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Exercise And Heat Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Exercise And Heat.

Tips for Exercising in Heat

The body dissipates heat 4 ways: Conduction – heat transfer from one solid object to another. The transfer is always from the warmer object to the cooler object. Radiation – the loss of heat in the form of infrared rays...  Read more

13 Ways to Cool Down Your Summer Workout

You waited all year for summer to arrive, dreaming of all the activities you could do if only the weather was nice. But now that warm weather has arrived, the extreme heat and humidity can make it difficult to spend any time outdoors—let alone...  Read more

Helping Pets Cope with Temperature Extremes

My thick-coated mixed-breed dog, Jack, loves to play in the snow. He's happy to romp around an icy park for an hour and only stops when the fur between his toes is matted with chunks of ice. He loves the park in the spring and fall, as well, runn...  Read more

Help Your Kids Beat the Summer Heat

It’s "summertime, and the livin' is easy." But for kids, life during summer can be downright sweltering. Many activities—ball games, tennis clinics, band camp, and football training—take place during this hot season, a...  Read more

Fruit and Vegetable Gardening A-Z: Spinach

Spinach is intolerant of heat and "bolts" easily unless you plant specific heat-tolerant varieties. Spinach can be Savoy (curly)-leafed or smooth-leafed and is a delicious additive to soups, sandwiches, smoothies and salads. Hardiness...  Read more

Exercise and calories….
Updated 4/23/2014 10:17:50 PM

Okay, I know i could probably plug the question into a search engine, but I'm in palace I would prefer someone explain it to me please… Now My weight loss has come to a crawl… (for two weeks the scale didn't move at all.. then increased now bac...  Read more

Exercises to strengthen knees
Updated 4/23/2014 10:27:23 PM

I am in the over 50 age group, have lost enough weight to be at the top of "normal" for my height, and have knee pain. My left knee hurts when I am straightening up from a crouched position, or climbing a steep hill. My right knee tends to slip, fee...  Read more

Exercise personality
Updated 4/23/2014 7:50:39 AM

Since I'm struggling with motivation (I have little today, but plan to go to the gym anyway), I took the sparkpeople exercise personality test... According to it? I have no personality. I am a rock 246 I've looked at some of the motivation/rew...  Read more

Core Exercises Post C-Section
Updated 4/21/2014 12:54:48 PM

I'm back again for one last newbie question. Do you guys have any great core exercises or exercises I should try for my core strength? I had a c-section 2 1/2 years ago and I can't do crunches anymore but I want to work on my core. I've been overc...  Read more

Why do I really need to exercise?
Updated 4/21/2014 2:37:14 PM

I will be honest and say I hate exercising. I have exercise induced asthma and I have since I was a kid. I really don't like the tightening of the chest and burning lungs. I also don't sweat so I overheat easily. I'm doing pretty good losin...  Read more

Wii makes exercise fun

The Wii is really useful in meeting my exercise goals especially when the summer heat makes outdoor exercising more difficult. 198...  Read more

Cook with Cast Iron

Not only is cast iron a consistent way to add iron to your diet & a great way to exercise your arm muscles as you lift the heavy pans but it also saves you money on energy. Cast iron needs less temperature to heat up, heats up evenly and retains heat...  Read more

Curves Divas

Calling all women who go to Curves! As we learn healthy eating and exercise habits we can support one another!...  Read more

Beat the Heat During Your Summer Workouts

Summer is almost here, which means the temperature will continue to rise. Some of you may have already experienced some early summer-type heat and are already starting to get acclimated to it. As we change over to summer weather, we need to remember...  Read more

All You Ever Wanted to Know about Summertime Fitness Activities

Summer is here and the heat is on! With the warmer temperatures here, are you looking to find a way to keep fit and cool during the summer or looking for new ideas for summertime fitness activities? We've rounded up a variety of resources to help...  Read more

Desert Exercise-heed heat warning!

My cold shower made me smile today. I was stupid and went for a 45 minute walk in the 103 degree AZ weather. I was gung-ho to high tail it out of the house right after the noon hour. Needless to say, 30 minutes into my fast paced walk, I got the c...  Read more

lots of pain, exercise and heat

It was a very hot day I have drank over 24 cups of water today. I did 200 minutes of exercise. and I have been in and out of a lot of pain throughout the day. I am wondering again if I am eating enough calories to sustain my activity and still take...  Read more