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
Both beginners and experienced exercises can be guilty of a few fitness blunders from time to time. Some may even become a regular part of your fitness routine, much like a bad habit. But, to get the best results from all your hard work, it’s i... Read more
The home is where the heart is, so why not try to save some dough at your humble abode?
From planting a garden and turning down the thermostat, SparkPeople members have great tips for saving some green at their home sweet homes.
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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
I started my weight loss journey back in August last year and have been quite successful. But I haven't really ever had an exercise plan. Luckily I play volleyball and walk or bike a lot to the places where I have to be, I also go... Read more
249 Starting weight 192 is 233 as of today 4-8-14 (Tuesday).
My exercise minutes 128 goal for 4-8-14 to 4-14-14 is 250 that's 45 minutes 5 days a week.
Walking 315 311 313 --- 4 to 5 days a week. No less than 30 minutes. 2.50 to 3.00... Read more
Just wondering, can you really lose weight doing chair exercises? I am very obese and have knee and back issues. I have decided to start with chair exercises but am wondering if I will really burn calories doing so ?... Read more
Introduction: I am of 67 years, a long time resident of Denver Colorado. Actually born in Denver. I still work as an electrician and PBX and Voice mail systems Administrator but my days of work are drawing down do to having acquired an Abdominal Aort... Read more
I'm down 8 lbs in 3 weeks! I know at least 2 lbs of that has to be water weight because the numbers don't add up, but it doesn't stop me from being incredibly happy about it. I'm doing what they told me couldn't be done. And I'm really friggan happy... Read more
First thing you do, for rest, is REST your MIND. Wind down for the day. Take some time at the end of the day for relaxation exercises, music, a soothing bath, a warm drink such as Sleepytime (chamomile) tea. Having a cool down after exercise is benef... Read more
On a hot day, most people like to have a cold beverage to help cool down. However, some like to drink hot tea or other hot beverages to help cool down. Yes, you read that right, they drink hot beverages to cool down, but that seems counterintuitive,... Read more
We'll all been there. You just started working out after a long hiatus. You feel proud and accomplished, but wake up the next day feeling so stiff, sore and achy that you don't want to get out of bed! You slowly but surely get on with your day, but e... Read more
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