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
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
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
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
Started the 28 day workout from home challenge today. 1st workout was a 25 minute cardio blast. I did 10 minutes and quit because it was too hard. Then felt bad and went back and finished - it got easier. I've never done that before! Feels great!... Read more
Fell off my workout wagon but ready to get back to it! 30 minutes on the treadmill every morning and another 1hr of strength and cardio every night (except for a rest day on the wknd). THAT and good nutrition should get me to my goal!!... Read more
Aerobic Equipment: The Treadmill and More9 Amazing Reasons Women Should Lift WeightsMillions of Americans walk or run on treadmills or use other types of equipment to get aerobic exercise, and according to the National Sporting Goods Association, the... 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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