You know that scene in High Fidelity where John Cusack is touting the importance of the perfectly crafted mix tape? A tape that has to kick off with a killer track to grab attention, then take it up a notch, then cool it off a notch?
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Even the most dedicated exercisers suffer from fitness setbacks from time to time. Whether it's losing our workout mojo or over-scheduling ourselves, we're human (think: imperfect). But what if you could prevent those setbacks from ever ... Read more
Going to the gym and working out can get monotonous. The same machines, the same steps on the treadmill, it gets boring. Aside from changing gyms, what is something that can be done to make it a little more exciting each time you go? The answer i... Read more
If you listen to classical music to relax, you’re on the right track to achieving a better night’s sleep. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and the Buddhist Tzu-Chi General Hospi... Read more
“My uptown girl! You know I’m in love with an uptown girl!” As these lyrics pump through your headphones, it’s easy to forget that while Billy Joel sings to you, you’re actually running on the treadmill.&... Read more
What are some good workouts for stability balls and someone who has never used one before? I got one and have been seeing what I can do for fun, but am pretty unbalanced so far and don't want to fall off and into something again. Any ways to get used... Read more
I have had a cold that has lingered for a couple weeks now. Just when it seems to be getting better the blasted thing gets worse. Over the weekend I managed to lose my voice after a workout on top of all the other symptoms. Maybe there was too much h... Read more
The Sound of Music is one of my all time favorites, it was done beautifully by Julie Andrews I don't see the need to make over a classic... I just can't bring myself to watch it tonight, will you be watching?... Read more
Aside from biking 3 miles a day, as far as weight lifting goes I only have dumb bells. I was wondering if anyone out there could help me find a program that only uses dumb bells that works the while body? I am working on both trying to trim fat and b... Read more
Recently I figured out a great way to use SP and still get my exercise on. I put my computer on my dresser and play tunes. I dance during the fast songs and stretch during the slow. My dresser is the perfect height for me to still type/ use my mouse... Read more
Recently, I shared my half-marathon music playlist with you, and it got me thinking. While some of the songs on the list are newer hits, most of the music I run to day in and day out are anything but new. However, they are some of my favorite running... Read more
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So, I tried voting on SparkPeople's Best Workout Songs of 2013, but I've never listened to most of the songs, and I'd never even heard of half of them. If they are not played on my favourite EDM station on satellite radio, then I am not interested.... Read more
Recognize that as the opening lyric of a classic rock song? Maybe a good tune for a workout? If you don't, you should. You all loved this game last weekend; here is another one. This one differs slightly; the bell-shaped curve of time site squarely... Read more
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