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
This brief article will link you directly to SparkPeople's most popular tools and explain how to find them. If you are unsure about how to use our tools or if you have general program questions, check out Help Desk, which provides step-by-step instru... 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
Does anyone else use an additional fitness tracker and find that calories burned don't line up? I use the map my run app to track all my fitness and it is far more generous, like up to 300 calories burned, difference. I walk/run through very differin... Read more
Recently I reset my goals.
Now, when I fill in my fitness tracker, it says my weekly goal is to burn 360 calories and do 180 minutes of exercise. I don't know where this goal came from; it is not correct.
How and were can I adjust the goal... Read more
I have been tracking my nutrition and fitness for about 6 weeks but yesterday I was surprised to see that all of my nutrition and fitness history are gone. So are all of my "favorite" foods. I would hate to loose all of this since it took many hour... Read more
I have a six month old son, I was unable to workout during my pregnancy and prior to I did turbo jam and strength training at least 3 to 4 times a week. As soon as I could get back to exercising I started doing the modified version of turbo fire, wal... Read more
I was given a friend's used Fitbit and just started using it yesterday and linked it with my SP fitness tracker. This morning, I worked out for an hour on cardio machines at the gym and it looks like when I entered what I did as I usually do, it app... 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
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
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
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