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
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
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
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
Before I started on sparkpeople I ran a small nonprofit music group as a part-time job and passion. I quit partially because of my health. The current director just gave notice because he's moving out of state for a new job.... Read more
I am a beginner to exercise. It's difficult for me to do more than 30 min of cardio and lift more than 5lbs. How often should I do cardio/strength/yoga/Pilates every week? All the info I find are geared towards intermediate-advanced exercisers.... Read more
I eat about a 1/2 hour before I run, but I'm it doesn't seem to matter. I want to eat everything in the house after my run. Anyone have any suggestions on what I can eat to satisfy my hunger pains?... 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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