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.
Dean Ande... Read more
Weight training is a critical component to the success of an athlete.
By becoming stronger and increasing muscular endurance, an athlete is able to perform more efficiently and is better able to avoid injury. Furthermore, there are a numbe... Read more
I love my eliptical machine dearly, but I have ankle problems during summer. Sometimes I swim just to do some cardio, but I can do it once a week due to work. Does anyone know how to exercise without taxing feet too much?
Can it be some pilates,... Read more
Running has been on my mind off and on for years. Tried it for about six months in my early 40's and absolutely loved it. Then I started to have pain in my right knee. Ignored it and kept running, but it just got worse. So, I finally gave up runn... Read more
I've recently started running longer distances (8-12 miles) and have noticed that eating a snack or a light meal beforehand isn't really enough to keep me fueled for that long of a run. What do people use to refuel during a run and how often/how soo... Read more
Hi! Are you participating in a 4th of July run/walk this coming holiday weekend in the US? If so, why and what distance? Are you going alone or with family/friends?
I, personally, am running the Excelsior (in Minnesota on Lake Minnetonka) Fir... 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
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
I am in the midst of training for a number of fall races which commences with the Chicago Rock N Roll 1/2 Marathon this Sunday and ends with the Las Vegas Rock N Roll 1/2 Marathon on December 5th. Throw in the Hood to Coast Relay at the end of this m... 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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