SparkPeople Fitness and Exercise Messageboard Get and give fitness and exercise tips. Plus, quick answers to your fitness questions and strategies for success from the SparkPeople Fitness Experts. SparkPeople Fitness and Exercise Messageboard Is there a graph showing BMI changes? On my iphone sparkpeople site, a person had a nice graph showing her BMI progress. <BR> <BR> Is there a graph for that? <BR> <BR> Thanks, chris Fri, 22 May 2020 13:14:56 EST *LeslieSansoneWalk@Home - Other similar workouts? I am really enjoying her workouts. <BR> Don't need a lot of space, hardly any equipment. <BR> Looking for other similar workouts avaiable? <BR> Thank you Thu, 21 May 2020 11:58:41 EST Do you know some cool stuff need buy to help weigh I am on a diet, and am exercising to reduce belly opening. Do you have any experience in buying products to support this weight loss problem? Wed, 20 May 2020 04:27:33 EST Weight recording for body weight exercises When tracking fitnesss, what weight is recorded when doing bodyweight exercises? Mon, 18 May 2020 00:23:02 EST Is there a BMI ticker? A BMI ticker would help me. <BR> <BR> Thanks, chris Sun, 17 May 2020 12:00:14 EST 30-Day Push Challenge Question Have we got a SparkPeople fitness expert available? I'm over 60 and don't want to do anything to injure myself! <BR> <BR> I saw a 30-day pushup challenge and have a question. While there is a rest day listed once per week, doesn't doing a bunch of pushups every day go against the "give each muscle group 1-2 days rest between sessions" theory in strength training? <BR> <BR> I know you can work your core daily, but this is not just core; also upper body! Help, please and thanks! <BR> <BR> S... Wed, 13 May 2020 11:35:19 EST New to running Hi, as the title suggests I am new to running. In fact I don't think I have ever run properly as, until I had a congenital heart deformity corrected aged 10 even mild exercise exhausted me. Then puberty kicked and let's just say sports bras were unheard of and it was just very uncomfortable. <BR> <BR> So why start now? Well my waistline is expanding and walking at toddler pace is just not cutting it. Obviously, lockdown rules out the gym and swimming, and I don't own a bike so running seems ... Mon, 11 May 2020 13:47:28 EST Android fitness Trackers That Sync With Sparkpeopl I have read the article about fitness trackers but want to hear from people actually using android based fitness trackers that sync with Sparkpeople. What do you use it for? Problems, tips? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance. <BR> <BR> Mrslivingwell <BR> McDougall Plan Coleader Mon, 11 May 2020 09:46:53 EST Out of Breath When Walking Hi. I'm a 58 year old woman and weigh 192 lbs. I am out of shape to say the least. When I go for a short 35 minute walk at a moderate pace after 8 pm I get so out of breath and it takes awhile to breathe normally. How long will it take until I don't get so breathless when I walk? Thank you so much. Mon, 11 May 2020 00:39:09 EST fitness trackers -Fitbit v. Apple Watch V. Garmin Hey everyone. I've been thinking about getting a tracker and I've read some stuff on the good, bad and ugly but I still can't decided. Currently I have an Iphone but once it needs replacing I'll likely go back to Android (I'm not fussy but my bf is and the phone is his old one since he hated my Android). Anyhow, I'm debating on a Fitbit v. Apple Watch v. Garmin. <BR> <BR> I like the idea of being able to listen to music/pod casts when I walk and the heart tracker but not necessary. It... Thu, 7 May 2020 12:32:30 EST Why do my feet hurt after using the treadmill? I just got a new matrix treadmill today and I was on it for about an hour and as soon as I got off the treadmill my feet were hurting and I couldn't walk without pain for a little bit. It has been a while since I have gotten on a treadmill but when I have used treadmills I have some sort of pain after my workout is done if I do it for a while. The pain goes away on its own but I want to know what I can do to prevent this from happening again as I shouldn't have pain when trying to walk after ... Wed, 6 May 2020 19:51:41 EST "Girl" pushups v. regular ones? I'm curious if there is a reason I should push myself to do regular pushups? I can't even do one! The "girl" style ones (with my knees on the floor), I can do about 40. I've been working on them for a few months now and have worked my way up to that. I try to do them 3-4 times a week. I can plank too but when I try to do a pushup from that plank position, I just can't. Curious how many push-ups you can do and what form you use? How often do you do them? Wed, 6 May 2020 10:42:15 EST How do you set up a workout plan? Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> A major hole that I have in my journey is that I really don't have a plan for what kinds of workouts I should be targeting. This might be a little hard to answer because I'm looking for healthy weight to put on (as opposed to weight loss but this is my safe place right now so what can I do?), and I'm pretty sure I'm a beginner because I haven't worked out intelligently for a good year or more (there have been attempts but nothing consistent). <BR> <BR> The difficulty... Mon, 4 May 2020 20:26:33 EST How to track HIIT I tried to search for this question and couldn't find this. I do HIIT on my treadmill, is there an easy way to track this on Sparkpeople, or do I have to break it down to the minutes I do 3 mph, 5, mph, etc.? Seems like there should be a easier way. Thanks, just wondering if anyone else tries to track their HIIT exercise Mon, 4 May 2020 13:09:31 EST In-Home Walking Do any of you like to get your activity by in-home walking? For example, placing your pedometer on in the morning and taking off before bed after having walked around your house all day? Mon, 4 May 2020 12:25:41 EST Sports Bottles vs. Water Bottles Do you prefer to keep re-filling a sports bottle or do you prefer disposal bottled water bottles? <BR> <BR> I like to fill up a sports bottle with sugar-free lemonade and throw in 2 tea bags. <BR> <BR> Tastes delicious! Mon, 4 May 2020 12:22:21 EST Staying at home, workingout at home. The gyms and clubs are closed, trainers resorting to attempting to retain and train clients by using Zoom at home andsome of the people reverting to being couch potatoes. .There are alternatives for those who want to take advantage of them. Working out is going to be a challenge for some time so a minimal investment in alternative fitness gear is a viable option. A first option is doing body weight exercises for resistance work and walking, running or a jump rope for cardio.Alternative to ... Sun, 3 May 2020 12:57:59 EST Run Keeper Could someone please tell me why sometimes run keeper automatically connects to spark, but many times does not? What might I be doing wrong? Sat, 2 May 2020 17:59:56 EST Walking route on SparkPeople I remember finding a way to map my walking route to see how far I walked in my neighborhood, but now I can't find it. Can anyone help? Thanks! Fri, 1 May 2020 15:49:42 EST Biking Challenge....May 2020 If you ride any kind of bike I hope you'll join us in this biking challenge. You can set your own goal and ride through the month with us. <BR> <BR> <BR> Bill60 - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> GMKLEIN - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> JustEatRealFood - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Kamel622 - 10 / 10 / 290 <BR> Softballmonkey - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> <BR> Ride on! <BR> Fri, 1 May 2020 13:10:44 EST Plank while holding dumbbells Hi! <BR> Anybody have any tips for doing a plank with dumbbells? I looked it up, and they only showed how to do the plank holding the dumbbells, but no tips on how to get to that point. <BR> Would it help to be on all fours and do a row holding a dumbbell, and as arms and wrists get stronger, would be easier to hold a dumbbell in the plank position? <BR> Thu, 30 Apr 2020 00:58:51 EST how to get over with a leg muscel pain ? mostly I go to running in the morning after 15 mints of running with a normal pace I felt like my leg muscle gonna be explode with so much pain, and then I have to take rest to get over it, <BR> what to do please guide me <BR> Wed, 29 Apr 2020 08:36:47 EST Help I play sports, staying at home is killing me! I play tennis, badminton and pickleball, it is my Prozac, Ambien and better than a good martini and I am having a tough time getting the exercise I need while staying at home. I usually swim and do weights to round out my week but now feel a bit adrift and have lost motivation. Anyone else knocked off their usual exercise habit and struggling? What are you doing instead and how are you staying motived? Sat, 25 Apr 2020 21:29:06 EST Not feeling the burn Hello everyone, I’m a newb to this site so bear with me lol. I’ve been working about for a few years now (nothing serious, just treadmill, body weight exercises, and some dumbbells). I do this all at home and plan to get a membership soon. I have 2/3 questions: <BR> <BR> One is concerning certain exercises I do for my glutes. I don’t really feel the “burn”. If anything, it seems my left leg is the leg that’s doing all the work. I feel that way with every activity though. I do single leg exe... Sat, 25 Apr 2020 15:37:52 EST Chloe Ting Challenge Has anyone ever heard of Chloe Ting on YouTube? The Link is<BR>on. I have been watching a lot of videos of people doing her free challenges and getting great results. I'm thinking of starting one or joining one on here if someone has started one. Is there any other Youtube challenges that are good that anyone has tried? Fri, 24 Apr 2020 12:12:35 EST Slosh Pipe Tracking I can not find any Slosh Pipe tracking info. Might it be added in the future, or how can I add it? Wed, 22 Apr 2020 04:45:37 EST TRX / Suspension training Will Sparkpeople be adding videos and / or tracking for TRX / Suspension Training? Or Am I searching the wrong way? Wed, 22 Apr 2020 04:41:02 EST New team - free online fitness I opened a new team where we can share the free online fitness programs that we each have found online during the Covid-19 quarantine. <BR> <BR> Please feel free to comment and share. