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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

Sparkpeople fitness tracker
Updated 7/10/2014 2:56:13 PM

Can anybody tell me if they have used and found value in the spark people fitness tracker? I see this advertised but don't see any reviews for this product. I have seen coworkers wearing similar types of fitness devices. This one advertised here is s...  Read more

Problem with online my fitness tracker
Updated 7/9/2014 2:51:04 PM

I entered my goal to be 45 minutes of cardio a day for 5 days per week. The goal listed is 315 minutes per week which is incorrect. I tried editing it a few times but it does not change to the correct number which is 225. So I'm assuming that the ca...  Read more

maximum allowed fitness minutes
Updated 7/7/2014 10:10:31 PM

Would you consider increasing the maximum allowed fitness minutes per day? There are days when two hours of fitness minutes is not sufficient. For an example, I might go for distance rather than speed on a hot summer day. As another example, I...  Read more

Help with Fitness Tracker please
Updated 7/5/2014 9:37:14 PM

I've been using a pedometer, clip on, which shows steps, miles, and calories burned. I am working with a health care advocate who is encouraging me to do 10,000 steps program. I am working my way up to it. But, there is really no way that I...  Read more

July (2014) Fitness Minutes Challenge
Updated 7/11/2014 12:46:09 PM

Here is our Fitness Minute Challenge for July, folks. 229 For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ... In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out...  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