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
Imagine you’re in Pamplona, Spain, in July. You’re sightseeing, shopping through downtown for that perfect souvenir for your spouse back home (hey, someone had to watch the kids, right?). You notice a crowd. Then a commotion. Then, right... Read more
You've heard the rumblings about bacteria. Once seen as just dirty germs, these microbes are now more accurately divided into two categories: disease-causing agents, or "bad" bacteria, and health-promoting "good" bacteria.
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SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
We often hear a lot about aerobic or “cardio” exercise and how it improves fitness, reduces one’s risk of lifestyle diseases, an... Read more
I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme... Read more
Hi there. I hope some of you will be friends with me. You may know me from the teens version of this site but I finally decided to switch. Basically I never, ever exercise so I need some real friends. My weight and nutrition are excellent but my... Read more
I lost 14 lbs after 3 months without taking any rice n drinks 4L water everyday.kinda slow but it works.guess i need to start doing workout to lose more.any suggestion on exercise so that i can burn calories faster?i only started rope jumping.... Read more
So, I have decided to start my weight loss journey on Jan 1st. My name is Amanda, I'm 32 and I live in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. I would love to find an accountability partner or even someone in my area to work out with. I would like to lose 100 lbs... Read more
Music goes a long way with motivating me to work out. I can't imagine running, teaching Spinning class or even lifting weights without some good tunes to keep my mood and energy levels high. When I teach classes, music takes center stage. I take a lo... Read more
As I've mentioned before, Spinning is one of my favorite workout classes, whether I'm taking the class as a student or leading the ride myself as the instructor. I love to teach Spinning, and I try to draw on various motivational techniques a... Read more
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