When it comes to running (and walking), you have two types of people: those who adore the outdoors and those who would rather have their try at the treadmill. I've heard countless reasons from each type of runner on exactly why they choose to run... Read more
In the homemade video, a regular guy named Ben shares his struggle with increasing weight, depression, and a moment of clarity: deciding to change his life. I don't want to say too much more about it here. Just go ahead and watch it.
If you... Read more
Just about everyone has heard of the "Wall," as in "hitting the wall." And lots of us - in running and in life - have run straight into it. Head on.
A wall is the point in a race (or in life) where you're used up. Y... Read more
Going to the movies can be an enjoyable experience, but it can provide a host of temptations for anyone trying to lose weight or eat healthier. As soon as you walk in the door, you're hit with the smells and sights of delicious goodies--buttery p... Read more
Many people claim that they don't have time to work out or cook healthy meals, yet they do find the time to park themselves in front of the TV. In fact, the average American watches 31.5 hours of TV per week, according to a 2010 Nielsen report. T... Read more
I live in Chattanooga,TN and I just really hate the idea of going to the track. We have a lot of places around town like trails and our beautiful riverfront that I can utilize. The problem is I am not used to walking/running in winter time. I am n... Read more
Follow up: My normal running pace is about 5 mph, which I can maintain for about 1/2-mile at a 1% incline. Do what feels right for your body. If you feel like it's too fast, slow down. If you think the opposite, speed up a little.... Read more
I did the "Run or Dye" 5K. If you have breathing issues like asthma or allergies, I suggest you wear a bandanna or painter's mask while running so you don't breathe in the colored cornstarch. Definitely wash race clothes separately!... Read more
I normally don't get a chance to run until the evenings because of my long work hours. By the time I get home from work the first thing I want to do is crash. I have discovered that if I put on my running clothes immediately I almost always do my run... Read more
Start by walking, and carry a stop watch. Start running, and clock the amount of time you run each time you do it. Alternate walking and running and look at your total time running at the end. Next time out, try to increase it for the same course,... Read more
You are a unique individual with something to add to this world! If you’re reading this and feeling badly about yourself and where you are this week in your healthy lifestyle journey, then this article is for you. I want to share with you some... Read more
I loved teaching Spinning classes at my alma mater's recreation center. The equipment was state of the art, the sound system was superb, and the students packed into my 6 p.m. classes and loved the challenge of a 60-minute ride. There was just one cl... Read more
So this Friday is payday and i've decided to get a "runners" watch that keeps track of incline, steps, speed, and mileage. i can even add weight if i'm carrying a pack (like hiking)... and it has a stopwatch, too.
it shall be grea... Read more
TUESDAY » 6:30PM BodyCombat or Spinning class.
+ actual: I got to the gym early so I did 20 minutes on the elliptical. I took the BodyCombat class. It was fun & fast paced. I'm happy that I took the class. I needed to add something diff... Read more
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.