When you're told that exercise improves your heart health, you probably think of cardio exercise, right? After all, "cardio" is short for "cardiovascular" exercise, named as such because it utilizes the cardiorespiratory syste... Read more
Regular exercise has long been proven to help people with diabetes reduce their risk of future complications and manage their blood sugar levels. A recent study published in the Nov. 24, 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association f... Read more
Remember when you were a kid and claimed that your dog ate your homework, when really you just didn't get around to writing your book report? Of course, your teacher knew you were fibbing. While most of us are past blaming the dog instead of taki... Read more
This is the printable version of our 20-Minute Dumbbell Workout Video. We recommend that you watch the video (and read its supporting text) before trying this abbreviated version.
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"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
I'm an 18 year old male, 200 pounds with a lot of fat: mostly in my gut, chest, and thighs, and almost no muscle. I do almost no exercise but am starting to eat healthier.
Where do I start?? I don't know what kind of exercises to do, and what is... Read more
You should not have to join a fancy gym or spend loads of money on home fitness equipment in order to build lean body mass. Using simple at home objects such as canned food, a towel, even a chair can be just as effective as using a dumbbell or res... Read more
It's here! It's finally here! I am so excited to officially announce the nationwide release of SparkPeople's newest workout DVD Total Body Sculpting, which is now available at a variety of retail stores and websites, including Target... Read more
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