Want to boost your fitness level and burn more calories? This program uses intervals (short bursts of higher-intensity activity followed by lower intensity recovery periods), which can be a more effective way to train than exercising at one intensity... Read more
Runners are a breed all their own. I can say that because I am a runner. We can be quirky about our race rituals and to outsiders looking in, our lives seem to revolve around a "boring" sport of putting one foot in front of the other. But a... Read more
Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart!
The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every... Read more
Running or walking a 5K (3.1-mile) race is a fun and realistic goal for exercisers of all fitness levels. If you're ready to train for your first 5K, but not sure where to start, don't worry! SparkPeople's certified trainers have created... Read more
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
When all I want to do is stroke them and be friends! I really mean them no harm! Honest! I only have a few feline friends that allow me to stroke them! I wish they could sense how much I love them and stop running!... Read more
I got back into running because I wanted an inexpensive way to exercise and lose weight. However, I have been reading several articles that talk about running can stall weight loss because your body gets used to the long distances and d... Read more
I have just read an article (on-line) that said walking was as good as running. I won't ague with that but myself I burn more calories when running than walking. I would bet that most of us burn about 2/3 more. So how can that be as good.
Anyone... Read more
I am currently training to do a 1/2 marathon in November. I am looking for suggestions on what to eat and how long before my run I should eat. I was eating a bagel thin with peanut butter and I increased to a regular bagel - but now that my runs a... Read more
I just logged onto SparkPeople and didn't see a message on the home page saying SPAT was still down. Is it back up and running? If it is, mine still isn't working. Could you please post updates on the main page so I don't have to check the message bo... Read more
I never thought I'd be a runner, until I decided to do the mailbox running. Run from 1 mailbox to the next and walk the next 3 or 4 boxes. When you become comfortable add another mailbox and lessen a walk mailbox. Before you know it you will be ru... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.Advice on Practicing Yoga in Middle Age, Part 1Dr. Loren Fishman, a back-pain and rehabilitative medicine specialist who studied yoga under B.K.S. Iyengar, answers readers q... Read more
Editor's note: Two of our favorite fitness bloggers have teamed up in a regular health and fitness podcast, and we've invited them to tell you more about it.
Tired of the same old tunes when you're working out? Want some aural inspiration fo... Read more
Quite a lot has happened since yesterday when I couldn't think of a title.
Last night I got an email from the leader of C25K Running for Beginners team asking if I would like to co-lead because the current co-leader was stepping down for a while. I... Read more
i am so excited tomorrow i'm going to attempt running- you know a little tester to see .....lol honestly i will do it, just a little nervous. who would've ever guessed me 48 and becoming a runner?252... Read more
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