Are you sick of the same-old cardio machines at the gym? Bored by the treadmill? Tired of the elliptical? Can't stand to do another mile on the stationary bike or another flight on the stair climber? Well, then, it's time you head over to the... Read more
Kettlebells were practically unheard of in North America until recently, but now exercising with a bowling-ball-shaped weight with a handle is the newest fitness trend. Used by fitness enthusiasts, collegiate athletes, and pro sports teams alike, mor... Read more
Wouldn’t it be great to be inside the mind of a health and fitness expert, even just for a little while? Now you can! Below, your favorite SparkPeople experts share the secrets of their healthy lifestyles. Just like you, they have to deal with... Read more
As a working mom with three kids at home, mornings are always hectic. Getting everyone up, fed, dressed and out the door takes precision timing and a level of organization that most businesses couldn’t match. And while I insist my children have... Read more
Sometimes when we miss a workout, we know full well that we are just making "the dog ate my homework" types of excuses that wouldn't fool anyone—not even you! But then there are the times when we have a valid reason for skipping a... Read more
I'm trying to figure out what to set my activity level to.
I work 40 hours/week at an assembly plant. I do stock and light assembly. Due to stocking, I clock in at least 10 000 steps at work, it also involves lifting heavy (30 lbs) crates with p... Read more
I love running, it's challenging, and hard at some points, but it makes me feel great, and that's why I love it so much! I love a good challenge! I hate the treadmill, and love the outside, and that's where I run all the time. Rain, s... Read more
I've noticed not just here but on other boards as well that if you say you eat grains, you get looked at like you've got two heads. And it sometimes makes me wonder if I'm the last person alive still eating breads and cereals and corn and even starch... Read more
A couple of weeks ago I started incorporating pushups and crunches into my routine so I can get toned as I lose weight. When I started I could barely even do 3 pushups. I just did 23 and feel I can do at least another 2 sets of 8. Same with the crunc... Read more
In October 2011 I was not able to complete a 5K walk that incorporated walking up 1000 steps (the annual Bisbee 1000, AZ). The next day I set out to lose 65 pounds and increase my strength and endurance so I can go back in 2012 and complete the walk... Read more
During the last few years, ultra-intense workouts have been gaining popularity—and not just among athletes or hardcore exercisers who are gluttons for self-punishment. Even the relatively unfit and overweight are jumping at the chance to push t... Read more
"Let's try this," the email from my roommate said. Attached was a Groupon deal that was certainly intriguing -- 20 CrossFit classes for $20 at a studio quite close to where I live. And considering I'd been interested in trying Cross... Read more
I hope you all have been well! It's been a bit since I posted last. I honestly haven't been on SP much, or doing much fitness.
I've still been having a lot nights when I wake up and feel like someone is in my room. I think some p... Read more
A rebuttal to the ridiculous, negative comments I receive on my blog regarding Crossfit.
I was going to preface this with "not to sound cocky..." but I'll admit to being a little bit cocky, and I'm prepared to back it up...so no disclaimer need... Read more
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