Everyone knows how important it is to maintain a regular fitness routine, but sometimes the day is so jam-packed with other responsibilities that exercising during daylight hours is next to impossible. However, if you like to exercise outdoors, there... Read more
Dogs make excellent running partners. They're happy to go out for a jog no matter what the weather is like, and they'll never call you at the last minute to cancel because they stayed up too late watching reruns of the The Real Housewives. Bu... Read more
If you are new to exercise, here are some important health and safety tips so you can start your walking program off on the right foot.
Always check with your doctor before starting an exercise program. He or she may require that you... Read more
Living in a big city can be exciting. If you reside in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago or San Francisco, you have access to some of the hottest and trendiest health clubs and group exercise classes right in your back yard. And even if you live in... Read more
Navigating your way around the weight room can sometimes feel like an obstacle course—especially if you are not familiar with the surroundings. You can easily injure yourself if you're not being careful or attentive. In probably the largest... Read more
I would like to run the Color 5K in Denver Colo in August of 2014. It looks like it would be so much fun. I am just starting a running program. I am sure by then I can run the complete race but I am sure I am not going to be very fast. I would... Read more
Has anyone with no experience has a runner for main exercise, worked their way to the endurance required to do so? I found several tools for new runners, such as the C25K. I'm just looking for anyone who was in the same boat I am. Any tips, inspir... Read more
Is there any benefit to doing light deadlifts? To make a long story short, I have back problems with nerve impingement in my right leg, and can only do very light, lower rep deadlifting. Would I be wasting my time adding them into my routine? Even... Read more
Whoo hoo! I have stuck to the program and tracked and here I am celebrating! I have 5 more pounds until my goal is reached. I love how easy the journey has been using Spark People. I know I will be able to maintain once I reach my goal. I have a... Read more
I recently felt like my weights were to light and started using heavier weights and for a couple sessions they felt okay, I wasn't even sore. But today for a couple different exercises I had to put down the heavier weights and go back to the lighter... Read more
I bought several of those little belt-attachment or keychain-attachment battery-powered bike lights (the ones that bikers use to ride at night; they're sold in bike shops and outdoor equipment stores), and I keep one in each of my carrybags, so that... Read more
One of my favorite times of day to run is in the early morning before the rest of the world wakes up. It’s quiet and gives me time to think before the craziness of my day begins. I prefer to run when the sun is already up, but at ce... Read more
How well can you pay attention and focus during distraction?
This 60-second video will test your mind's awareness, focus and concentration. It's definitely worth checking out so you can find out how well you can pay attention when you are distra... Read more
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