SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
We often hear a lot about aerobic or “cardio” exercise and how it improves fitness, reduces one’s risk of lifestyle diseases, an... Read more
When people begin a fitness program, they understandably have lots of questions, from how to perform certain moves to which exercises are most effective. One question that everyone seems to ask is how to breathe properly when working out.
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I sat listening quietly to the women in my monthly weight-loss support group talk amongst themselves over the conference line. Marge was sharing how happy she was to be back to her regular daily walks after months of being derailed by her broken ankl... Read more
If only there were two or three more hours in a day, then I’d be able to reach the bottom of my to-do list. But between children, work and juggling the needs of an elderly mother, there never seems to be enough time. And like many women, exerci... Read more
Is water important? Well let’s see, other than making up 50%-60% of our bodies, regulating body temperature, helping our breathing, transporting nutrients, carrying away waste and helping our muscles function, water is pretty much useless. Oh,... Read more
Our bodies need a minimum of 1200 calories just to keep us breathing and our vital functions ticking. You should aim to hit at least your minimum every day. I don't know your food issues, but SP is a great resource to get you on track. Good luck.... Read more
Well think I am see the end of this lung infection glad too want to get work I work in long term care and miss my residents and unfortunately the h2n3 hit us I am worried about elderly residents..I find out mon when I can go back .....this virus bad... Read more
Finally got legs and lungs back. Havent been running since fell and broke elbow and put big hole in knee (9/1/13) life also stepped in as we moved 1500 miles to new house. Can finally put time into training and today ran 2.5 miles in 30 min.... Read more
Cardio activity should be about building lung capacity NOT endurance. In order to "go the distance", one needs to store fat to complete the exercise. -- In the past I trained for a marathon. Now I need a steady, day-to-day activity that allows me fit... Read more
For all those who want to lose weight/get in shape/fight chronic disease withOUT spending a lot of money. Also: Negotiating living in big, expensive cities and STILL staying healthy, fit and vital!... Read more
A study at the University of Geneva has shown how something as small as taking the stairs instead of the elevator can have a big impact on your health. The study started with 69 participants who had a sedentary lifestyle, meaning they did less than... Read more
This past August the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) met in Daegu, South Korea dealing one of the biggest blows to women endurance runners across the world when they announced that only times achieved in women's-only roa... Read more
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