This walking program uses intervals (short bursts of higher-intensity activity followed by lower intensity recovery periods), which can be a more effective way to train (and burn calories) than exercising at one intensity level. If you're new to... Read more
It’s time to step it up! Whether you’ve already completed the Beginner’s Walking Program or are an experienced exerciser who wants to build more walking stamina, this intermediate walking program will help you build even more endura... Read more
It’s time to start moving! Walking is an excellent form of exercise, especially for beginners or people returning to fitness after a long time off. This introductory walking program will help you build enough endurance to safely and effectively... Read more
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
There’s no doubt that getting older changes your body and appearance, but it also affects your ability to exercise. Your maximum heart rate declines with age, which means your heart and lungs can’t pump as much oxygen and blood to your mu... Read more
I want to workout so bad today! I can barely breathe due to allergies. My body feels weak and I'm tired. I CAN'T STAND IT! Sitting at 600 calories, I don't even want to eat anymore today. Can't wait to get some allergy meds in me. I feel miserable.... Read more
No, I don't have to track my workouts because I just let the Fitbit (I have a Charge HR) do the work. You can even input what you eat into the Fitbit app just like you can here on SparkPeople. It's great!!... Read more
Use the plateau to take a long, hard look at your exercise routine and your nutrition.Are you skipping workouts? Make sure you're getting you're doing your workout's as planned.Have the workouts become easier for you to do? Increase the intensity, b... Read more
When you hit a plateau in your weight loss, try adding a few higher intensity bursts or intervals to your cardio workouts. This elevates your heart rate, makes you work harder and burns more calories to help shock your body and jump start your weight... Read more
These days, high intensity interval training is hot. More and more exercise researchers are discovering that steady state cardio still does a body good—but pushing your body during shorter bursts of high intensity effort can achieve similar&mda... Read more
Walking is an excellent way to start getting fit because it costs little to nothing and can be done almost anywhere and by just about anyone. (Learn more about the health and fitness benefits of walking.) So how do you begin with a walking program? H... Read more
Today, I worked out again on the elliptical, but I set it up so that my minimum heart rate remains at or above 160. The resistance setting is at the maximum this machine can handle. I worked out 45 minutes, and 35 of this 45 minutes I had my heart ra... Read more
Most of you probably read this article, but I thought it was neat enough to post in case someone missed it.
I was shocked to see this. Well not really. It's kind of what I do. I just need to up the intensity. I'm glad to see I'm doing something... Read more
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