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Fitness Test Standards Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Fitness Test Standards.

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Bicycle Safety Tips

Whether you want to cut down on pollution or you want to get in shape, riding a bike is a great way to get around. But your trip could end in tragedy if you don’t ride safely. Just like driving a vehicle on the road, cyclists must observe what&...  Read more

The 1-Mile Walking Test

Measuring your fitness level regularly is one way to find out if you're making progress. Most fitness centers have trained staff who can evaluate your body composition, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance, b...  Read more

The Crunch Test

Measuring your fitness level regularly is one way to find out if you're making progress. Most fitness centers have trained staff who can evaluate your body composition, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance, b...  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

How to Choose a Jogging Stroller

So you've been cleared for exercise after the birth of your baby and you're anxious to get outside and get moving! But who's going to watch your little one? If running or walking is your thing, you can take baby along in a jogging strolle...  Read more

In Home Fitness Equipment
Updated 5/27/2015 7:18:38 AM

I'm trying to decide between an aeropilates reformer and the total gym. I seriously need to lose weight, increase metabolism, build muscle, etc., but mainly I WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT!! Please do not suggest walking because I can't do that or treadmill...  Read more

Fitness Tracker Question re: Calories burned
Updated 5/26/2015 9:59:18 AM

Hi there. It's been awhile since I've been on SparkPeople and am paying the price for being delinquent! Today, I did 50 minutes and 10 seconds on our elliptical trainer at level 7 resistance (the machine goes up to level 10) with two high-intensity...  Read more

yes, i was tested sensitive to chicken; but could still eat it. I cant eat white meat at all except
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yes, i was tested sensitive to chicken; but could still eat it. I cant eat white meat at all except once in awhile-with a coat of olive oil. I can eat the dark meat most of the time; but I cant eat Smart Chicken & sometimes Perdue what they feed them...  Read more

Fitness Accountability for women
Updated 5/23/2015 7:58:39 AM

Hey ladies, I'm a mom of 2 and a beachbody coach, if any of you are looking for some extra support I run online (facebook) accountability groups. They are free and private. Let me know if any of you would like to join. :)...  Read more

I love the fitness tracker but have thought of sto
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I love the fitness tracker but have thought of stopping the food one and moving to a real foods diet. It is whatever works best for you!!...  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

Invigorate Your Mind

Researchers at the University of Chicago say that ice cold water invigorates the mind. People preforme better on standard alertness tests when exposed to ice water. Splashing cold water on your face or your wrists for a minute or two will rev you u...  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

Women, You've Been Exercising Too Hard, Says Study

When someone asks me whether X, Y or Z counts as "exercise" or "cardio," my first response is always, "Well, what does your heart rate tell you?"Measuring your heart rate is an important action for every exerciser. It le...  Read more

Should A Female Athlete Have To Take a Gender Test?

UPDATE: Semenya withdraws from race in South Africa. If you follow track and field, you might be familiar with the controversy surrounding African runner Caster Semenya. She won the Womens 800m run at the World Championships last month, and now ques...  Read more