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
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
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
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.
I know... Read more
SparkPeople is seeking a full time Digital Marketing Manager to lead PPC and direct response sales efforts. The Digital Marketing Manager will have an opportunity to play a key role on the marketing team by contributing expertise an... Read more
Another thread made me curious as to how each of us started our lives, before weight became an issue.
I was severely underweight as a child. When I hit puberty, I went from 74 to 106 over the summer. This brought me pretty close to normal, though t... Read more
I thought I was eating well and exercising but got a wake-up call last year when my A1C levels went into pre-diabetic. I got back to SP, started tracking, running (two 5K races!), and set some new goals (8 F/V a day). I havent lost much weight but I... Read more
I seem to be hitting my maximum capacity when I do high intensity dvd's really fast. About 10-15 mins into the workout I feel like I am going to throw up. I stop the workout and wait for the nausea to subside and catch my breath and then I continue... Read more
I have discovered the joy of volunteering to help with research studies at the university. I don't do any of the ones that require taking new medications, but I have been in several that deal with muscle fatigue, lung capacity, and metabolic rate.... 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
By Beth Donovan aka ~Indygirl
People of size or those with limited range of motion have special challenges when trying to get fit. Not only do they have a longer way to go or a harder time getting there, but they have trouble finding equipment... 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
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.