SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
What is a Warm Up?
A warm up is the act of preparing for an athletic event or workout by exercising or practicing for a short time beforehand.... Read more
Exercise is good for your heart, helps with weight loss and provides a variety of health-related benefits. At the same time, exercise comes with a certain degree of injury risk, and depending on the activity, it can also put a lot of stress on your j... Read more
When I tell people that I'm a master Pilates trainer, I get a lot of interesting reactions. People who practice and love Pilates are quick to ask their burning questions or express their envy at my "dream" job. But many people who are l... Read more
Pain is a real, well, pain! How many times have you been gung-ho to start a new workout routine only to feel like you've been hit by a ton of bricks on day two? Something as simple as walking down the stairs can feel like torture. Most of us have... Read more
Think you’re too old to start a strength training program? Well think again! Strength training is just what your body needs to fight the loss of muscle, bone mass and strength that comes with age.
Everyone, no matter how young or old, shou... Read more
Skipped the gym, no running today. Walked for literally hours without stopping tho. Pokemon Go with the family for the win. Will do my run at the gym tomorrow... And 1rst weigh-in...scared!... Read more
October 22, 2016 I am going to Run/walk my first 5K (Breast Cancer Awareness). So Monday (July 25) I will start walking everyday for one hour after work to prepare for October. #NewBeginning... Read more
Because exercise is such an important part of losing weight & converting to a different lifestyle, don't put yourself in jeopardy by "minimizing" the affect of an injury. Whether it's a strained muscle, shin splints or something more, take the time... Read more
In six months or so I've maintained, my weight has been stable in the 160-165 range. But my nutrition guidelines have varied by 25% based on my injury and exercise status. I've had calorie ranges from 2200-2550, up to 2900-3250. If I see the weigh... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. 6 Bad Excuses for OvereatingIf you're one who likes to rationalize your bad eating habits, you'll want to read this story. "But it's the weekend," &qu... Read more
This is the year of running for me. I ran my first half marathon this spring and will complete my third one this fall. I've reached new trail running goals, including a first and second place finish in recent races. In August, 11 other teammates... Read more
Just a collection of sites for information on common running injuries, and how to prevent them.
10 Laws of Injury Prevention
www.runnersworld.com/cda/micro... Read more
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