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6 Budget-Friendly Ways to Work Out at Home

Often the challenge isn't what equipment to buy, but rather, what to do with it once you get it home. By learning a few basic movements, you can start simple and build from there.
Posted 6/25/2020  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 126 comments   149,426 views
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3 Important Things to Know Before Starting a Walking Program

To get a proper workout from walking, there are three important questions you'll want to answer before you tie up your sneakers.
Posted 5/28/2020  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 185 comments   500,338 views
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The Great Debate: Cardio or Strength Training?

Is strength training really superior to cardio when it comes to fitness and weight loss? Or is it the other way around? Here's what we really know about both forms of exercise.
Posted 5/29/2019  12:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 201 comments   207,742 views
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Why Weight Loss Is Not 80% Diet and 20% Fitness

Weight loss comes with a lot of blindly accepted truths, including that success is achieved through 80 percent diet and 20 percent fitness. SparkGuy doesn't exactly agree.
Posted 6/9/2017  12:00:00 AM By: Chris "SparkGuy" Downie : 150 comments   110,743 views
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10 Full-Body Strength Exercises Every Beginner Needs to Know

Did you know that you can get an effective strength workout, right in the comfort of your own home? Creating a balanced routine is easier than you might think.
Posted 3/24/2017  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 214 comments   274,666 views
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Clean Eating 101: Healthier Eating Made Easy

Is the ''clean eating'' trend right for you? Here are some simple tips to cleaning up your diet without breaking the bank.
Posted 5/22/2014  5:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 70 comments   704,619 views
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The Top 5 Myths about Women and Strength Training

Could a false belief in these pervasive myths be preventing you from reaping the benefits of strength training? Here's the real truth about women and weight lifting.
Posted 4/29/2014  5:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 36 comments   91,120 views
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Getting Started with Strength Training in 5 Easy Steps

Confused about how to start a strength training plan? Coach Nicole breaks it down into five simple steps so you can reach your goals!
Posted 4/8/2014  5:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 70 comments   246,990 views
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Why Fruits & Vegetables Are So Good for You

Need a little motivation to make friends with the produce aisle? Here are four good reasons to add more fruits and veggies to your diet.
Posted 3/9/2014  12:00:00 PM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 35 comments   61,653 views
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Essential Weight-Loss Tools

While it's true that all you really need to lose weight are good information and determination, there are plenty of helpful tools that will make it easier and more fun.
Posted 1/9/2014  6:00:00 AM By: Megan Patrick : 38 comments   56,504 views
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6 Surefire Ways to Make Your Resolution a Reality

Resolve to make this year different. Reach your goals with help from one of these free and motivating plans!
Posted 1/7/2014  5:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 10 comments   69,069 views
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Your Fittest Year Starts Right Here!

For a fun workout plan you can do at home, plus loads of support, motivation and prizes (including a $250 gift card to amazon!), join our popular January Jumpstart Challenge!
Posted 1/2/2014  6:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 63 comments   80,193 views
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5 Things No One Ever Tells You About Working Out

Whether you're just starting out or have been exercising for years, you'll be able to relate to this list!
Posted 1/7/2013  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 131 comments   576,214 views
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4 Signs You Won't Reach Your Fitness Goals

Will this be the year you reach your fitness goals--or are you doomed to fail? The answer depends on YOU.
Posted 12/31/2012  6:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 40 comments   65,591 views
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6 Budget-Friendly Fitness Items for Your Home

Get ready to gear up for a new, fit you--without breaking the bank! Here's one trainer's top fitness picks for a home gym on a budget.
Posted 12/24/2012  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 65 comments   96,516 views
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