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Workout Routine # 1: Add 10 minutes in the morning
While you may be religious about going to the gym after work, waking up 10 minutes earlier in the morni... Read more
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
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
The first thing you notice when you start working out is that youíre out of breath and your pulse is high. This is always a bit disconcerting, but itís perfectly normal. When you begin working out, your body responds by raising your heart rate and ca... Read more
I know how important exercise is to one's overall health and REALLY want to get started.
I am unsure how to start. Baby steps usually work well for me.
I am 64 years young, have Diabetes Type 2, and need to lose a great deal of weight. Have... Read more
I'm sure you guys know what I mean by "exercise that doesn't feel like exercise because it's so fun" - what do you do for this? I'm a bit slow on the uptake but I have totally only just realised that Beyonce's "Let's Move" is actually a workout! I do... 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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