Spending a good 60 minutes on the treadmill is a surefire way to make you feel accomplished. After completing the machine's fat-burning workout, you feel great and quite proud of yourself as you stare at the number flashing on the screen: 752 cal... Read more
Imagine a gym you can commute to in seconds. It’s open 24-hours, so you can come and go as you please—on your time. It’s comfortable, and you feel completely at ease when you work out there. Oh, and membership is... Read more
It’s a classic question with no right or wrong answer. If you want an effective strength training workout, should you use free weights or machines? Which option will help you reach your goals? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice... Read more
With the hectic pace of our society today, most people don't have hours to spend in the gym. That's why it's so important to make the most of the workout time you have available. Are you cheating yourself out of the best cardio workout po... Read more
The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes... 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
While we love the family togetherness that comes with the winter holidays, and we cherish the "clean slate" mentality that the new year brings, this year, we at SparkPeople are counting down to one day and one day only: December 29.
Why December 2... Read more
The first United States vending machines were installed on New York City elevated platforms in 1888 to sell Tutti-Frutti gum. Shortly thereafter coin-operated gumball machines became popular as well. Sodas began being dispensed into cups via vending... Read more
Last night I set out for a run. It was the day after my first official (not training class) at my new Crossfit gym. Needless to say - my body was sore from the night before. With my 1/2 marathon date at only 1-1/2 months away - I know I have to keep... Read more
Operation become-a-lean-mean-mountain-running-machin e update:
Down -2.4 lbs this week. Another lowest-adult-weight moment on the scale this morning, which brought the total to 33.6lbs lost on the year. All this despite eating a whole contai... Read more
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