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
If you're new to exercise, overweight, or dealing with pain caused by an injury or a chronic condition like arthritis, your doctor may have recommended that you start a low-impact workout program. But what does "low impact" really mean&... Read more
Although yoga has been around for thousands of years, it's become increasingly popular recently and has undergone quite the makeover. There are intense, sweaty styles of yoga that make the muscles of even the fittest people tremble; there are gen... Read more
Millions of people struggle with the problem of chronic pain (defined as pain lasting longer than three to six months). The severity and frequency of the pain can range from mild, occasional discomfort (such as a typical headache) to intense, c... Read more
I have been procrastinating starting an exercise program, finding every excuse I could. Today, I joined a gym and promptly had my first workout session. The first one in several years! I am so proud (and so tired)!
Just had to share.... Read more
Can anyone recommend a workout video other than the Hip Hop one's that have good upbeat music to workout to. I'm basically looking for a medium to low aerobic workout video that doesn't play the same monotone beat in the background. Upbeat music ke... 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
In order to keep active and interested in keeping active I'm decided to try something new more often. Last night for example I did a P90X workout and I'm pumped to keep up with my workouts.... 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
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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