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
We all like to get more done in less time, right? We shop from our computers to forgo waiting in lines at department stores and microwave our foods to cut down on cooking time. Some of us even take multitasking to new levels by checking our email whi... 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
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
Started a low calorie plan (staying within my limits), & doing Taebo 3xs a week for 1 hr. With that being said I lost 7 lbs within the first 2 weeks but nothing since. Thinking about low carb for a while. Any suggestions??... Read more
I have decided to do a full body workout three times a week. On the other three days I do cardio training with sundays off. My question is if I'm trying to cut fat and not bulk up what set/rep ratio should I use? #help... Read more
What's the best workout for belly,leg, and arm fat? After three kids and having my tubes tied I find myself gaining so much weight! I've started drinking water all day with 1 soda and eating healthy!... Read more
Welcome Brandy! 900 calories a day is a bit low...was that recommended to you by a doctor? The lowest calorie range recommended by Spark is between 1200-1550. Also, losing 2lbs/day isn't really healthy...SP recommends losing 2lbs/wk max.... Read more
On days when I don't feel motivated to workout, I decide to at least take the time to do a low-impact workout (like walking). I find that once I start warming up, I become energized and can complete my originally planned exercise!... Read more
A cardio workout for 25 minutes per day is a great way to stay motivated because it's a short intense physical exercise that will get you sweating. The workout is super easy and a 25 minutes of intense workout leaves me feeling like I did 1 hours of... Read more
People often ask me whether certain workouts are "high impact" or "low impact," and in answering them, I have discovered is that there is a lot of confusion among exercisers about what these terms really mean. Yes, they deal somew... Read more
High intensity interval training (aka H.I.I.T.) doesn't always have to be high impact! This workout is perfect for maximizing your cardio time--without pounding your joints. (Oh, and did I mention it’s free of both burpees and squat thrusts... Read more
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