Kettlebells were practically unheard of in North America until recently, but now exercising with a bowling-ball-shaped weight with a handle is the newest fitness trend. Used by fitness enthusiasts, collegiate athletes, and pro sports teams alike, mor... Read more
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
Everyone wants to do more in less time. Just imagine how much you could get done if you had an extra hour or two a day! That may be a fantasy, but boosting the caloric burn—without spending more time in the gym—isn't. Use these smart... Read more
Remember when you were a kid and claimed that your dog ate your homework, when really you just didn't get around to writing your book report? Of course, your teacher knew you were fibbing. While most of us are past blaming the dog instead of taki... Read more
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
I read reviews on the Nike one and it seems to not be very durable (strap breaks). I'm holding out for the Charge HR because I want to know what my actual calorie burn is instead of the guesstimate from the treadmill. Smart functions are a bonus.... Read more
I have not been gone from Sparks for long - a long vacation- but there is one feature I can no longer find. There used to be a message review screen where you could set date parameters and then review the message from established time period. This... Read more
Haven't been around for a while but wondered where you went to review old daily notes. Used to track restaurants there and it was easily to look through and figure out when I went and what I calculated I could eat without extreme guilt. I'm sure yo... Read more
Although kettlebell training has been around for more than a century, they've only recently become mainstream fitness tools within the last few years. I get questions about kettlebells, requests for kettlebell videos, and queries about the b... Read more
I always try to stay on top of the latest fitness trends—not only because it helps me to answer questions from our members and keep our fitness content fresh, but also because I'm a bit of a fitness junky. I like to try new things so that m... Read more
I purchased the 5-lb and 10-lb Danskin Now Kettlebell (under $14 each) after reading a magazine article about the benefits of kettlebell training. I eagerly clipped the kettlebell routine from the magazine and posted it on the refrigerator. The first... Read more
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