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
There’s no doubt that getting older changes your body and appearance, but it also affects your ability to exercise. Your maximum heart rate declines with age, which means your heart and lungs can’t pump as much oxygen and blood to your mu... Read more
Everyone knows that athletes must plan and time their meals and snacks very carefully to reach their performance goals. But what about the rest of us? You try to squeeze in 30-60 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Do you have to be careful ab... Read more
There are a myriad of factors that affect heart health. From regular exercise to smoking cessation to eating a nutritious diet, there are a number of things you can do to strengthen your heart. But did you know that the mind-body connection can also... Read more
If your doctor has diagnosed you with Type 2 diabetes, then she has probably already told you about the importance of adding exercise to your treatment plan. Physical activity can help you improve your blood sugar control, lose weight, and reduce you... Read more
I started my weight loss journey back in August last year and have been quite successful. But I haven't really ever had an exercise plan. Luckily I play volleyball and walk or bike a lot to the places where I have to be, I also go... Read more
249 Starting weight 192 is 233 as of today 4-8-14 (Tuesday).
My exercise minutes 128 goal for 4-8-14 to 4-14-14 is 250 that's 45 minutes 5 days a week.
Walking 315 311 313 --- 4 to 5 days a week. No less than 30 minutes. 2.50 to 3.00... Read more
Just wondering, can you really lose weight doing chair exercises? I am very obese and have knee and back issues. I have decided to start with chair exercises but am wondering if I will really burn calories doing so ?... Read more
I have lost almost 20 lbs and am doing pretty good with the food and water thing, now it's time to start exercising. Exercise is not an easy thing to do at 341 lbs , I know the obvious is walking but I am having a lot of trouble with lower back and... Read more
Although it's my first time on sparkteens,I have always known more than one way to exercise.My siblings and I sometimes go crazy about riding our bikes.But we like to play tag-like games.My slightly younger sis and I invented an awesome game called "... Read more
Don't do the exact same exercise for the exact same time and intensity every day. Vary the times and intensities and even activity. Your body is smart and if you do the same thing all the time your body efficiently burns fewer calories for the sam... Read more
In order to form healthy habits, it is important to "just do it" when it comes to exercise. As long as you can start with at least 10 minutes of cardio every single day, you will find it easier to increase both the number of minutes of exercise and t... Read more
We all know that regular physical activity has a variety of health benefits and can help with weight loss. But wouldn't it be nice to know how much you need to exercise daily in order to prevent weight problems in the first place? According to a ne... Read more
Walking can be a great form of exercise. It's cost effective, easy on the joints and can be done almost anywhere. But how fast does your walk need to be? A new study in The American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that 100 steps per minute ca... Read more
I sure hope that gardening counts as exercise because that is what I did...lol. A lot of shoveling, digging, pulling, shaking, and walking back and forth was going on with the dirt. It definitely worked my glutes, hamstrings, arms, and chest.
I... Read more
I like how this research was conducted by Nintendo - LOL. We have a Wii and we have the Wii Games and I KNOW my daughter gets a lot of activity by playing these games. We don't have the Wii Fit YET but I bet you can a decent work out on it.
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