One of the most common mistakes new exercisers make is not measuring the intensity of their cardio workouts. Guidelines say that aerobic exercise should be “moderate” or “challenging,” but what does that feel like? You might m... 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 seeking to reduce your caloric intake, then sugar substitutes are worth a look. Sweeteners like sucralose and stevia are 200 to 600 times sweeter than granulated cane sugar, and they contain 0 to 5 calories per 1 g serving. When used... Read more
Imagine you’re driving on a country road. You’re enjoying the ride and noticing the cars that you pass along the way, excited to get to your destination. Suddenly you see those familiar red and blue lights flashing in your rearview mirror... Read more
Many of us assume that a backyard vegetable garden can save us money, but is it really true? After investing in equipment, soil, seeds and water, do you really come out on top?
The answer varies upon the size of your garden, whether you start yo... Read more
Monday the 21st I will be 57. I have been following the Sparkpeopler program for several weeks and have shed 13 pounds and several inches. I am excited to start at the wellness center with a trainer to lose the remaining weight and get in better sh... Read more
You never have to buy a DVD again! There are endless workouts for you to do on Youtube!!!
If only I can download them all. But I just have to turn on Youtube and do a different workout everyday!!!!
I recommend Tracey Mallet's workouts! So g... Read more
Anyone have an UP fitness tracker? Trying to figure out the best way to track the info it gives me. Resting burn vs Active burn, active minutes etc
How do I get the info into spark? I have connected it as per the directions from june 9 article... Read more
I have a question about the fitness tracker.
Before Sparkpeople re-worked the website, you could see a list of all the possible activities to track. They were listed in categories. Now you begin typing and a list will drop down. Is there a way... Read more
I've been doing Jessica Smith's YouTube workout videos for about a month now and really like them. I love that there are so many that I can do a different one every time and it keeps me from getting bored. She has a great personality and I like the... 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
I grew up in a generation on the verge of the hi-tech genesis. I know I am aging myself but before the mid 1980s I had never used a computer. My high school typing class--yes, they used to offer this as a high school course--used the manual, old-fas... Read more
Here's a roundup of the most interesting stories we've seen on the web in the last week or so. Ways to Cut 100 Calories from Your Meals, from Women's Health. I love features like this, where you learn painless and simple ways to save calories and st... Read more
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