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Moderate Intensity Exercise Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Moderate Intensity Exercise.

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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

Ugh! I fell into a funk and stopped exercising and
Updated 3/1/2015 3:41:36 PM

Ugh! I fell into a funk and stopped exercising and was eating junk. I have gained half of what I had lost. Feeling like a failure! Time to get off my big butt and get back to it!...  Read more

First week of exercise and food tracking went pret
Updated 2/28/2015 11:47:27 AM

First week of exercise and food tracking went pretty well...had a "mini binge" last night, but back on track today... Going to the mall, so will be walking alot. Tomorrow is first weigh in, hoping for positive results....  Read more

This is week one of exercising. I hiked five mile
Updated 3/1/2015 9:50:44 AM

This is week one of exercising. I hiked five miles last Sunday and did the tread mill Monday and Tuesday. I'm going back today and am hoping my knees hurt because I haven't worked out in so long! Any suggestions? Should I use an incline or not?...  Read more

Upper body exercises/strength training might be an
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Upper body exercises/strength training might be an option?...  Read more

Visible abs come from diet more than exercise. Tho
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Visible abs come from diet more than exercise. Those who have them also have extremely low body fat. In most cases, their body fat is below the "healthy ideal" range (18-22% for women). You can damage your health if your body fat % is too low....  Read more

Intensity

I ramp up the intensity and I can feel and see the exercise benefits faster....  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

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

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