SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
What is Aerobic Exercise?
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) defines aerobic exercise as "any activity that uses large muscle... Read more
Pretend for a minute that gravity doesn’t exist. Everything is weightless, including your aunt Sophie, yet it all manages to stay on the ground. You don’t know how much you weigh because scales have never been invented. How would you... Read more
Everyone has an idea in their head when it comes to looking their fittest and healthiest. For some, it's fitting perfectly into a certain outfit, or walking on the beach in a bikini with total confidence. For others, it may mean seeing a defined... Read more
Trying to lose weight while eating enough to support vigorous endurance or strength training can be a very tricky business. Cutting too many calories can cause the body to breakdown muscle tissue to meet its energy needs, and make it impossible to re... Read more
I have been attempting to run for some time now. I did back off for a bit, but decided I'd like to give it another try. Right now, I am focused on getting to where I can run a mile without stopping. I'm going to try going this route - www.sparkpeopl... Read more
I have been walking for about 7 weeks. 3-4 times a week. After about 20 minutes I am still out of breath even though I don't walk very fast, and I need a break in between. by the time I get home I feel like I cannot walk any further. I never walk mor... Read more
i have not posted to this site. are any of you involved in the care giving of a mentally ill person ?do you have any help?
can anyone comment on your coping strategies. i am at the end of my endurance and i fear for my own sanity.
i don't w... Read more
I am curious what “defines” a binge for you.
I cannot decide if I “binged” last night or not. 29 I finished up the Turkey Hill Party Cake Ice Cream. First, I measured out 65 grams (one half cup serving) and was in my calorie range for the day.... Read more
Need another reason to get fit? New research shows that endurance-trained athletes have a higher resting metabolism than those who don't exercise. This suggests that they burn energy faster than sedentary people even without exercising--and the dif... Read more
Wii Fit has become a hot trend over the past couple of years. In fact, Wii Fit is now the third best-selling video game of all time. Many people use Wii Fit as a way to get active and have fun. But is it really a workout? Can Wii Fit be used as a... Read more
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