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Physical Fitness Test Standards Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Physical Fitness Test Standards.

Bicycle Safety Tips

Whether you want to cut down on pollution or you want to get in shape, riding a bike is a great way to get around. But your trip could end in tragedy if you don’t ride safely. Just like driving a vehicle on the road, cyclists must observe what&...  Read more

Dietary Supplements for Depression

It's becoming more and more common for consumers to forgo medication when looking for a "natural" alternative to treating conditions like depression. No matter what method you choose, it's important to get all the facts. SparkPeople...  Read more

The Crunch Test

Measuring your fitness level regularly is one way to find out if you're making progress. Most fitness centers have trained staff who can evaluate your body composition, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance, b...  Read more

Reference Guide to Body Composition

Body weight alone is not a clear indicator of health or fitness because it does not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many are muscle. But body composition helps describe the amount (and distribution) of fat and lean muscle tissue in the bo...  Read more

Can You Be Overweight and Healthy?

Recently Lori, a client of mine, called me angry, upset and discouraged. She had just returned from her yearly physical, which she had been eagerly anticipating.  Though she hadn't reached her weight-loss goal, Lori had made many lifestyle c...  Read more

Help with Fitness Tracker please
Updated 7/5/2014 9:37:14 PM

I've been using a pedometer, clip on, which shows steps, miles, and calories burned. I am working with a health care advocate who is encouraging me to do 10,000 steps program. I am working my way up to it. But, there is really no way that I...  Read more

July (2014) Fitness Minutes Challenge
Updated 7/13/2014 1:36:59 PM

Here is our Fitness Minute Challenge for July, folks. 229 For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ... In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out...  Read more

Question about the SP Fitness Tracker
Updated 6/30/2014 2:42:16 PM

Curious: Why does Yoga (general stretching) burn more calories than Stretching (flexibility)?...  Read more

Fitness/Exercise or Diet/Nutrition plz help
Updated 6/30/2014 7:54:26 AM

I didnt know where to put this question.... is it really important to get tape measured? ...i wanted to have a family member measure me today but i forgot to ask them .. and tomorrow im starting my exercise..... and i dont really care the measurement...  Read more

Fitness Tracker Progress is Wrong
Updated 6/29/2014 1:51:59 PM

Today is my first day on this site and I have already messed it up. LOL When I went to track my fitness that I completed today (Walk 4.5 miles), I somehow put it in too many times. It says my progress is 15/5 when it should only be 4.5/4.5. Please he...  Read more

Take The President's Challenge

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

Ten Minute Break at Work

Try to see how many exercises you can do for a specific body part in ten minutes and track under other exercises. This allows you to keep track of the ones you have done so that you do not get bored or work the same group of muscles two days in a ro...  Read more

SparkGuy's 10 Minute Fitness Club

Group for anyone to build a consistent fitness habit by doing at least 10 minutes of fitness most days per week. See the message board in the SP Challenges forum by the same name....  Read more

Women, You've Been Exercising Too Hard, Says Study

When someone asks me whether X, Y or Z counts as "exercise" or "cardio," my first response is always, "Well, what does your heart rate tell you?"Measuring your heart rate is an important action for every exerciser. It le...  Read more

Do P.E. Classes Really Matter?

As funding is cut and schools face pressure to meet more rigorous testing standards, physical education classes are often the first thing to go. Many argue that the lack of P.E. is one reason for the increasing rate of childhood obesity. But are P....  Read more