Are you sick of the same-old cardio machines at the gym? Bored by the treadmill? Tired of the elliptical? Can't stand to do another mile on the stationary bike or another flight on the stair climber? Well, then, it's time you head over to the... Read more
Kettlebells were practically unheard of in North America until recently, but now exercising with a bowling-ball-shaped weight with a handle is the newest fitness trend. Used by fitness enthusiasts, collegiate athletes, and pro sports teams alike, mor... Read more
Sometimes when we miss a workout, we know full well that we are just making "the dog ate my homework" types of excuses that wouldn't fool anyone—not even you! But then there are the times when we have a valid reason for skipping a... Read more
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
Think those fashion-forward trends are too expensive for your small clothing budget? Think again! You can have champagne taste and still get the wardrobe you want by adopting some smart, budget-friendly shopping tips. These seven dollar-saving tricks... Read more
I've really gotten into outdoor running lately (and after that, the treadmill is just ridiculously boring, even with a TV/music nearby), but it's getting rather cold out there in the mornings.
What do people generally wear when it's in the 30s (... Read more
I used to be EXTREMELY active, but have 90 pounds to lose after a pregnancy and baby and haven't been active for almost 3 years. I began walking 2 weeks ago and find I can get a little winded if I talk alot while walking. Should I stick to walking an... Read more
So, I have finally decided to invest in a new interview outfit as I am desperate for a job. However, I have a hard time finding clothes that fit me.
Currently, I am a size 16-20 in pants because of my midsection. However, my legs tend to be thi... Read more
I was at a fitness expo yesterday and I noticed that while the quality of the fabric and construction of men's technical shirts has remained relatively constant, there seems to be a trend for women's shirts to be of lighter weight fabrics (ie "slub c... Read more
I love to see how soaked I get after a good work out. It really makes me feel like I pushed my body to burn some fat. My challenge to you is to see how drenched you can get your clothes today. You might even be able to wring some drips out when yo... Read more
Being consistent will pay off. Being consistent in exercising and healthy eating will pay off slowly but surely. You will notice an improvement in your heath and your ability sustain longer workouts or physical activities. this will lead to improv... Read more
I went to a thrift store and bought 3 inexpensive jeans, kinda tight but not to tight. When those jeans start to feel lose I take those old jeans back to the thrift store then buy another 3 kinda snug jeans. I could tell I was losing weight buy the w... Read more
You lose, and others win! SparkPeople is teaming up with FitSugar.com to donate our now baggy clothes to the Salvation Army and other charities across the country. All are welcome to join!... Read more
During the last few years, ultra-intense workouts have been gaining popularity—and not just among athletes or hardcore exercisers who are gluttons for self-punishment. Even the relatively unfit and overweight are jumping at the chance to push t... Read more
"Let's try this," the email from my roommate said. Attached was a Groupon deal that was certainly intriguing -- 20 CrossFit classes for $20 at a studio quite close to where I live. And considering I'd been interested in trying Cross... Read more
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