If you haven’t been to a park lately, you should make plans for this weekend. It’s probably closer than you think and has more to offer than you could imagine, your very own exercise treasure chest.
Parks come in all different... Read more
Remember playing baseball or soccer as a youngster? Getting together with your friends after school or on a Saturday afternoon and playing for hours at a time? Now what was the point of playing? To get in a good workout, or just to have fun... Read more
Always on the run, but no time to jog? Or bike, hike, swim, or otherwise participate in activities that would mean better health, more energy, and even fun?
If this sounds like your life, maybe it’s time-- in the rosy glow of the jus... Read more
A recent study conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) investigated the link between physical activity in children and academic performance in school. Initially, researchers predicted that kids who took physical education (PE) dur... Read more
More and more kids are gravitating toward weight training. In most cases, strength training is safe and encouraged for kids. However, when done incorrectly, whether too intensely or too early in life, it can lead to permanent damage. Fitness trainer... Read more
I have had to google the proper name for some workouts that I have done because they don't show up in the list to track otherwise. I did one that even by proper name did not and I had to guess about the calories that it burned.... Read more
I'm extremely new to working out but I've been doing C25K so I've been walking/running but I've added in walking/walking backwards. I'm trying to alternate days doing these two activities but I think I would benefit from additional exercises. I was t... Read more
Let me explain. I workout 3 times a week doing HIIT plus training for 30 minutes to an hour. The remaining days I can squeeze in a low impact workout but only about 15 to 20 minutes. I want to do something that will make me sweat but that's low impac... Read more
I have started here on Spark and the first few days when I did the daily report it stated that I under did potasium, Magnesium, and calcium. I had not done any of the meal plans the site offeres during those days. So today I showed the meal plans an... Read more
I check out books on CD at my local library and listen on an inexpensive portable CD player while I walk . Losing yourself in a book means losing track of time and I easily double or triple what I had planned!334... Read more
Before 21-year-old Owen Thomas became captain of the football team at the University of Pennsylvania, he was a star athlete in my suburban community, one hour north of Philadelphia. Since age 9 he had him. Five months later another ripple went... Read more
You said you'd love to know more about SparkPeople, so we launched a new series: Meet the SparkPeople Team. Over the coming weeks and months, we'll be interviewing various SparkPeople employees. The behind-the-scenes folks here are really excited to... Read more
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