I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
We often hear a lot about aerobic or “cardio” exercise and how it improves fitness, reduces one’s risk of lifestyle diseases, an... Read more
Would you like to swap your usual workout out for one that's just four minutes long? Of course you would! Well, that's the allure of Tabata training, a type of super high-intensity interval training that is becoming more and more popular.
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If I told you that there was a way to burn more calories, lose more fat, and improve your cardiovascular fitness level while spending less time doing cardio, you’d probably reach for your phone to report me to the consumer fraud hotline, right?... Read more
Running or walking a 5K (3.1-mile) race is a fun and realistic goal for exercisers of all fitness levels. If you're ready to train for your first 5K, but not sure where to start, don't worry! SparkPeople's certified trainers have created... Read more
Question: Are you suppose to track your exercise as well as what you get for your fitbit? I am a little confused. I exercise 3X a week but I only allow for what the fitbit shows...should I also be putting in my minutes on the elliptical and weights?... Read more
I'm having problems logging in my exercise. How do you log in intermittent walking, and running in an attempt to lasso a ram, then dragging him twenty feet or so, THEN sitting on it while using all your muscle holding its leg to castrate it?... Read more
I haven't been sticking to my exercise very well lately. I get frustrated when I wake up early for "me" time and then everyone wakes up and then wants breakfast. I am worn out before the afternoon. Me first today lol! Have a successful day all ;)... Read more
What if I told you there was an exercise technique that could burn more calories—and fat—in less time that was also fun? You may think that I was hawking some fitness gadget in an infomercial, or simply lying to you, but neither of those... Read more
Tight on time?Don't give up on your workout today. If you have a mere four minutes—that's just 240 total seconds—to spare (and who doesn't), then you do have time to squeeze in a super effective workout that provides major hea... Read more
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