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 am a newbie here and need some guidance. Perhaps you can give me a hand. Tje headline says it all. I have some medical issues that prevents me from doing alot of things and don't know where to start really. I need to build some routine... Read more
About 4 yrs ago, I was in the best shape of my life. I was very active: I ran, did triathlon, and about a week before my tri, I ended up with triple injuries, which put me out of the race. I was determined to not let myself go,... Read more
I've been a member of SP for 7 years and I'm still overweight. Please let me know what you think works best:
Using the eating plans from SP
Making your own diet
Using another diet such as South Beach, Atkins, Etc
Or Som... Read more
So I ordered Zumba Exhilarate and the Kettlebell Kickboxing Scorcher series and I am impressed. I was sweating and feeling good, and like I burned a lot of calories. Any spinning, jump rope, kickboxing, or step dvds anyone would recommend? Also wonde... 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
I've found that as I get older, making sure I take good care of my body and get enough rest is very important. I used to be able to do a hard workout and get up the next day and do it all over again. I never used to stretch after workouts (shame on... Read more
Walking is a great form of exercise, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned athlete. It’s cheap. It’s accessible. It doesn’t require any fancy equipment. And it’s something that nearly everyone can do.Walking is a big p... 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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