Remember playing baseball or soccer as a youngster? Getting together with your friends after school or on a Saturday afternoon and playing for hours at a time? Now what was the point of playing? To get in a good workout, or just to have fun... Read more
A recent study conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) investigated the link between physical activity in children and academic performance in school. Initially, researchers predicted that kids who took physical education (PE) dur... Read more
More and more kids are gravitating toward weight training. In most cases, strength training is safe and encouraged for kids. However, when done incorrectly, whether too intensely or too early in life, it can lead to permanent damage. Fitness trainer... Read more
Always on the run, but no time to jog? Or bike, hike, swim, or otherwise participate in activities that would mean better health, more energy, and even fun?
If this sounds like your life, maybe it’s time-- in the rosy glow of the jus... Read more
So there I was, cruising along on the exercise bike (as I often am) and thinking (as I often do). I was thinking about the positive, sometimes amazing changes I’ve made in my life thanks to fitness.
I was just about to congratulate myself... Read more
I saw the running gear thread, but this opens it up no matter what activity you do.
My go-to fitness gear, since I am a runner, is my iPod Mini (old), my Garmin Forerunner 10, a good pair of running shoes, a good sports bra, and wicking fabric f... Read more
I've noticed some changes to the fitness tracker since the last time I was using Sparkpeople. I used to be able to have SP create a strength training routine and cardio on my tracker. But now I don't have the option to track those 2 categories anymor... Read more
Hi all, my handle is limegreen105. please look me up. I am looking for a fitness journey partner. My criteria is simple; that we be able to meet. Other than that, male/female, lots of weight to lose/a little, no weight to lose/weight to gain, illness... Read more
Trick yourself into exercising by using the Wii or similar device. Get moving for a small amount of time and then build up to 60 plus minutes. Soon you will enjoy exercise and want to try other things.... Read more
I teach a noon Pilates class at a nearby gym every Monday. While the number of students in this midday class varies, I usually have between one and four students who come to the class regularly. I attribute the low attendance to the time of day, assu... Read more
Whether you missed your workout today because you got stuck at the office, had to run kids to soccer practice or weren't feeling good yourself, we've all been there. Everyone has days where they planned a good workout, but for whatever reason, life... Read more
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