The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
What is a Warm Up?
A warm up is the act of preparing for an athletic event or workout by exercising or practicing for a short time beforehand.... Read more
Upper body (arm) ergometers aren't a gym staple, but they're becoming more readily available in physical therapy offices, hospitals, universities and modern gyms. Targeted to meet the fitness needs of individuals who cannot use their legs for... Read more
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
If you live with the daily pain and discomfort of arthritis, you're not the only one. In the United States, an estimated 46 million adults (about 1 in 5) have been diagnosed with arthritis. Hopefully your doctor has given you suggestions about ho... Read more
Hi I just got blood work back that says my cholesterol is high and I have set up a profile to monitor all that plus I need to loose weight in the process. Can anyone help me with some low fat snacks and lunches that are simple? 189... Read more
Hello Spark friends!
I'm not totally new but I'm newly committed. I'm going to have knee surgery in December and I'd like to lose at least 15lbs by then, the rest of my goal by March. Over 16 years ago I lost 60 lbs and have kept it off, but hav... Read more
Does anyone have problems with very low blood sugars after an intense exercise workout (Insanity from beachbody.com) ? How did you prepare for these workouts: carbs eaten, when and if you detached you pump, reduced basal rates, and did you not bolus... Read more
In the month of May I overdid it, haha. I was doing a Jillian Michaels DVD every day and my knees paid the price for it, especially because I ended up going clubbing and wrecking my joints with low-dropping in heels.
I took it eas... Read more
If you have a chance to try a class, DO IT! It is so much fun...even if you are overweight...even if you have 2 left feet...even if you hate working out with other people. Everyone is too worried about what they are doing to notice you, and it is a... Read more
Join if you care about the environment and take proactive steps to reduce your impact on the planet: recycling, organics, composting, hybrid & alternative fuel vehicles, reusable products and more!... Read more
The old running adage is as follows, “in order to run, one must run”—this is commonly referred to as the Principle of Specificity of Training. In other words, in order for you to become a more efficient runner, you must spend time running. But doing... Read more
The majority of baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) are reaching an age where health becomes more of a concern. That means a healthy diet and regular exercise should be a priority to help reduce the risk of problems like heart disea... Read more
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