splurging for 1 day. Now to get back to the gym, I haven't done that in a few weeks.... Read more
Just started a new program called Naturally Slim. I'm learning how to think/eat like a naturally thin person. I only eat when I feel hungry, stop when I am comfortably full, take 25 mins to eat, etc. Anyone try this program?... Read more
43 minutes of strength training followed by a 3.7mike walk :) I've hit over 10,000 steps so far too :) took the past week off from step counting and it felt good to take a break. All the marching in place is activating my hips/lower back... Read more
Yea off to vna day program. I don't get my steps/ miles in there but a lot of entertaining events/ games there plus alot of interesting stories of a different generations life style. Fridays meals there mess up my food diary becausemeals made there... Read more
If I count what I eat every day and I do at least 30 min of circuit training or interval training about 5 days a week (at home to a DVD), I will lose a pound or two at the end of the week. If I stop counting I will not lose. I call it the two C's... 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
This is a loaded question! If you ask 10 different trainers, you'd get 10 different answers. One trainer's answer is likely to be based on what they've seen help clients get the best results or their own personal preference for one type o... Read more
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