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
Most of us follow a set schedule during the weekdays. If you're like me, you know exactly what time you'll get up, go to the gym, shower, go to work, eat your meals, and hit the sack. But on the weekends? That schedule usually goes from naile... Read more
We all know how it goes. You make good food choices, avoid temptations, and work out every morning only to find that on Friday or Saturday night, your willpower goes out the window. Somehow you begin noshing on chicken fingers and guzzling beer then... Read more
Do you have a schedule that requires you to work more than forty hours per week, leaving you exhausted at the end of every workday? If so, go weigh yourself. If the number on the scale is higher than you believe it should be, you can probably blame y... Read more
Has anybody had ACDF surgery? I'm scheduled to have two levels, c6 and c7. I'm wondering how long before I'll be able to take a shower and wash my hair? I'm more concerned about that than pain or recovery time. Lol!... Read more
When I first started spark a few years ago there was a way to schedule fitness for each day - kind of a reminder. I had it set to do cardio one day and then strength training the next with a break on the 7 day - Is there a way to do that still? I c... Read more
I have scheduled specific workouts to do 3 days/week. Find something you look forward to doing. For me, that's weightlifting M/W/F. I don't look forward to running on the treadmill, but cardio is a necessary part of my workout that can't be neglec... Read more
I'm starting P90X on Sunday and wondered if anyone had any advise. I am currently 195 lbs, 5'6", 40 years old and had a baby 19 month ago. I've lost 40 lbs since giving birth...mostly by running and walking. That's just not enough anymore. I need to... 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
My aunt and I usually go to the gym on Sunday mornings after her Weight Watchers meeting. We haven't gone for the past few weeks since we've been camping or she's been gone or had something to do. This morning we went and had fun. I was only going to... Read more
Today was day 1 of week 4, Yoga X for 90 minutes. I survived it, but boy do I need to work on my flexibility. It's evident how out of shape I am when I can't do the easiest moved. Granted P90X is hard core, but man, oh man, I'm out of shape! Ok e... Read more
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