Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart!
The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every... Read more
"Exercise improves your health." You hear it all the time, but what does that really mean? How much of a difference can exercise make in your life, and how much do you really need to do? You’ll be happy to know that you don’t ne... Read more
A treadmill can seem scary to the beginner. They're big and bulky, make a lot of noise and have tons of buttons and moving parts. But I'm about to let you in on a secret: They're really not that scary. In fact, with just a few hints, the... 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
Many people with diabetes have special needs that should be considered when planning an exercise program.
Exercise can cause your blood glucose levels to drop too much, especially if you take insulin or other glucose-lowering medications. Sympto... Read more
Starting our 4th week of the body beast workout and have seen some amazing results. Our number on the scale has barely dropped but our clothes are baggy. Here is to growing muscle. Clean eating and pumping iron is working!!!!!... Read more
..... At least according to this new study. I used to have a deal with myself. I only had to workout for one minute a day, but I had to get dressed and go to a place where I would normally exercise. It worked most of the time because I almost alwa... Read more
Another great workout day. I'm mixing things up, adding more cardio. We'll see what happens. I only lost 4 lbs this month but had 1 week of everything going haywire and went over calories 10 this month but I still made progress!... Read more
My goal this week was to have 5 workouts Which I just completed. Took my dogs for a 30 min walk around the neighbourhood, what A beautiful night. Hope everyone was successful with your goals.... Read more
Instead of using weights on your extremities, increase your intensity - either go faster, or use incline and interval training to increase the intensity of your workouts. If you need to add weights, consider a weighted vest. You will suffer fewer i... Read more
Over the years, I have accumulated a huge fitness DVDs. Workouts vary in type of workout, duration and intensity. I always have a workout that can fit my schedule and energy level, no matter how busy or tired I might be. If you do not have a lot of f... Read more
Does regular exercise help you burn more fat, even hours after your workout is over? Although a metabolism boost is touted as one of the benefits of physical activity, a new report says that exercisers won't burn more fat after a workout compared to... Read more
Editor's Note (Nicole Nichols): So many workout DVDs land on my desk, but since I only have so many hours in the day to work (and work out), I've started enlisting the help of my fellow SparkPeople employees to test them. I asked Teri, a new... Read more
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