I recently swam laps for the first time since my childhood swimming lessons. The next day, when my muscles were sore and fatigued, I realized that there was much more to swimming than just splashing around. This gentle-but-challenging form of exercis... Read more
When you're serious about your training and your fitness goals, you're no stranger to tough workouts. You know that you have to put in the hard work to get the results you want.
But whether you’re training for a specific even... Read more
We’ve all heard that a combination of diet and regular exercise is the best way to lose weight and keep it off long term.
For some of us, common sense dictates that the more you work out—and the higher the int... Read more
Consistency, so important to the SparkPeople System, is something our society often overlooks. People are so focused on wanting things now that they aren't willing to spend the time consistently doing small things over time. This attitude results... Read more
Running a marathon can be one of the greatest and most challenging experiences of your life. I can’t say that I always love training for these races, but the feeling of accomplishment I experience when I cross the finish line is lik... Read more
Anyone have any suggestions for active recovery cardio? I have a streak going of 55 days (!!!) but am feeling super sore. Don't want to end the streak but do want to give my body a rest and some TLC. Any ideas?... Read more
I am 55 five years old and a 5th grade teacher in a small town in Montana. I was diagnosed with stage one breast cancer in October 2014. I had a lumpectomy and 33 radiation treatments. Through the process I gained weight and of cour... Read more
I have suffered from eating disorders in the past few years, and am currently trying to recover. At the beginning of my recovery I gained a lot of weight, which was necessary to heal but now I would like to tone up a bit without falling back into old... Read more
Tight control of BP (blood pressure) in diabetics lowers the risk of strokes, heart attacks and heart failure and slows the progression of diabetic kidney disease...Read more at the link below... Read more
Be careful when exercising during the middle of the day.Know the symptoms and signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke and take precautions. Aim to exercise early (first thing) before it gets hot or wait until evening when the temperatures have cool... Read more
Music goes a long way with motivating me to work out. I can't imagine running, teaching Spinning class or even lifting weights without some good tunes to keep my mood and energy levels high. When I teach classes, music takes center stage. I take a lo... Read more
According to the National Stroke Association, a stroke or "brain attack" is the third leading cause of death in America and a leading cause of adult disability. Since up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable, knowing what you can do to r... Read more
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