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
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
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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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
Running or walking a 5K (3.1-mile) race is a fun and realistic goal for exercisers of all fitness levels. If you're ready to train for your first 5K, but not sure where to start, don't worry! SparkPeople's certified trainers have created... Read more
Ok so I need advice from people who are experts or someone who is tone & fit and had issues with extra skin before. I had two kids and was overweight. I have lost a lot of weight since those times. So has you can imagine the weight lost going up and... Read more
I joined a gym 2 weeks ago. I've just done cardio and no weight lifting machine's. I start on the level sit down bike for 20 or 25 minutes, then elliptical for 5 then treadmill for 15 minutes. I am 277 lbs and my knees give out if I get on an ellipti... Read more
I'm confused as to what my weekly goal should be for exercise. I've been doing the Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds videos, and started with just 1 mile per day, and am now up to 5. I read somewhere that I may not be eating enough calories on th... Read more
What if I told you there was an exercise technique that could burn more calories—and fat—in less time that was also fun? You may think that I was hawking some fitness gadget in an infomercial, or simply lying to you, but neither of those... Read more
Tight on time?Don't give up on your workout today. If you have a mere four minutes—that's just 240 total seconds—to spare (and who doesn't), then you do have time to squeeze in a super effective workout that provides major hea... Read more
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