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
The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes... Read more
We all like to get more done in less time, right? We shop from our computers to forgo waiting in lines at department stores and microwave our foods to cut down on cooking time. Some of us even take multitasking to new levels by checking our email whi... Read more
Most people believe that all exercises are good, safe and effective. After all it's exercise—and that has to count for something, doesn't it?
The truth is that some common exercises aren't safe at all (especially for people who... Read more
The obesity epidemic isn't just apparent on the streets of America's small towns and cities. Check out any veterinary clinic, and you will see that the numbers are rising in the canine and feline worlds, as well. The Association of Pet O... Read more
Did P90x plyometrics with my roommate today and burned over 1000 calories! Fourth time we've worked out together this week and it is GREAT to have someone else doing it so I can't cheat :)... Read more
Hi everyone! Brand new here and was wondering if you guys had any advice. I've been pretty sedentary for the better part of two years and want to get back in shape in preparation for next year's soccer season. I'm about 145 lb. and 5 4. There is a lo... Read more
First of all when I get dressed every morning I put on workout clothes. That way I'm ready to go when the mood hits.Then, if I'm not in the mood, I tell my self to JUST WALK!.. it's not that tough to just walk...I put on a Leslie Sansone DVD and star... Read more
We're always on the lookout for new fitness DVDs that are fun, challenging, and easy to fit into a busy day. So when R.I.P.P.E.D.: Total Body Challenge promised us a calorie-torching, full-body interval workout in less than 50 minutes, we had to... Read more
Editor's Note: This blog is part of our "Hello from SparkGuy" series--a weekly post where SparkGuy himself stops by to motivate, inspire and share a bit about what's going on at SparkPeople. Hello, SparkPeople Members!The crisp... Read more
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