I have a friend who can either build or fix just about anything—the guy is handy! I’m constantly amazed to see how he can take care of most any restoration or carpentry problem. Something that seems impossible is like putty in his hands,... 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
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
Would you like to swap your usual workout out for one that's just four minutes long? Of course you would! Well, that's the allure of Tabata training, a type of super high-intensity interval training that is becoming more and more popular.
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Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart!
The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every... Read more
I am a woman that started over 1 1/2 years ago. I need to lose weight, I live with my son who needs to bulk up for football, lose weight for track, so on and so forth. My boyfriend is a type 1 diabetic who also needs to put on weight. Any ideas?... Read more
It has been a battle but after 8 weeks I am finally doing a full mile on my elliptical. I do 2 laps on level 5 resistance then 1.5 laps at 3 and half a lap at level 1 reaistance. Burning over 400 calories each morning.... Read more
After adding a solid 15 minutes to my workouts last week i decided this morning to add another 30 to them. Im super determined to get this post baby/busted thyroid weight off while my husband is overseas for a year so he comes home to a hot wife!... Read more
struggling to lose weight, I log in but no spark in me to keep going and lose this weight, I know there are a lot of people in the same boat as me, hopefully logging on more often will help me push myself harder. Have a nice day to the people that r... Read more
I have so much on my mind lately. I am so thankful for my early morning hour at the gym. It helps me stay centered and strong. I just need to remember to take it one step at a time, hour by hour, day by day.... Read more
What if I told you there was an exercise technique that could burn more calories—and fat—in less time that was also fun? You may think that I was hawking some fitness gadget in an infomercial, or simply lying to you, but neither of those... Read more
Tight on time?Don't give up on your workout today. If you have a mere four minutes—that's just 240 total seconds—to spare (and who doesn't), then you do have time to squeeze in a super effective workout that provides major hea... Read more
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