Circuit training is a workout routine that combines cardiovascular fitness and resistance training. It was first proposed in the late 1950s as a method to develop general fitness. The initial routines were arranged in a circle, alternating betwee... Read more
"Time is money," Benjamin Franklin advised a young tradesman in a 1748 essay. Although we don’t know to what extent he applied Franklin’s wisdom, most of us do understand the implications of this adage in our own lives. When it... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
What is Aerobic Exercise?
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) defines aerobic exercise as "any activity that uses large muscle... Read more
Medicine balls are a great way to exercise any area of your body, whether upper, lower, or core. There are different sized exercise balls from 2-12, that you can use for numerous different exercises.
Medicine ball training is suitable for... Read more
Hi, my name is Jan and I'm pushing 60. I'm 5'2" and was 267 on 12/30/13 when I started. Forty years ago, I was 5' 4-1/2" and 105. Lots of ups and downs over the years. Lots of attitude problems, medical problems, and exterior stress issues. Plus I re... Read more
Good morning everyone ! Happy Monday.
I got in my breakfast today , I am very happy about that , school days are good for getting me up early enough to fit a breakfast in. I see a better week coming for me nutritionally.
how are you all feeling t... Read more
I started spark people on January 7 th 2013. I weighted 205 pounds and was out of shape.i am 5 ft. 11 inches tall.i was 49 years old and I set a goal to be Fit at Fifty. When I started I could do 7 sit-ups without stopping, 20 jumping jacks ,3 push-... Read more
As you read from the Topic Line, I had hit my brick wall for over a year! Even though I would exercise in spurts, I just felt overwhelmed, lack of motivation, frustrated and simple just tired of all the tracking and watching everythin... Read more
I have a calcaneofibular ligament tear (sprained ankle) that occurred in early June, 2013. Immediately after the sprain, (after the initial 48 hours of rest and treatment) I found myself a bunch of seated chair exercises to do while waiting for my a... Read more
I won't keep sweet stuff around the house. If I am really craving chocolate, I'll make myself go to the gas station and buy two pieces of chocolate from the 25 cent bin. That's less than 100 calories and is enough to curb the cravings!... Read more
Dance while you do housework (put on music with a beat and use your broom, vacuum, dishtowel, dust rag for a microphone and add SINGING to the routine). It burns more calories, adds to your exercise minutes and makes the chores FUN!... Read more
Are you traveling for the holidays? Chances are high that you are—AAA reports that 93.3 million Americans will be traveling between Christmas and New Year’s Day, which is a 1.6 percent increase from last year. And when you're tra... Read more
By Robert J. Davis, Ph.D
We’ve all heard the usual explanations for Americans’ expanding waistlines--everything from too many carbs to too little exercise. But might hardware stores and hair salons also be r... Read more
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