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
You wake up to your husband preparing a platter of fruit and a slice of whole wheat toast for breakfast. Your wife always has a healthy dinner—lean protein and fresh veggies—ready at 6 o’clock. Your co-workers have teamed... Read more
Most people who “go green” bring reusable bags to the store, unplug electronics when they’re not in use, and recycle more. Others move to more involved changes, like trading in for a hybrid, buying carbon offsets, or installing sola... Read more
Before Gail Devers won the 100-meter dash at the 1992 Olympics, she spent countless hours on the track. But you know where else she spent her time? In the gym, doing strength training. Not to gain weight, but to keep her muscles strong.
The comm... Read more
I went from exercising 1-2 times a day, 6 days a week (I run competitively), to not at all due to a foot injury. Not wanting to gain weight, I dropped my calories to 1200-1250 a day. I immediately started losing weight/inches, which wasn't happening... 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
Contest closed! The winner is:KHTERRYCongratulations!Are you still dragging your feet on strength training? You're not alone--many people tend to skimp on the weights in favor of calorie-torching cardio. However, while cardio is excellent for wei... Read more
After two weeks of experimenting, I'm jumping full swing into the p90x program. I am doing the lean program and hope to do it 6 days a week as recommended. I look forward to the next 90days.
As part of the plan, I will be weighing in and taking wee... Read more
Tuesday, April 6, 2010 Fitness Test
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 Core Synergistics
Thursday, April 08, 2010 Cardio X
Friday, April 09, 2010 Shoulders & Arms, Ab Ripper
Saturday, April 10, 2010 Yoga X
Sunday, April 11, 2010 Legs & Back, Ab Ripp... Read more
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