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
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
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
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
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
Here is our Fitness Minute Challenge for July, folks.
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
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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