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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 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

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

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

How to e-mail my fitness and nutrition tracker
Updated 1/26/2015 10:00:22 PM

Could you please advise me how to e-mail my trackers to someone? I don't wish to send a condensed report-I need item by item. If I have to download it to my computer could you explain how to do this step by step since I don't see any prompts for this...  Read more

problem with fitness tracker
Updated 1/27/2015 8:09:14 AM

Hello, could you help me please? I have a problem with my fitness tracker. In december, when i did for example 20 minutes of SP cardio video, tracker said that i burned cca 130 kcal, but now it only says cca 40 kcal, same with other activities. My...  Read more

My goal for January - 1000 fitness minutes. I am a
Updated 1/26/2015 9:49:51 AM

My goal for January - 1000 fitness minutes. I am at 703. That means I need 297 minutes in 6 days. Can I do this? Yes I can!!!!...  Read more

rave: nutrition tracker communicating with fitness
Updated 1/25/2015 10:21:31 AM

26 I'm an old school Sparker (joined 2006) so I'm used to the old nutrition tracker, manually adjusting my weekly calories burned to make sure I eat enough. But that didn't account for long run days, where I burn 1000-2000 calories and even eating a...  Read more

beginner fitness
Updated 1/26/2015 10:52:32 AM

I have not exercised in a long time. I saw the beginner's walking guide and i was wondering do i just do cardio 3 times a week and work up to 30 min and maybe do some weight training the other days? what is a good plan to start working my way into ge...  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