When people begin a fitness program, they understandably have lots of questions, from how to perform certain moves to which exercises are most effective. One question that everyone seems to ask is how to breathe properly when working out.
I know... Read more
Eating more fruits and vegetables is a requirement for every healthy eater. But when you buy more fresh produce, do you end up throwing away more than you eat? You're not alone.
According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, the average... Read more
We've all heard the advice, "lift with your legs," and this guidance is especially true for people with weak, injured or arthritic joints.
Your body undergoes a great deal of stress and changes throughout your lifespan. The last th... Read more
Walking comes naturally to humans. It’s one of the earliest skills we develop, long before we learn how to talk (or invent excuses to avoid walking). And given good, basic health, it’s something you can do throughout your life without wor... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
What is a Cool Down?
A cool down is the act of gradually lowering body temperature, heart rate, and breathing rate following exercise.
The... Read more
Vader, your body needs food and proper nutrition to lose weight. That's hard to believe sometimes, but it's true. Try using Spark's calorie range that was set up for you upon registration, and Spark suggested meal plans to start out.... Read more
Proper (for me) portion sizes, finding a balance between carbs, protein, fat and fiber, finding variety in my food, eating more (when I'm actually under!), making conscious decisions about what, when and how much I eat.... Read more
I need a good diet for both diabetes and high cholesterol. I need a calorie chart and cholesterol information. I am lost and hoping to find some help in this membership. I am basically starting from scratch.... Read more
I don't know if this is the proper place to post this, but I keep getting kicked out (signed out) of Pep at random moments. Then I sign back in and it gives me a white screen instead of the posts.... Read more
30 minute shows actually help me SLOW DOWN. Time meal to begin & end with show. Eating alone & in silence = amplifies the aloneness. I eat faster to be through and out of the silence. Emptiness, missing people cycle that sends me to Emotional Eatin... Read more
Chalene Johnson is no stranger to fitness. She taught her first aerobics class at 18 and eventually created the wildly popular Turbo Jam®, Turbo Kick®, PiYo™, Turbo Jam®, Hip Hop Hustle™ and ChaLEAN Extreme® workouts.
She and Turbo Jam are sponsori... Read more
Strength training may not be rocket science, but for the average person, figuring out the best, safest, and most effective ways to lift weights is no small task. There's no shortage of workout videos, toning classes and fitness plans you could fo... Read more
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