SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
We often hear a lot about aerobic or “cardio” exercise and how it improves fitness, reduces one’s risk of lifestyle diseases, an... Read more
I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme... Read more
If I told you that there was a way to burn more calories, lose more fat, and improve your cardiovascular fitness level while spending less time doing cardio, you’d probably reach for your phone to report me to the consumer fraud hotline, right?... Read more
Would you like to swap your usual workout out for one that's just four minutes long? Of course you would! Well, that's the allure of Tabata training, a type of super high-intensity interval training that is becoming more and more popular.
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More and more kids are gravitating toward weight training. In most cases, strength training is safe and encouraged for kids. However, when done incorrectly, whether too intensely or too early in life, it can lead to permanent damage. Fitness trainer... Read more
Sigh! I really have to stop procrastinating and JUST DO IT!
I have to make appts. with myself for exercise and stop diddy dallying and JUST DO IT!!!!
Do you ever feel meh! when it comes to exercise?! I wish I didn't!... Read more
I feel really stupid for asking this, but I know it will be easy for someone to answer! :)
I've been here for years and several times have run across a list of exercises that can be added to my tracker but have always ignored it. Now I want to a... Read more
I think I got it ... can I get a Friend now? I am hoping to hook up with an exercise accountability buddy. I will be moving more into food accountability later. One major life-change at a time ...... Read more
Rest days from exercise? Do we need them if we are not hurting? I love summer during the scool year my job has me very sedentary all day and sometimes into the night. As soon as summer starts I move as much as I can. Is this hurting my weight?... Read more
I am very frustrated with my progress I exercise 2hour most every day keep calories between 1200_1500 per day and still haven't lost my last 15 pounds I have lost inches but not the pounds grr any suggestions?... Read more
Most people work sooo hard on cardio to blast of fat in their body, but end up still having those layers of fat hanging everywhere; tummy, but, arms, legs. What's wrong? I found the key to exercise to be slim lies in the difference between aerobic an... Read more
Whether you are a seasoned athlete, a stay-at-home mom, or a true weekend warrior, setting your sights on running a 5K is an achievable and rewarding goal. The second you sign up for a race you become an athlete. And once you start thinking like an a... Read more
Do you ever finish a fast run or a terrific tennis match with a wonderful exercise high just to have it diminished by a headache? Exercise headaches occur, just as the name suggests, during or after strenuous and sustained exercise. Activities such... Read more
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