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Low Intensity Exercise Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Low Intensity Exercise.

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The Best Fat-Burning Advice

Wouldn’t it be great if all the fat-burning secrets you see in magazine ads and TV infomercials actually worked? If sauna suits, cellulite-shrinking creams, herbal wraps, and pills designed to “boost metabolism and melt fat away” di...  Read more

Reference Guide to Cooling Down

SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness. What is a Cool Down? A cool down is the act of gradually lowering body temperature, heart rate, and breathing rate following exercise. The...  Read more

Carbohydrate Adjustments for Exercisers with Diabetes

Many people with diabetes have special needs that should be considered when planning an exercise program. Exercise can cause your blood glucose levels to drop too much, especially if you take insulin or other glucose-lowering medications. Sympto...  Read more

8 Workouts You'll Love if You Hate to Sweat

There's little I love more than a good run or high-energy kickboxing class where you leave completely covered and dripping with sweat. There's something about being drenched that signals—to me—that I've had a really good worko...  Read more

An Exerciser's Guide to Skin Care

There’s no disputing the fact that exercise is good for the human body. So it stands to reason that exercise would also benefit the body's largest organ: its skin. But does working up a sweat actually do anything good for your skin—or...  Read more

Recent success: exercised before work & boosted my
Updated 2/2/2016 12:23:39 PM

Recent success: exercised before work & boosted my energy....  Read more

Exercising between job applications today ;)
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Exercising between job applications today ;)...  Read more

Hubby came to exercise! It was great. Competitio
Updated 2/2/2016 11:29:11 AM

Hubby came to exercise! It was great. Competition...good...  Read more

Anyone have any tips for shoulder injury exercises
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Anyone have any tips for shoulder injury exercises that won't create more damage but still allow me to keep it moving?...  Read more

Have you been reducing your carbs? Most low carb d
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Have you been reducing your carbs? Most low carb diets are high(er) in fat, as you can only increase protein within reason. The max recommended is about 30%. So if you're only getting 20% of your cals from carbs, then half must be from (healthy) fats...  Read more

Interval Training

Exercising with periods of high intensity and alternating them with periods of low intensity keeps me burning calories far after I've stopped working out. Intervals can speed up weight loss. It has mine!...  Read more

How Much Exercise Is Enough?

.15 Ways to Burn 150 CaloriesWhat You Didn't Know About ExerciseBefore you make a decision on how much exercise you need, you should have a good idea of your exercise goal or goals: Are you exercising for physical fitness, weight control, or as a way...  Read more

Moms And Dads At Home Getting Healthy Together

Hello moms and dads! Huddle the children, your furry friends and let's get out for some exercise and away from the temptations of that beast called the fridge! See you soon!...  Read more

The Truth about the 'Fat-Burning Zone' and Weight Loss

The information on cardio machines can be deceiving. The "fat burning zone" is a myth that is based on a fact, but taken out of context. It's true that higher intensity exercise uses more glucose and glycogen (the form of energy yo...  Read more

7 Good Reasons to Try Interval Training

What if I told you there was an exercise technique that could burn more calories—and fat—in less time that was also fun? You may think that I was hawking some fitness gadget in an infomercial, or simply lying to you, but neither of those...  Read more

Why I Am Fitting in More Low Intensity Exercise

I think there is currently too much emphasis on high intensity exercise. I'm definitely a practitioner of HIIT, but I don't do it to the exclusion of everything else. There's a lot going for low intensity exercise, but most people dismiss the m...  Read more