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
There's no big red “Easy” button for getting fit. Just as weight isn't gained overnight, losing it requires steady, sustained effort. That said, you don't have to go to the other extreme, putting the rest of your life on h... Read more
These days, many people live and die by the numbers churned out on their heart rate monitors or fitness devices, analyzing how long their heart rate stayed in the cardio zone versus the fat-burning zone to define the quality of their exercise program... Read more
Fitness has come full circle. For years, trainers have been hailing the benefits of HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training), which keeps your body guessing by switching between short, maximum-intensity bursts and lower-intensity recovery periods. But... Read more
It's kinda hard to workout with back pain from childbirth a year plus ago. Positive note I lost all baby weight 20pds I'm just trying to keep it off and a little discouraging when in pain. I go on walks pushing the stroller. Sometimes gym... Read more
Have been recording workouts and food, but I haven't commented much I started working again. I'm on my feet for 5-6 hrs. a day and kids happen. I really excited I got a run in this morning wasn't much .5 walk,.5run,.5walk.5run,.3 walk. YEAH ME!!!... Read more
Is the P90X Workout Right for You?The 5-Minute HIIT Workout You Need to TryP90X, the intense home fitness program by Beachbody, has become wildly popular for its convenience and quick results. Not for the faint of heart — the “X” stands for extreme —... Read more
it requires almost 2 hours and 20 minutes of workout time each day. On some days you will start with cardio and will have to spend some time doing resistance and abs in the evening.Doubles P90X Workout Schedule - Phase 3. I want you to see how seriou... 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
Has anyone quantified P90X workouts?
It's so frustrating to work out till you sweat (perspire!) only to be left without a standard reference for how many calories you've burned.
Same goes for both Mari Winsor & Malibu pilates, and probabl... Read more
Tonight I learned that you only need an incredibly small space to do Plyo. I worked out in the "hallway" of my Hampton Inn room with no problem (and thankfully no complaints from other guests!).
As I was working out, I realized that the space w... Read more
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