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
Peek into a woman's closet, and tucked amid all the clothes is something that almost every woman keeps. She strives to wear it again someday, no matter how unrealistic or out of style it may be. What is it? Her "skinny" jeans. Whether y... Read more
I graduated college a little over a year ago, got engaged and am living with my fiancÚ. I was also the opposite of a lot of people when they went to college...instead of the freshman 15 I worked out and ate right and became the fittest I have ever be... Read more
Which do you use? Which do you prefer? Why?
I love to hang my shirts, pants and sheets out on a clothesline. I love the slightly crisp feel and the fact that my clothes last longer if I hang them to dry. I also love the fact that my sheets g... Read more
I've gotten off track the past few months and have gained weight. sound familiar?
Now I have this daily struggle with myself to try and squeeze into clothes that no longer fit. I know this is just not good for me mentally.
I feel like if I bre... Read more
What do you wear to work out in? I typically wear a very baggy t-shirt and sweats. I am not happy with my body yet. I have lost 20 lbs and 5 inches in my waist. I want to buy some work out clothes but I do not want something that shows every nook and... Read more
Or do you just throw on a tshirt and shorts? Do you have specific sports bras, tops, booty shorts etc. just for working out? Is it worth then extra expense?
I am thinking of buying some but I don't spend hours and hours working out so I was thin... 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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