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
Like many people these days, I look for ways in my everyday life to pinch a few pennies and stretch the dollars a little farther. If I can make iced tea, why would I buy the bottled version? If I can make a shampoo last a little longer by turning it... 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
You waited all year for summer to arrive, dreaming of all the activities you could do if only the weather was nice. But now that warm weather has arrived, the extreme heat and humidity can make it difficult to spend any time outdoors—let alone... 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
I completed a round of P90X last spring and lost 20 pounds and 12". The weight and inches just kind of shed off of me. My spouse and I began P90X again, 5 weeks ago. We switched to P90X3 almost 3 weeks ago. I'm beyond frustrated. I would say that a 2... Read more
Ok, so I am a woman that is 330lbs. I have been watching these weight loss programs such as biggest loser and extreme weight loss to help my motivation. It is appealing because they lose a phenomenal amount of weight. My question is has anyone here h... Read more
I work out sometimes at church with friends. We do lots of different programs--Turbo, Jillian Michaels, the other Biggest Loser dude, etc. My favorite is Turbo Fire, but some of those I won't take to church b/c of the songs--not quite appropriate.... Read more
Hello everybody! I signed up about a year ago when I started to really gain weight, but kind of forgot about it. I'm hoping maybe it will help me slim back down. For a lot of my life I was actually underweight, but since I got a full time desk job... Read more
The new Bowflex home gym Extreme SE 2 (2014 version) is $1300... a big investment. I constantly see them for sale on Craigslist which made me wonder if it's worth buying.
I was wondering if anyone out there has used them, and whether they sto... 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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