If you’ve never tried a stair stepping machine (StairMaster, stair climber, etc.), you’re missing out on a fantastic cardio exercise that strengthens your legs and lungs at the same time. A stair stepper is a moderate-intensity option tha... Read more
Are you bored with your cardio workout? Do you yawn when thinking of getting on the stationary bike again? Are you already dreading the stair stepper workout that you have scheduled for tomorrow morning? If you answered "yes" to any of thes... Read more
Have you thought about how great it would be to include your family in your pursuit to exercise more regularly? Family exercise will improve the health of your loved ones, make exercise more fun, and at the same time develop stronger connections betw... Read more
Spending a good 60 minutes on the treadmill is a surefire way to make you feel accomplished. After completing the machine's fat-burning workout, you feel great and quite proud of yourself as you stare at the number flashing on the screen: 752 cal... Read more
This standard piece of exercise equipment is one of the most popular in many gyms. Ellipticals are a unique hybrid of a treadmill, stepper, bike and cross-country skier, that move your legs in an elongated oval pattern (hence the name elliptical). Th... Read more
In 2013 I registered for SparkPeople and it walked me through questions for setting my calorie range. I'd like to revisit the questions now to see if I should have a different calorie range. How do I do this? I've looked everywhere on the site - un... Read more
I have noticed today that the calories range suggested by the Food Tracker has changed, yesterday the range (fitness not included) was 1250-1400, today it's 1550-1900. I haven't changed my weight goals or activity level. What has happened?... Read more
I just noticed I went over my calories by 72 for the day:-( however, I burned 407 today as well. I'm not sure how it all works but yesterday was only a little over 200 burned. I feel so much better :-)... Read more
I manage to make little changes to my diet and exercise habits by adding it up for the year. Taking that one little teaspoon out of my coffee every morning saves only 16 calories a day...but 5856 calories over a year...a whole pound and a half! And... Read more
Having a job that requires sitting most or all of the day doesn't mean that you can't fit in extra calorie burning activities throughout the day. For me, I work from home and am on the computer a lot of the day, however, I take breaks as ofte... Read more
We all have our own cardio personalities. Some swear by sweating in the great outdoors. Others prefer the air conditioning. You might prefer exercising solo, while your best friend lives for the contagious energy in a Spinning class.Whether you'r... Read more
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