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
I am Neeraja from Chennai. I am new to this forum. I want to break my weight loss plateau. I use Jillian's BFBM and NMTZ on alternate days. My inches are dropping but my scale doesn't. Pls advise.... Read more
Hi everyone..... I need help.... In 2 weeks time im getting married and I really need to lose 10 pounds/5kgs! I know that loosing weight super fast is not recomended and not healthy and many other things but I really need a very good fad diet at thi... Read more
why is it so hard to lose weight on lithium. is it the metabolism or the appetite. im 85 pounds overweight and I need help. im also going thru a plateau right now that I can't break. what is the best way to lose weight on this drug and what caused t... Read more
My diet and exercise have taken an utter nosedive over the past several months, going from eating very healthy and exercising regularly to eating OK (not a lot of junk, but unbalanced) and exercising rarely.
Yet somehow I've lost weight and inc... 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
If interval cardio training is one of the best types of exercise for becoming fitter, stronger and healthier then surely "interval weight training" must be similar...
I asked my friend John, "what's the best for exercise using dumbells for weigh... Read more
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