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
If exercisers picked a mascot, what do you think it would be? A jump rope? A punching bag? A man with a giant baseball as a head? If I had to guess, it would be an athletic shoe. A good pair of shoes can be an inspiration and reminder to get moving,... 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
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
I started Spark People 11 days ago. I lost 2 pounds in the first 3 days, but this week, the last 7 days, I didn't lose anything. Is this because I am eating more on the days I exercise? Do people eat more when they exercise? I'm feeling very disappoi... Read more
I admit, I had planned to exercise. I just ran out of time. I stayed up late baking then got up early and started cooking. And cleaning the kitchen from my DD's baking the night before. Then began running around and picking up those without rides, th... Read more
My workout routines are not consistent as much as I would like and vary in intensity because I am always trying to fit them in. I have tried scheduling them at a certin time in the day or evening but that does not always work. The only thing I have... Read more
I got on my bike peddled about 30 seconds and it stopped, it won't peddled any more, well at least not forward, it will go back wards...any idea what might be wrong..it is nearly 8 years old and I have rode it a lot.....it is a pro form from Sears...... 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
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
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