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
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
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
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
A friend recommended the Scientific 7-Minute Workout (http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/09/ the-scientific-7-minute-workout/) to me yesterday, and I tried it tonight before my run.
I understand that this doesn't truly take the place of a... Read more
Hey :) First off I would like to introduce myself. My name is Beth but all my friends call me Bethy. I'm 5'3'' and 225 lbs. I'm new to this whole weightloss thing so I would like someone to help me out and in turn I can try my best to do the same. :)... Read more
I just want to take a moment to say that Fitness Blender, (created and totally run by a couple) is an amazing resource for free, at home workouts. I really, really love them and recommend it! Just a tip for anyone who is looking for solid, at home w... Read more
My 10 year old is very sick with bronchitis so there was just no time or energy for a workout. My eating wasn't the best either. But one thing that has changed is that even with a sick kid, two cars in the shop and a broken from crown, I am not emoti... 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
You said you'd love to know more about SparkPeople, so we launched a new series: Meet the SparkPeople Team. Over the coming weeks and months, we'll be interviewing various SparkPeople employees. The behind-the-scenes folks here are really excited to... Read more
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