Whether you want to cut down on pollution or you want to get in shape, riding a bike is a great way to get around. But your trip could end in tragedy if you don’t ride safely. Just like driving a vehicle on the road, cyclists must observe what&... Read more
Two weeks ago while I was out for a five-mile run on a busy street in my neighborhood, I saw another runner coming at me. While I was running facing the oncoming traffic, she was running with the flow of traffic. I always run against the flow of... Read more
Whether you want to help the environment, cut down on your gasoline expenses, or simply exercise in the great outdoors, cycling is a great way to get fit and have fun at the same time. And it’s one of the fastest growing leisure activities in t... Read more
Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to incorporate regular exercise into your healthy lifestyle, and take advantage of the its numerous benefits. Smart move.
But like many good things, exercise can also be risky—especially if i... Read more
We just launched SparkTeens.com at the end of August 2007, so you are one of our first members! Welcome! SparkTeens is unique—just like you are. It's the only online diet and fitness program geared towards teenagers, AND the first healthy livi... Read more
I have noticed an odd phenomena when I run on my regular indoor track. When I run my normal counterclockwise on the 1/8 mile track everything seems good about the run. On occasion I like to change directions and run clockwise around the track. When I... Read more
I started the C25K program almost exactly a year ago (May 24, 2012, to be exact), and I was slooooow! My first 5k, back in August, was something like 45 minutes. I've been steadily improving since then, and relatively recently have been able to manag... Read more
Here is the URL to an article on running shoes and running mechanics which I found interesting. I confess I am a minimalist shoe advocate.
www.startribune.com/lifestyle/health/206 852701.html... Read more
Did you know that you should put sunscreen on under your bathing suit because the bathing suit doesn't protect you?
Did you know that your suppose to put 9 tablespoons of sunscreen on every time?
Did you know that you should be wearing sunscreen... Read more
If you find yourself hanging on to the cardio machines at the gym for dear life, turn the machine down a bit and LET GO! Don't let the machine help you along the way. You will burn more calories going slower by yourself than faster, using the bars fo... Read more
This weekend most of us around the country will be turning our clocks back which will allow us to have that extra hour of sleep we gave up last March. However, with the time change comes a challenge when exercising in the darkness of the night or ear... Read more
Days get shorter, temperatures dip, and the leaves fall from the trees. Fall brings many changes, but that doesn't mean your workouts have to suffer. Instead of letting these autumnal changes bring upon excuses for exercising, look for the opport... Read more
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