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
Hi, I'm Sarah, 38. Just starting my weight loss journey. Well, I've lost and gained many times. I'm hoping to find support this time. I am 228 and would like to go to 125, so over 100 lbs. Would love new friends. Thanks.... Read more
I heard recently on a youtube video that its harder for women to lose weight, and to overcome plateaus because women have periods, and our hormones fluctuate soooo much.
Is this true? Doesn't it have that much of an affect on health and weight... Read more
I'm working towards weight loss. Haven't done much with weights but I swim twice a week and treadmill for an hour five days a week. Is it better to add weights later on our should they be incorporated when beginning?... 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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