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
Recently Lori, a client of mine, called me angry, upset and discouraged. She had just returned from her yearly physical, which she had been eagerly anticipating. Though she hadn't reached her weight-loss goal, Lori had made many lifestyle c... Read more
I’ll admit it—I’m vain. So when I put on my summer tank tops a few months ago and noticed the dreaded "batwings" growing on the back of my arms, I panicked. I was too young to have my arms jiggling when I moved! I had to d... Read more
If you have high blood pressure, the best piece of advice anyone can give you is to listen to your body. How you feel can and should dictate the frequency and intensity of your workouts. While it is possible—and preferable—to lose weight... Read more
When was the last time you ate naked? No, I’m not talking about that pizza you ate in bed last weekend, so please put your pants back on.
I’m talking about whipping up lunch or dinner without condiments, sauces or the other extras we... Read more
I have had seven vials of blood taken out within the past 48 hours, and I'm feeling pretty weak and woozy. Should I refrain from exercising today?
I'm petite and too underweight to donate blood (not because I'm underweight per se, but because a... Read more
I am on R1/P2/D15 and am losing inches and weight. I had a stall at day 6, 7, 8. but I am back on track. I feel really good. Lots of energy and mood is great. I am a little concerned about the maintenance thats coming up. But all in all, I am glad I... Read more
I've been tracking my BMI along with my weight loss since I started back in March. When I started I had just bumped up into the "morbidly obese" category. It didn't take long to get back into the "severely obese" category. And as of this morning I am... Read more
Hello, I am wanting to make a lifestyle change not just a diet and weight loss.
I am wanting to lose weight and be healthier . I am looking for advice for beginners.
1)Foods to eat and stay away from...
2)How to deal with peop... Read more
wow just took my blood pressure for my weigh in numbers and it read 96 over 49 over 45. I am on blood pressure meds because it is usually to high. like around 138, 78, 60. I am floored to see it so low. I guess just watch it a day or two. then call d... Read more
I canít tell you how many times after I started my own healthy living journey I would step on the scale and the minute the number was not what I expected my motivation began to falter. For me, the scale became the be-all-end-all to my success. Howev... Read more
Happy May! Have you moved past the ''resolution'' phase and established a consistent diet and exercise routine? Hopefully your new lifestyle consists of healthy habits and you are really starting to get a feel for what it takes... Read more
One of the major reasons I decided to focus on losing weight is high blood pressure. Mine was a little high last time I saw a doctor, and he wanted to put me on blood pressure medicine. I told him I'd rather try losing weight 1st. Well, that was at l... Read more
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