The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
What is a Warm Up?
A warm up is the act of preparing for an athletic event or workout by exercising or practicing for a short time beforehand.... Read more
Upper body (arm) ergometers aren't a gym staple, but they're becoming more readily available in physical therapy offices, hospitals, universities and modern gyms. Targeted to meet the fitness needs of individuals who cannot use their legs for... 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
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 recently started working downtown, near South Ferry Terminal (Battery Park). I would love to have a group of people to walk with at lunch, socialize, maybe explore the area and find interesting and healthy places to eat. If you are inte... Read more
I just started working downtown, near South Ferry Terminal (Battery Park). I would love to have a group of people to walk with at lunch, socialize, maybe explore the area and find interesting and healthy places to eat. If you are interest... Read more
wow just took my blood pressure for my weigh in numbers and it read 96 over 49 over 45. I am on blood pressure meds because it is usually to high. like around 138, 78, 60. I am floored to see it so low. I guess just watch it a day or two. then call d... Read more
Hello. I have been apart of this site for a long time... but never stuck around long enough to really take advantage of what it offers..
I have been up and down with weight, but at this point in time with my life.. I don't even know where to beg... Read more
I usually save my exercise for the evening, but just found out that our evening is packed with some family plans. No big deal, but I feel odd not having done "something" before I go to bed, so I decided to finally try one of the seated workouts at w... Read more
I am not an avid exerciser, but I found another one that is fun. WII has a game called "Samba De Amigo" that is fun and works like a low impact aerobic. You have to remember to move your feet and hips as well as your arms, but it's easy. I makes it... Read more
The old running adage is as follows, “in order to run, one must run”—this is commonly referred to as the Principle of Specificity of Training. In other words, in order for you to become a more efficient runner, you must spend time running. But doing... Read more
Editor's Note (Nicole Nichols): So many workout DVDs land on my desk, but since I only have so many hours in the day to work (and work out), I've started enlisting the help of my fellow SparkPeople employees to test them. I asked Teri, a new... Read more
today i did Gilad's DVD called "The 60&30 minute Low Impact Workouts".. i did the thirty minute workout ...then i moved on to Suzanne Deason's "Yoga Conditioning For Weight Loss."
which is a great video that caters to all levels of flexibility a... Read more
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