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Fitness Test Calculator Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Fitness Test Calculator.

Reference Guide to Exercise Intensity

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

Reference Guide to Body Composition

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

Sweet Swaps: Baking with Sugar Substitutes

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

Listen to Your Heart Rate Monitor

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

Calculating the Cost of Growing Your Own Food

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

Starting a fitness program on my 57th birthday
Updated 7/24/2014 2:00:40 PM

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

Heads Up! Free Fitness videos on Youtube!
Updated 7/17/2014 12:49:52 PM

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

UP fitness tracker
Updated 7/16/2014 9:33:01 AM

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

Fitness Tracker
Updated 7/16/2014 12:46:11 PM

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

Favorite YouTube Fitness Videos
Updated 7/18/2014 11:12:51 PM

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

Take The President's Challenge

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

Eating Out

Checking out a restaurant menu and evaluating my choices with the nutrition calculator before going allows me to stay on track ....  Read more

SparkGuy's 10 Minute Fitness Club

Group for anyone to build a consistent fitness habit by doing at least 10 minutes of fitness most days per week. See the message board in the SP Challenges forum by the same name....  Read more

How Technology Changed My Life

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

Weekly Link Roundup: What's Hot? What's New?

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