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
Finished a 25 minute cardio workout with Fitness Blender just before lunch. Need to do my yoga today, too...haven't done it in a few days. Trying to stay focused and push through and hopefully I'll start seeing or feeling a difference eventually.... Read more
looking for a buddy. I am 35 and I am having a hard time losing baby weight. I lost 40lbs initially, then went back to work after a 15 month break and gained back 20lbs. I am looking to lose 35lbs total. I live in south Jersey and need a buddy!... Read more
Starting again. I am 44 & single mom needing to lose at least 100lbs. I could really use someone to help with this. Maybe we can motivate each other daily. My biggest problem is just being active since retiring from military. Jen from South Georgia... 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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