You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
Fitness infomercials promise a lot: dramatic weight-loss, big results, a six pack in 30 days! But unfortunately, most of them do not deliver on those promises. When those ads are so intriguing and believable, how do you know which new products delive... Read more
When you think about working out—or even see it on TV, in movies, or at your own gym—does stretching come to mind? Probably not.
Stretching is easily ignored, even in commercials for gyms. Yet it's an important part of any fitnes... Read more
What comes to mind for you when you hear the word diet? If you’re like most people, you probably imagine eating carrot sticks, going to bed hungry, and giving up your favorite foods—and that's why so many diets fail. Most people just... Read more
Editor's Note: After much deliberation, food writer John "Mr. Bad Food" McGran has come up with the "best" of the worst foods he’s reviewed over the past year.
Here there are in his words (in no particul... Read more
Instead of Atkins (too extreme), calculate your carbs in every single meal and snack and make sure they are no more than 30% of the meal or snack you eat. Don't count them by the day but by the meal. It will stabilize blood sugar so you can lose.... Read more
Did P90x plyometrics with my roommate today and burned over 1000 calories! Fourth time we've worked out together this week and it is GREAT to have someone else doing it so I can't cheat :)... Read more
I'm starting P90X on Sunday and wondered if anyone had any advise. I am currently 195 lbs, 5'6", 40 years old and had a baby 19 month ago. I've lost 40 lbs since giving birth...mostly by running and walking. That's just not enough anymore. I need to... Read more
This team is for people who are just starting P90X, have done the program and want to share their experience, or people who want info on the program to make sure that its the choice for them.... Read more
By Chalene JohnsonProbably the most common question I get when I release a new exercise program is, "Help! I'm gaining weight! Am I doing something wrong?" This is a common phenomenon with any new exercise program, such as Turbo Kick, T... Read more
Editor's Note: If you haven't checked out SparkPeople Radio, now's the time! We've been on the air since November, and this on-demand show is a hit. Each week, hosts Lily Hills and Karen Hudson share the latest and greatest stories to... Read more
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