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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Losing weight and maintaining healthy habits are both challenging, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't also be rewarding. Besides the intrinsic benefits that come from feeling better and reaching new goals, rewarding yourself for your health... 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
“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
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
When making playlists for working out don't just pick upbeat songs but pick songs that have lyrics that really inspire you. I find that sometimes even slower songs with inspirational lyrics that you wouldn't consider workout songs work really well f... Read more
Do you want a never ending supply of upbeat music to workout to at home? It's new and different every time you turn it on, but always has the same energy and beat? Check out pandora.com. Put in your favorite workout song and it will play songs in... Read more
Country. Dance. Metal. Rock. Oldies. Techno. Disco. Pop. Our world is full of music for every taste and personality. And whether you are a music connoisseur, or you devote yourself to a single band, there's no denying that music can be... Read more
The January 2009 issue of Fitness magazine recently named their top 100 workout tunes of 2008. I was so excited to see this list, because I'm always looking for new songs to add to my iPod and use in my classes. Find out if your favorites made the li... Read more
So I have been on SparkPeople for three days now. Here is what I have realized this far:
I love being able to log my food and fitness, it not only holds me accountable, but it also makes me super proud to look at what I have accomplished today i... Read more
I am always looking for new workout songs that are upbeat, fun and positive. Here is a list of what's currently on my MP3 player, and I am looking for more to add.
As you can see, I enjoy a variety of genres. What are some of your suggestions... Read more
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