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
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My names is Lexie and I am new to the sight. I have been doing the whole dieting and healthy eating with working out for about 6 years now. The problem is I am getting super bored of the healthy eating; so I thought I would... Read more
Can anybody tell me if they have used and found value in the spark people fitness tracker? I see this advertised but don't see any reviews for this product. I have seen coworkers wearing similar types of fitness devices. This one advertised here is s... Read more
I entered my goal to be 45 minutes of cardio a day for 5 days per week. The goal listed is 315 minutes per week which is incorrect. I tried editing it a few times but it does not change to the correct number which is 225. So I'm assuming that the ca... Read more
Would you consider increasing the maximum allowed fitness minutes per day? There are days when two hours of fitness minutes is not sufficient. For an example, I might go for distance rather than speed on a hot summer day. As another example, I... Read more
I've been using a pedometer, clip on, which shows steps, miles, and calories burned.
I am working with a health care advocate who is encouraging me to do 10,000 steps program. I am working my way up to it.
But, there is really no way that I... 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
Meet Chris Kramer, a SparkPeople.com member (username ChrisKenandkids) who lost 73 pounds! Here's how she did it. Plus, find out how she fuels up for her favorite sport: tae kwon do. How old are you? 43 How long have you been a Spar... 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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