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
Hi I need help ASAP, I am 27 and 5 ft 2 and 205 pounds need to lose weight ASAP, but I keep getting nowhere and it's driving me insane, my question is if I do Zumba twice a week how many calories should I be eating ? Or what should I do please help.... Read more
Hi I got diagnosed with IIH at the end of May after my eye doctor told me my optic nerves were swollen. The doctor put me on 750mg a day of diamox which is making it hard to exercise anyways due to fatigue and head pain. But the ophthalmologist said... Read more
Why is that? When I eat great drink my water. I lose more weight then when I do all 3. I work out hard and my scale barely budges. I'm eating good drinking a lot of water and some days I'll burn around 600 to 700 calories.
I know they say you a... Read more
So at a routine doctor's visit I was informed I had high blood pressure. What?! Well it shouldn't be a surprise. I am a mom of three who puts everyone's need ahead of my own. Now I must make time for myself and move my feet. After a family meeting ev... Read more
So I got the ok from the doctor to exercise. He said my heart shouldn't be a factor and just to start out moderately and work my way up.
So my question is this. What is considered moderate exercise?... 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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