We hear it all the time—you changed your habits and lost weight steadily, but after awhile, that progress halted. You’ve been stuck at the same weight for days, weeks, or even months. There’s nothing more frustrating t... Read more
Would your friends lie to you? They just might be...
This time of year is all about starting fresh—new goals, solid plans, better habits. You probably have a new exercise routine to help you reach your weight loss and fitness goals.... Read more
Is there anything more boring than the treadmill? After endless hours staring at the same wall, anyone would start to wonder if that’s all there is to exercise. But it doesn’t have to be that way. By shaking it up and loading your wor... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
What is a Warm Up?
A warm up is the act of preparing for an athletic event or workout by exercising or practicing for a short time beforehand.... Read more
There’s no doubt about it: trying to lose weight can be a stressful thing! There’s nothing like trying to stick to a “simple” weight loss plan for bringing you face-to-face with the frustrating complexities of human natur... Read more
Upped the level on my arc trainer workout this morning. Definitely got my heart rate up but I was ready for it. Typically do 60 mins, so did 30 on higher, 30 on lower, and 15 minute cool down. Nice to take it up a notch.... Read more
I'd guess your overall metabolism is up after starting your new routine? I've noticed that I'm hungry more frequently too. Maybe some small snacks can help tide you over? There's lots of good healthy options out there.... Read more
I have upped my cardio to 8 miles a day on treadmill.... Everyday.... No exceptions.... I start each day with a workout debt that must be paid before sleep.... 3 pounds away from 200 total lost from my heaviest.... Pushing on thru for another 45 this... Read more
this is going to sound weird, but... over the past years, I've exercised moderately and felt clumsy -- but always assumed that if I worked harder on things like dance, cardio dance, zumba, etc., that I'd "get it." Now, though, I'm wondering if that... Read more
If you are concerned about how many calories you burn during strength training, chances are that you are actively trying to lose weight (or might want to ensure you are eating enough to support strength training without losing additional weight). Alt... Read more
Exercise isn’t just about burning calories and building strength. It’s also about improving productivity and quality of life. But when is the best time to exercise? The answer is whenever it best fits into your schedule. One problem with... Read more
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