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
The next time you watch an infomercial, read an advertisement, or spot a new supplement reporting miraculous weight loss results, we wouldn’t blame you for cocking a wary eyebrow. When evaluating claims for weight loss products, the Federal... 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
Motivation is like cold hard cash: You can never have too much! And when you’re trying to lose weight (for the umpteenth time for many of us) you know that you need a wealth of motivational strategies you can count on. But, with so many motivat... Read more
How would you like an exercise program that banishes boredom, improves your fitness, develops new skills and prevents injuries? Sounds like an infomercial, but it's not! It's cross-training, and you can do it whenever and wherever you are in... Read more
My husband and I bought P90X YEARS ago and lasted probably a week. It's hard. Like kill me hard. I also think the reason I couldn't do it was because I wasn't motivated. Well , I definitely don't have a lack of motivation this time around. So, m... 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
I just got a Polar FT7 HRM and fitness tracker. The FT7 is reporting twice the calories burned as the P90X calorie counter. For the P90X I enter my weight, intensity, minutes, and the specific P90 exercise, and it calculates the calories burned. When... Read more
Work out while watching exercise infomercials - it can be more motivating than a typical fitness show because you see 'before & after' results in addition to actual exercise AND a trainer shouting YOU CAN DO IT!! It keeps me thinking I can do it too,... 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
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
By Dr. Christopher R. Mohr, R.D., PhD
There are more than 29,000 dietary supplements on the market today.
Itís a multibillion dollar market.
But how do you know whatís in your supplements? How do you know if they're effective? And,... Read more
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