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
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
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
Most people believe that all exercises are good, safe and effective. After all, it's all exercise, and that has to count for something, doesn't it?
The truth is that some of the machines in gyms aren't safe at all (especially for peo... 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
I'm after some advice from any experienced runners out there! In just under a fortnight I'm to do a mile run for a charity event - not a big deal to many I know, but for a complete novice like me, a bit of a concern. I'm fairly fit, I've been doing 5... Read more
Am not a great one for exercise. But I would love to eventually start running, just never ran before (well I did at school) How to start? Should i walk first do more and often then try running or... I do have an exercise bike which i use every night... Read more
Hey all! I am going to try to start jogging once this darn winter leaves MA. Here's the thing; I have no clue what I am doing. I've heard of couch to 5k audio files and my sister in law has told me about a "Zombie Run" audio she uses, but I don't thi... Read more
What are the different running plans on sparkpeople? I am trying to find one that's 12 weeks long or a longer version of the c25k. I tried the 8 week one last year and couldn't keep up with running one minute one week to two minutes the next. Somethi... 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
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
I have to admit Friday night I had a hard time sleeping. My nerves were going crazy as I played out a million different ways the race could go. Finally I did get some sleep and when I woke up I was excited and ready to go. I ran the Color Run with my... Read more
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