Running or walking a 5K (3.1-mile) race is a fun and realistic goal for exercisers of all fitness levels. If you're ready to train for your first 5K, but not sure where to start, don't worry! SparkPeople's certified trainers have created... Read more
If you're looking for another good reason to try running, look to your dog. Running together can be a great way to make sure your beloved family dog gets or stays in shape right along with you. Many dogs are happy to run alongside their owners fo... Read more
We all know how important goal setting is to reaching our dreams. From walking four times a week to eating more fruits and veggies, declaring your healthy intentions is an awesome way to make positive changes in your life.
But if you’re lo... Read more
I never considered myself a runner. I ran maybe once a week for 30 or 40 minutes, and then I wouldn’t feel like doing it again for a few days. Needless to say, I never really “get better” at running—I pretty much stayed the sa... Read more
Mike (MKKAYA) started running in 2008. Since joining SparkPeople, he has continued to work toward his weight-loss goals (losing nearly 100 pounds so far), completed three half marathons, and has his sights set on participating in a triathlon.
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I have read conflicting information on this. Some say that you have to have rest days & others say that since your abs engage all the time in day to day activities that you can in fact not overtrain them. I would live to know people's ideas on this... Read more
Exercise has never been one of my favorite things, but I've been doing okay with getting my workouts in for the most part. I've been working on a schedule of 4 days cardio, 2 days circuit training/strength training, and 1 rest day.
For cardio,... Read more
I sort of want to follow what my husband does at the gym, except I'm home so I have to modify my routine, plus I don't really have weights. SOMEWHERE I have 1 and 5 pd. weights but I can't find them, been searching. Mondays he and work mates work out... Read more
Planning meals is hard for me to do during the holidays but I have noticed the days I make a point to do so really helps me stay on track--Does any body out there plan their meals?? I would welcome any advice on how to make it easier to plan meals,... Read more
I'm training for my first 5k--my goal is reaching that distance every time I'm on the treadmill not completing it within a certain amount of time. I know that as my training progresses the time will start decreasing. BUT hitting that goal of completi... Read more
I hit my first plateau after the first 15 pounds. I reassessed my calorie intake and my exercise routine. I adjusted my calories down about 100 to 200 per day. I added resistance training, and upped the mileage per week that I was walking by a half o... Read more
Fall is almost here, but Halloween candy and décor is already appearing. While everyone's favorite candy-and-costumes holiday can be a real deterrent for your diet, you can vow to stay on track—at least when it comes to your fitness&... Read more
Running or walking a 5K is a great fitness goal for people of all fitness levels. It's an achievable distance, yet gives you a real feeling of accomplishment! While it does take a few weeks of training to complete that 3.1-mile distance, signing... Read more
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