Pain is a real, well, pain! How many times have you been gung-ho to start a new workout routine only to feel like you've been hit by a ton of bricks on day two? Something as simple as walking down the stairs can feel like torture. Most of us have... Read more
When it comes to healthy habits, you can have too much of a good thing. Fiber is good for you, but too much fiber is a major diet no-no (if you've done it, you know what I'm talking about). Even too much sleep can backfire and hurt your healt... Read more
You've just had your Disney-like moment. You ran your marathon – 26.2 miles of bliss (liar!). Or rather, you finished the race with a smile, four blisters, wobbly legs and a good time. You still remember the cheering fans as you came across... Read more
When you started a regular exercise program, whether to lose weight or improve your overall health, your enthusiasm and motivation were high. Even though exercise wasn't the most exciting activity you had experienced, you began feeling better and... Read more
Tuesday: Go to the gym, run on the treadmill for 30 minutes, go home. Thursday: Go to the gym, run on the treadmill for 30 minutes, go home. Saturday: Go to the gym… well, you get the point. Hitting a rut in your workout routine is a common pi... Read more
If my primary goal is lose my body fat percentage, should I consume food after my workout? How long should I wait? I usually do at least an hour of intense cardio along with some strength training.... Read more
Hello, haven't posted on here in a while but feels good to be back.
Little background: male, 24, about 141 pounds and 5'7. I eat very clean about 90-95% of the time, my staples are plain greek yogurt, grilled chicken, natural peanut butter, hum... Read more
I have a love hate relationship with the soreness I get from working out. I like it because I feel like I've done good enough to feel it, yet not so bad about that I hurt myself majorly. The problem is I feel it just zaps my energy. I push myself... Read more
Hey! I'm looking for someone (any age, gender, weight) who is willing to help me get back on track when it comes to working out. I can get sidetracked, but I try my best, and will try to help you with whatever you want to work on. I play volleyball,... Read more
This is my first post here outside of the Fitness board, so I hope I've come to the right place with this question.
I understand about the importance of eating protein following strength training, in order to help the muscles repair and rebuild.... Read more
I've been taking aerobics classes recently and working myself pretty hard, but I don't ever feel that I'm completely cooled down. I drive right home after them and take Oliver for a good walk to cool down. Three benefits: 1- A tired dog. 2-I've c... Read more
We'll all been there. You just started working out after a long hiatus. You feel proud and accomplished, but wake up the next day feeling so stiff, sore and achy that you don't want to get out of bed! You slowly but surely get on with your day, but e... Read more
SparkPeople member WESTENDGIRL75 recently asked this fitness question: "If I'm not sore the next day after a workout, does that mean I'm not working out hard enough? I used to get sore often, but now I [work] until I'm too tired to complete the exerc... Read more
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