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
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
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
Most people believe that all exercises are good, safe and effective. After all, it's all exercise, and that has to count for something, doesn't it?
The truth is that some of the machines in gyms aren't safe at all (especially for peo... Read more
Hey Everyone, I am a working girl and spend most of my day at office, sitting on a desk. I have started gaining weight, and my body is losing it's shape. Therefore, I am planning to start exercising like running and I am fond of cycling. So if you pe... Read more
I have been attempting to run for some time now. I did back off for a bit, but decided I'd like to give it another try. Right now, I am focused on getting to where I can run a mile without stopping. I'm going to try going this route - www.sparkpeopl... Read more
My husband is in the military and he has a PT test this weekend. On his run this morning he did two miles in 21 minutes; he needs to have his time down under 16:30 to pass. Obviously he doesn't have much time to train (don't w... Read more
My dilemma is tracking my walks I record my walking speed as 2 mph but many days I cannot reach even that speed due to leg spasticity. It sucks but should I track as the real time or should I reduce the time to compensate. I have mapped some of my... Read more
Love my Diamondback! I have been tracking with SparkPeople for 5 days and have been on my bike 4 of those 5. I have been walking for ... well forever, but can only get outside on the bike in this part of Oregon for about 4-5 months, and in the summer... Read more
During the last few years, ultra-intense workouts have been gaining popularity—and not just among athletes or hardcore exercisers who are gluttons for self-punishment. Even the relatively unfit and overweight are jumping at the chance to push t... Read more
People often ask me whether certain workouts are "high impact" or "low impact," and in answering them, I have discovered is that there is a lot of confusion among exercisers about what these terms really mean. Yes, they deal somew... Read more
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