Why do you exercise? Whether you want to increase your energy, reduce your health risks, or lose some unwanted pounds, do you ever wonder if all that working out is working for you? That's where fitness assessments come in, and they can be great... Read more
Personal trainers can help people reach their health and fitness goals, or they could be big wastes of money. It's tough to know whether or not you need a trainer's expertise. And if you do, it's even more difficult to pick the right one.... Read more
Body weight alone is not a clear indicator of health or fitness because it does not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many are muscle. But body composition helps describe the amount (and distribution) of fat and lean muscle tissue in the bo... Read more
If you’re 60 or older, you’ve probably grown up with the idea that the transition from middle age into “senior citizen” status means slowing down. “Take it easy–you’re not as young as you used to be.” H... Read more
College brings many life changes that most young adults are excited about: moving away from home, becoming more independent, pursuing a passion and making new friends. But one of the things on most freshmen's minds is the dreadful "Fresh... Read more
I've noticed this summer that when I record a large number of minutes (like 240 yesterday for kayaking) they don't show up on my weekly/monthly minutes. I tried dividing it into 4 entries of 60 minutes: no change. Is this only updated at weekly int... Read more
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I am back from the brink, lost the 40 I needed to and then, within about 30 seconds began to put it on again. 8 months later and I am back to square one. Anyway, I am now using the Spark tracker app on my phone and I am pretty su... Read more
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When I track my Fitness, I always manually enter it from my Favorites. When the drop down appears it lists the type of exercise on the left then the minutes and calories burned on the right side. H... Read more
The President's Challenge (www.presidentschallenge.org) is another set of challenges available for FREE. Begun in the 1960s, it has been available for years. (Presidential Fitness Award, Physical Fitness Test, Presidential Active Lifestyle Award - PA... Read more
In Alberta we have a government sponsored program called Living Well that gives you all sorts of information on healthy eating, weight loss, etc. and even a fitness assessment. My husband and I signed up for the 8-week fitness program. After it was c... Read more
RealAge Launches Major Update of Its Landmark Online Health Assessment from RealAge
5 Ways to Stick With Your Winter Workouts from Health.com
Do What You Can...Today from Oh She Glows
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As I was working yesterday, I heard a news report about a new heart health program by the American Heart Association. With an older brother that has already suffered a mild heart attack as well as a grandmother that died of heart related issues, I... Read more
Yesterday my company scheduled fitness tests for employees as part of our wellness program. The test factored in weight; body fat; waist circumference; blood pressure; resting heart rate; heart recovery rate; and muscular endurance, strength and flex... Read more
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