Personal trainers can help people reach their health and fitness goals, or they could be big wastes of money. It's tough to know whether or not you need a trainer's expertise. And if you do, it's even more difficult to pick the right one.... Read more
Wouldn’t it be great to be inside the mind of a health and fitness expert, even just for a little while? You could learn the tricks of the trade, straight from the experiences in their own lives. Do what they do, make the healthy choices they m... Read more
My first experience with this revolutionary indoor cycling activity seems like a distant memory. As I walked into the room, the lights were dimmed and candles were lit around the room. People all around me were wearing these tight black shorts an... Read more
Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects more than 23 million people in the United States. If managed well, people with diabetes can live normal, healthy lives. However, the many devastating effects of uncontrolled or poorly controlled diabetes are... Read more
Why do you exercise? Whether you want to increase your energy, reduce your health risks, or lose some unwanted pounds, do you ever wonder if all that working out is working for you? That's where fitness assessments come in, and they can be great... Read more
I have noticed the fitness tracker does not calculate calories properly. If I put in a weight lifting activity, like bicep curls, wrist/ankle weights, etc., it will determine my calories expended based on the duration of the workout, but it does not... Read more
I hate to be a downer, and usually don't complain about stuff on Spark, but I REALLY HATE the fitness reports. They used to show ST and cardio min. in a nice easily readable format but these line graphs are pretty much useless. I can't even get it to... Read more
Hi- I want to start a fitness challenge group with my friends. Not just weight loss but lots of other wellness goals. Can I do this on spark people or is there another app that will work better?
Thanks for all your advice!... Read more
The President's Challenge (www.presidentschallenge.org) is another set of challenges available for FREE. Begun in the 1960s, it has been available for years. (Presidential Fitness Award, Physical Fitness Test, Presidential Active Lifestyle Award - PA... Read more
I favor the Nutritional and Fitness journals on SparkPeople.com but I also find when I carry a small notebook where I can make notes of each food I have eaten throughout the day, I tend to be much more successful. It is like a nice reward, to be able... Read more
When Stepfanie recently told me and then subsequently blogged about a bad experience she had with a personal trainer, I wasn't surprised. I know a bit about what goes on in gyms where the line between trainer and salesperson is a fine one. What s... Read more
A Consumer Reports review in the July issue highlights their recent laboratory findings regarding protein drinks. They tested fifteen drinks using an outside laboratory and discovered some disturbing results. Since we previously provided a review of... Read more
So I did a test of my fitness today. If you've read my SparkPage you'll know that I used to be an elite road bike racer. Anyway, I stopped doing that 11 years ago and subsequently weigh 20 lbs more than my very lean race weight (hello Spark People).... Read more
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