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
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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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
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
sick all week and starting to feel better. I lost a few pounds after living on chicken vegetable soup all week and trying to stay within my calorie range. Looking forward to getting in the gym tomorrow even if it's just to walk on the treadmill.... Read more
I gained weight like over night because I had to take prednisone for my illness and was 165 and my neurologist put me on zonisamide for migraines and is also used to help control food cravings and lost 40 pounds 3 years ago, now gained 7 pounds.... Read more
I join SP,on 1/17 at 152 lbs,2day I'm 131,lost 21lbs,I started slow,NO DIETS,I eat everything,within recommended cal,only thing I change,decrease my portion,eat in moderation,water intake,bit of cardio,weight train. Switch 2brown rice,use 2eat a lot.... Read more
I join SP,on 1/17 at 152 lbs,today I'm 131,lost 21lbs,I started slow,NO DIETS,I eat everything, within recommended cal,only thing I change,decrease my portion,eat in moderation,water intake,bit of cardio,weight train. Switch 2brown rice,I use 2eat to... 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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