Snow enthusiasts everywhere are counting down the days until they can hit the slopes. Both skiing and snowboarding are fun and exciting winter pursuits. But these demanding physical activities also pose high risks. Without proper training, you won... Read more
Why do you exercise? Whether you want to increase your energy, reduce your health risks, or lose some unwanted pounds, do you ever wonder if all that working out is working for you? That's where fitness assessments come in, and they can be great... Read more
I started running as a way to lose weight, get fit and most of all to prove to my 6th grade P.E. teacher that I could run. Once I ran my first race, I was hooked. I love the challenge of running, and although not every run is joyful, running is my pa... Read more
It’s an age-old question, with no right answers. If you have to do both in the same day, does it matter whether you do strength training or cardio first? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice their opinions on this hot topic.
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The weather outside is frightful-- but that pond in your neighborhood is delightful. Frozen solid now, it offers all kinds of possibilities for winter sports that’ll keep you trim until springtime. What’s more, if you take to the ice... Read more
Today was my second time going with a running group and it was SO DIFFICULT. I was the slowest and ended up by myself. I felt so heavy and tired. I did 1.75 miles but I hate feeling like an asthmatic hippo! Feel bad that my weight got so high. Ugh.... Read more
I avoided running at ALL costs (even when I was 110 pounds and 14 years old.) I hated the out of breath feeling, but I started a 5 training program to increase my endurance, and guess what.... I actually like running. I'm not out in freezing temps o... Read more
Running 101: 8 Basic Types of RunsThere are eight basic types of runs that are practiced by runners of all levels everywhere. These evolved through a global trial-and-error process over many decades. They survived because they work. If you want to ge... Read more
Catch up on the week's most popular healthy living headlines. Fruit, Not Fries: Lunchroom Makeovers Nudge Kids Toward Better ChoicesNPR says that tweaking the lunch line options is having an impact on kids' diets. But how well does "up-s... Read more
The big news of December was the launch of the paperback edition of "The Spark," the New York Times Best Seller written by our own Chris "SparkGuy" Downie. The new and updated version not only has a lower price (WooHoo!) but it contains the Strong St... Read more
Last year I went through a brief phase (like 2 months?) of "running" which for me is probably slower than walking haha, but nevermind. Anyway, my best was maybeee 25 mins straight at a push? Well today I managed 13 mins, and if I hadn't had insanity... Read more
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