If you're new to exercise, overweight, or dealing with pain caused by an injury or a chronic condition like arthritis, your doctor may have recommended that you start a low-impact workout program. But what does "low impact" really mean&... Read more
You've probably heard of the fitness craze Zumba, a workout known as a dance fitness party. I originally tried Zumba with a friend by following a fitness DVD.
While the DVD was fun and the hip-swiveling moves were a blast (and effective at w... Read more
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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I may be registering for a half marathon coming up in Oct 15th and have never trained for a marathon before. For these past few years, I've been doing the elliptical with different resistances and intervals (though, I feel it may or may not be the sa... Read more
When at the gym working on strength training , how many types of excersized do you do per "muscle group"? How many reps should a person be doing ? I do 3 reps of ten I try to do 3 machines is this enough to prevent muscle loss/ build strength ?... Read more
How much strength training is enough to prevent muscle loss along with fat loss? Do push-ups & sit-ups count? If I'm walking 2 mi a day, and feel my muscles getting harder, does that mean I'm doing enough to prevent muscle loss?... Read more
Editor's note: You've been asking about Zumba for a long time, so we are happy to share this guest blog post from one of our favorite bloggers. Gina, otherwise known as The Fitnessista, is not only a HUGE fan of Zumba, but she's a Zumba i... 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
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