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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

Fitness minutes
Updated 7/23/2014 9:52:53 AM

You have removed the option to put in strength training minutes goals, but you didn't remove the minutes. My goals are now off by 180 minutes, because of those minutes sitting in there. I can't really track with those in there. Can you please remove...  Read more

Getting Back Into the Fitness "Game"
Updated 7/22/2014 6:27:50 PM

I've recently gotten back into exercising more regularly. Of course, my "I'm going to exercise 6 times a week" ends up with a reality of twice per week. I actually enjoy it a little while I am there & feel so good afterwards. It's the getting ther...  Read more

Calculator off?
Updated 7/22/2014 8:54:31 AM

I found that I enter things and check off other food items and the calculator adds the protein carbs and such but when I manually add it I find it off by a number or so. Example protein:the items were 8 8 2 3 which is 21 but the total showed 22....  Read more

Need ideas for exercise/fitness games...
Updated 7/27/2014 10:22:42 AM

I have started a "Biggest Loser" type challenge in our community and wanted to have games and activities that will be fun and help burn calories. The problem is that everyone in the group is of all different weights and physical ability. For instan...  Read more

Back into the fitness swing.
Updated 7/22/2014 7:13:55 AM

Hi all! My name is Lori and I'm 51 years old. I have been getting back into the fitness swing and right now am doing yoga once a week, running (or some semblance thereof) several times a week, and weightlifting (my favorite) twice a week. ...  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