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
More and more kids are gravitating toward weight training. In most cases, strength training is safe and encouraged for kids. However, when done incorrectly, whether too intensely or too early in life, it can lead to permanent damage. Fitness trainer... Read more
There’s a reason pumpkins are so popular. Not only do they inspire creative carved sculptures, decadent desserts, and soothing stews, but they can also be blended into your beauty routine for healthier skin. Pumpkin is high in many nutrients th... Read more
We hear it all the time—you changed your habits and lost weight steadily, but after awhile, that progress halted. You’ve been stuck at the same weight for days, weeks, or even months. There’s nothing more frustrating t... Read more
I'm taking a temp job where I'll be hiking 5 to 10 miles a day. We'd be doing this for 21 days straight, then taking 7 days off (over the course of 3 months). The way the work schedule would be set up, I'm going to have to cut my cardio back to 30 mi... Read more
Today I finally got to Level 13 (my current trophy from SparkPoints)!!! It's been a long time in coming. I made it a small goal to provide incentive to begin tracking again and re-lose 10 pounds!!! Instead of focusing too much on the scale, I am f... Read more
When putting in my information, one of the questions asked for is activity level. I work out a LOT (most days 70-80 min of cardio + strength, and about 40 minutes (total) of walking to and from school) but I'm also a med student, which means I spend... Read more
I have exercised and dieted for the past two years (since I got married). I just was never motivated enough to keep it up. I'm finally motivated but I need help. I have no energy to workout!! I start my workouts and within 1 minute I'm ready to just... Read more
Today's article on the front page is about pain patches for relief of muscle pain. I have found a great method to relieve or stop sore muscles before it happens. It's called contrast therapy.You get in the shower, put the water on as cold as you can... Read more
This is a group for those anywhere in the world that either swims regularly, swims occasionally or would like to swim as part of their fitness routine. We embrace all swimmers of any level.... Read more
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com. She writes a monthly series on menopause health and fitness.
One of the most visible changes you may notice during the menopausal perio... Read more
Skincare ExpertsDr. David Bank, dermatologist in Mount Kisco, New YorkDr. Doris Day, dermatologist in New York CityDr. Howard Murad, dermatologist in Los Angeles and founder of Murad, Inc.Expert Tips1. Skip the bubbles. Foamy lather feels luxuri... Read more
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