"Time is money," Benjamin Franklin advised a young tradesman in a 1748 essay. Although we don’t know to what extent he applied Franklin’s wisdom, most of us do understand the implications of this adage in our own lives. When it... Read more
Before Gail Devers won the 100-meter dash at the 1992 Olympics, she spent countless hours on the track. But you know where else she spent her time? In the gym, doing strength training. Not to gain weight, but to keep her muscles strong.
The comm... Read more
Measuring your fitness level regularly is one way to find out if you're making progress. Most fitness centers have trained staff who can evaluate your body composition, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance, b... Read more
It’s a classic question with no right or wrong answer. If you want an effective strength training workout, should you use free weights or machines? Which option will help you reach your goals? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice... Read more
Make your fitness dreams come true once and for all, starting with the classic pushup!
Pushups tend to be much easier for men, since they have greater muscle mass and strength than women. But you don't have to be G.I. Jane to master the &quo... Read more
I am thinking about getting the Polar FT4 but I'm a little concerned with the chest strap fitting. I weight 330lbs. Im just afraid to make this purchase and it not fit. Anyone with the device or similar one think it will fit or have the length of the... Read more
Still sick with a chest cold 😬 but it finally seems to be getting better😀 Yay! Soon I should be able to do aerobics without coughing my head off lol. Happy thanksgiving to my American friends! Go grey wolves 🐺... Read more
I DID go to the gym. Stairmaster 10 minutes & some dumbbell exercises. I only spent about 40 minutes there, but I'm TIRED. Your 3 mile walk was great, though. I wish I could have done that & been able to see the sun a little today!... Read more
I forgot to add my age is 52 with high blood pressure and thyroid promblems. maybe someone can share some good receipes. Need a daily person or someone to help to me motivated in losing weight. i work 2nd shift.... Read more
Well was doing OK foodwise despite my chest cold. Ate a decent dinner, but it didn't agree with my tummy. Can't track what doesn't stay in. So if my stomach is feeling better later I'll try eating something light, like say a few crackers.... Read more
When exercising on a program, it's best to mix it up each time. Doing the same exercises all the time can get your metabolism used to it, and it won't burn as much fat nor build lean muscle. Keep your body guessing!... Read more
This Team is for those who are following SparkPeople's New YOU Bootcamp workout videos. You'll need a ball and dumbbells to follow the workouts. Get support, motivation and a 7-day workout program!... Read more
This past Monday kicked off National Sleep Awareness Week (March 7th-13th) bringing attention to the important role sleep plays, not only in our overall health, but our weight loss journey as well. Studies have shown that over the years the amount o... Read more
Although I’ve always been physically active, I’ve had to force myself to focus more on strength training over the past few years. My preference has always been cardio exercise (just because that’s what I like to do), but tryin... Read more
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