Should I use the Cardio Tracker or my machine to figure out how many calories my exercise burned?
SparkPeople’s database estimates the number of calories you burn during exercise, based on generally-accepted rates of calories burned for va... Read more
The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recently published research that determined the most effective gluteal exercises. The study compared specific gluteal exercises to a traditional squat to see which exercises targeted the butt muscles most effect... Read more
Navigating your way around the weight room can sometimes feel like an obstacle course—especially if you are not familiar with the surroundings. You can easily injure yourself if you're not being careful or attentive. In probably the largest... Read more
Whether you have a disability or a chronic condition that limits your mobility, exercise doesn't have to be out of reach or even painful. In fact, depending on your condition, your health care provider has probably recommended that you increase y... Read more
It’s a classic question with no right or wrong answer. If you want an effective strength training workout, should you use free weights or machines? Which option will help you reach your goals? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice... Read more
I'm signed back up in the gym for the winter, and will probably be spending a bit of time on the treadmill, elliptical, and bike. I was thinking it would be nice to take my tablet along and watch a video of the road flying by while I'm walking/pedali... Read more
I like doing the 30 minute circuit at Planet Fitness because it's a full-body workout, and keeps my heart rate up as well. According to my heart rate monitor I burn 300 calories when I do the circuit.
My only worry is that people seem to be say... Read more
Maybe a SP professional can help me on this one.
Or anyone who was faced with this problem.
I do 20 minutes on the treadmill everyday, 5 days a week.
I do it before or after an aerobics/strength class.
The problem: my legs become somewh... Read more
I don't know exactly what is wrong but my lower left back and upper thigh/leg are always in so much pain. The last doctor I saw said its "Just" muskulo-skeletal pain and doesn't think its anything serious. He gave me stretches to do to help but it ne... Read more
While sitting at my computer reading I do sidebends, twists, dumbbell bicep curls or overhead tricep extensions.I do this while watching tv too but then there is room to add seated leg extensions. You can get in a lot of exercise just sitting on your... Read more
It might seem intuitive to avoid exercising your joints when they're causing you pain. But, like many aspects of the human body, what seems to make sense isn’t necessarily what's good for you! When you're suffering from arthritis, o... Read more
Last week's fitness blog featured strength training exercises a beginner could do at home. This week's blog features those exercises that allow you to do a full-body workout routine in the gym.
If you feel you do not have time to incorporate al... Read more
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