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Moderate Intensity Exercise Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Moderate Intensity Exercise.

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

Cardio Exercise Tips for Seniors

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

What to Eat Before You Work Out

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

5 Mind-Body Exercises for a Healthier Heart

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

Exercising with Type 2 Diabetes

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

Beginning core exercises
Updated 7/20/2014 1:43:30 AM

I have decided to start doing exercises to strengthen my core muscles to see if it will help with my back problems. Does anyone have a good starting place for a noob like me? I have NEVER been able to do crunches, so needless to say, my core muscles...  Read more

Weight-loss and exercise when you have MS
Updated 7/18/2014 12:21:28 PM

I am struggling with weight -loss due to having MS. I can only walk for short distances before my legs need a rest. I have to use a walker to walk so aerobic exercise is limited to swimming and stationary bicycle. I do to therapeutic massage weekly b...  Read more

moderate excercise
Updated 7/18/2014 8:38:41 PM

I broke my ankle and a small bone in my leg this past winter, black ice eeeek, which required surgery, pins, then more surgery. 7 months later it is still swollen a bit and not 100% as strong as it was before the break Any suggestions would be greatl...  Read more

i really want to exercise
Updated 7/18/2014 12:02:55 AM

i finally decided that i want to lose weight and be healthy. i am 250lbs. when i started a year ago i was 240lbs, i have gain 10lbs since i last checked this site. At 5'5" and 250lbs i realize its harder to move, i have a lot less energy, and I'm mor...  Read more

Can't change my exercise goals
Updated 7/17/2014 9:40:51 AM

I'm having some sort of technical problem with the site. I want to change my exercise goals to 30 minutes/5 times a week (a total of 150 minutes a week), but I when I update the numbers in my goals, it doesn't update in my exercise tracker. My exerci...  Read more

My fitness secret for burning more calories

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

Just Do It, and Just Do It Every Day

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

Curves Divas

Calling all women who go to Curves! As we learn healthy eating and exercise habits we can support one another!...  Read more

1 Hour: Amount Women Should Exercise to Prevent Weight Gain

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

Step Up the Pace to Turn a Walk into a Workout

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

Gardening Counts as "Moderate Intensity" Exercise...Wow!

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

Can Playing Active Video Games Equal Moderate Intensity Exercise?

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. w...  Read more