SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
What is a Cool Down?
A cool down is the act of gradually lowering body temperature, heart rate, and breathing rate following exercise.
The... Read more
A cool wind whipped around me as I crested the final hill along my running route. "Ah, relief!" I thought, pulling my dripping T-shirt away from my skin. This will cool me off. But instead of making me feel refreshed, the wind chilled me to... Read more
You waited all year for summer to arrive, dreaming of all the activities you could do if only the weather was nice. But now that warm weather has arrived, the extreme heat and humidity can make it difficult to spend any time outdoors—let alone... Read more
It’s "summertime, and the livin' is easy." But for kids, life during summer can be downright sweltering. Many activities—ball games, tennis clinics, band camp, and football training—take place during this hot season, a... Read more
Rain or shine, warm or cold, walking outside can be a year-round activity. But before you head out, you’ll want to make sure you are dressed for the elements. It can be a very uncomfortable walk if you don’t have on the right gear! Here a... 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
I started a weight loss challenge today and 5 of us were supposed to participate. Turns out I'm the only one who stuck to it. Feeling proud of myself but at the same time betrayed... sort of... 104 521 243 245 24... Read more
So I love that the SP Activity Tracker tells you how many calories you burned for the day but I can't find any way to incorporate the calories burned into the nutrition tracker. Is that possible? Otherwise will they be making that option available in... Read more
I really really struggle with night time eating. I'm not hungry and haven't been able to figure out WHY. My hubby leaves for work at 6:30 pm and I'm home alone and that's when I eat. I eat really healthy during the day. Then I blow it at night. I wa... Read more
Summer is almost here, which means the temperature will continue to rise. Some of you may have already experienced some early summer-type heat and are already starting to get acclimated to it. As we change over to summer weather, we need to remember... Read more
It’s no secret that there has been a lot of extreme heat in many of the states this summer and it doesn’t seem to want to let up. Where I live, it has been extremely hot and humid, which has put a big damper on some of my daily walks with... Read more
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