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 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
Why do you exercise? Whether you want to increase your energy, reduce your health risks, or lose some unwanted pounds, do you ever wonder if all that working out is working for you? That's where fitness assessments come in, and they can be great... Read more
The Talk Test has been a generally accepted method of measuring (aerobic) exercise intensity for a long time now, although fitness experts have questioned whether or not the test is accurate across populations and different types of exercise. The tes... Read more
One of the most common mistakes new exercisers make is not measuring the intensity of their cardio workouts. Guidelines say that aerobic exercise should be “moderate” or “challenging,” but what does that feel like? You might m... Read more
Hi everyone! I'm Jackie, originally from Buffalo, but now living in Albany NY. Still love the Bills, OF COURSE!
I've been working hard to get fit, and I've been creating my own fitness challenges with a lot of people who have done an awesome job... Read more
Under My Fitness on the full site, you can log in distance under mileage, including a mapping function that while flawed (it won't let you undo, so if you mess up you start over) is effective. You can also save maps/routes.... Read more
I fell like I'm getting very generous "calories burned" from the minutes tracker here. I'm concerned because it adds available calories to my food tracker, I just want to make sure I'm not eating too much. Is there anyway to know for sure without a h... Read more
What is the best way to track calories burned if the exercise is not in the Spark tracker? I don't have an HRM; would that be the best tool to have? I've looked at some fitness trackers, including the Spark model, but I'm not sure they are what I nee... Read more
The President's Challenge (www.presidentschallenge.org) is another set of challenges available for FREE. Begun in the 1960s, it has been available for years. (Presidential Fitness Award, Physical Fitness Test, Presidential Active Lifestyle Award - PA... 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
Interested in the popular P90X program but not willing to shell out hundreds of dollars for the workout DVDs? Well you're in luck. Supreme 90 Day, a 10-DVD workout system that includes strengthening, cardio and abs workouts, is now available and... Read more
Hello everyone! This is my blog with my journey through the P90X program.
Tomorrow I start the official exercise program. I also start their recommended nutrition plan, the best I can. Since my weight resting metabolic rate (RMR), Daily Activity... Read more
I decided a while back to do P90X, but several people said to wait til after my HM. Well that was last Sunday so tomorrow I start P90X. I did the fitness test today and was able to pass it all (except pull-ups, my bar isn't up yet).
Resting Hear... Read more
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