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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 regards to my miscarraige post: blood test bein
Updated 9/21/2016 7:51:28 PM

In regards to my miscarraige post: blood test being retested tomorrow and have an appt with the ob Friday morning...I refuse to believe it's over until it's over...no bleeding or symptoms of m/c....It's in Gods Hands. For now, all is well :)...  Read more

If the steps are from everyday walking around, we do not recommend entering that as fitness. Those c
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If the steps are from everyday walking around, we do not recommend entering that as fitness. Those calories burned are already estimated and included in the BMR calculation we use so you don't want to double count that. Thanks for asking!...  Read more

Pregnancy tests arent darkening...first hcg levels were 23 (low but still considered pregnant accord
Updated 9/21/2016 11:46:10 AM

Pregnancy tests arent darkening...first hcg levels were 23 (low but still considered pregnant according to nurse, I'm 2-3wks along?, really early she said) second hcg level was 25:( doesn't look good, hoping otherwise though...  Read more

Kickboxing #fitness... And gaining weight .. :(
Updated 9/22/2016 12:55:21 AM

Kickboxing #fitness... And gaining weight .. :( I started kickboxing 2 wks ago going on 3 .. started at 145 and now im at 149 .. (HELP) has anyone gain weight and lost it .... i started kickboxing with the hopes of loosing 10 lbs Im 5'3...  Read more

Rather than tracking that as fitness, I'd suggest
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Rather than tracking that as fitness, I'd suggest you change your activity level in the app to account for that additional calorie burn you are getting from those activities. You do that on the Exercise Goals page....  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

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

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