Everyone has an idea in their head when it comes to looking their fittest and healthiest. For some, it's fitting perfectly into a certain outfit, or walking on the beach in a bikini with total confidence. For others, it may mean seeing a defined... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
Every movement we make—from walking to driving—involves our muscles. Muscles are unique. They have the ability to relax, contract, and... Read more
No, this is not an article on that ever-popular question about whether sex counts as aerobic exercise. (It doesn't. Get over it.)
This article is about gender differences in exercise and weight loss. This is your chance to get the facts you... Read more
If you’re a man who’s trying to lose weight and get fit, you’ve probably noticed that most of the books, magazines, and programs on these subjects aren’t really aimed at you. Most are for women. And the others seem to have bod... Read more
It’s an age-old question, with no right answers. If you have to do both in the same day, does it matter whether you do strength training or cardio first? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice their opinions on this hot topic.
Dean Ande... Read more
Ok, here's the deal. I started this journey about 5 months ago and have lost over 20lbs by staying within my calorie range. It was slow loss, but steady. About 2 weeks ago, I decided to add exercise by following a c25k program 3 days a week, and s... Read more
I was walking up a hill on thursday and I was walking up this hill, when I heard and felt my calf muscle pop and after that I couldn't hardly walk on it. Today is Sunday and it still hurts but not a bad as it was. I was wondering what kind of exercis... Read more
I am looking for some advice. My husband and I got married in March, and we have always struggled with our different serving sizes. He is bigger than me and needs more daily calories than I do. Shouldn't be a problem, right?
Well, when we cook d... Read more
I've been learning to drive for the last year and I find that when I raise my foot off the accelorator to slow down a little, if my foot goes to less than 90 degrees of my leg, I start to take cramp up my shin and calf! I'm more comfo... Read more
I've been dieting since April 1st, until almost the last day of July and I have finally dropped one size on top. 3x (228 lbs) to 2x (207 lbs)! My 16W pants are either getting a little loose for casual ones or fitting comfortably for stretch jeans.... Read more
One of the most common questions I hear from new and seasoned exercisers alike isn't about which exercises are most effective or whether you should work out on an empty stomach. It's a question of timing. Should you do cardio or strength trai... Read more
I've never thought I was a lot like my mother. We don't have the same features, and our personalities are very different. But as I've gotten older, I see more of her in me. I've noticed (or many times my husband has noticed) me using some of her f... Read more
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