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=71652 </link> Sun, 19 Apr 2020 12:22:50 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 18 Apr 2020 11:37:24 EST Beach Body on Demand "or" Walk at Home Looking into signing up for Beach Body on Demand "or" Walk at Home Leslie Sansone. <BR> Any suggestions/feedback recommended please. <BR> Thanks Thu, 16 Apr 2020 19:16:29 EST *Strength Training with Dumb Bells Recommendation Seeing the comparison of fat v. muscle, I am eager to a start a strength training program. Any recommendations? Thu, 16 Apr 2020 13:47:53 EST Fat v. Muscle I saw a visual post comparing fat & muscle. I wish I would have saved it as this would probably motivate me to do some strength training. Thu, 16 Apr 2020 10:03:10 EST Wrist Weights and Gimmicks As a master's level EP with 25 years experience; nothing bugs me more than gimmick after gimmick and people taking advantage of most people's ignorance or lack of info, whatever you want to call it. Shark tank and wrist weights motivated this post and it's just crazy that people still think there is significant physiological benefit to making your wrists and/or ankles heavier. <BR> <BR> Open up your eyes and brain, consumers. Please. There not only is not only no benefit, but possible risk ... Sat, 11 Apr 2020 20:28:06 EST Exercise program I am nearing 40 yrs old in 3 months and weigh like 204 pounds and am 6'2 height. I have gut. I also have arthritis in knees and missing some cartilage in 1 knee from a few years ago. I am a runner and run short distances i am looking for good strength training programs for home that dont involve jumping or things that would hurt knees. I would like to get skinny again, build lean muscle and try to make my abs visible and somewhat lean. Anyone know of programs, apps? That fit my situation? Pr... Sat, 11 Apr 2020 10:59:20 EST Knees making crunching sound? I did individual leg lunges and squats for the first time (P90X video legs and back) and I could hear my knees make a crunching sound. They didn't hurt but they made that sound. What is that and how do I get it to go away? I always listened to my music with headphones when at the gym, so don't know if they made that sound while I did the leg presses. Like everyone else, I'm home trying to get a good leg workout in but would like to do so without this crunching noise. What can I do? From... Mon, 6 Apr 2020 19:44:49 EST basic beginning exersize i am so upset this morning i found a easy basic exercise all you needed was a chair and a mat if you were on hard floor she was in a small room with wooden floor ans a glass door that looked out side and a tree if you know this workout please send to me very frustrating i found it ty all <BR> Mon, 6 Apr 2020 17:30:01 EST beginner strength videos/dvds Hi All <BR> day 1 at spark people after a long hiatus. I am 5'4" and weigh 200lb so quite obese. <BR> I wanted to get some coaching from a personal trainer for strength but with the current situation forced to fend for myself at home. <BR> Question for anyone - do you recommend some online videos or DVDs for strength. I am planning to walk 45mins a day so that covers some sort of cardio. Of course, nutrition is my challenge!!! love fried and sweet food :) Sun, 5 Apr 2020 23:54:09 EST Track exercise minutes - favorites I notice that on the favorites, some exercises have the "sets" "reps" "weight" and "minutes" boxes listed. Others only have "calories" and "minutes" while others have only "minutes" listed. How does one enter a favorite exercise with the "sets" "reps" "weight" and "minutes" boxes that show up with the exercise? <BR> <BR> Adding exercises to the favorites makes it easier to enter information for those exercises, but I would like to see the "sets" and "reps" along with the "minutes." <BR> <B... Sat, 4 Apr 2020 04:31:25 EST Biking Challenge....April 2020 If you ride any kind of bike I hope you'll join us in this biking challenge. You can set your own goal and ride through the month with us. <BR> <BR> <BR> Bill60 - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> JustEatRealFood - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Kamel622 - 10 / 10 / 290 <BR> <BR> <BR> Ride on! <BR> Wed, 1 Apr 2020 12:44:02 EST Digging and Shoveling - what muscles? Last spring/summer I tried to dig a hole to move a rose bush and I was shocked to find I could hardly get the shovel into the ground. Hubby had to take over and do it for me. <BR> <BR> I want to improve my strength so I can do it myself -- what muscle groups do I need to work on? <BR> Sun, 29 Mar 2020 13:21:34 EST one kids mom I havent been here for a while, does anyone know what happened to <BR> one kids mom? she was retired and a runner. Thanks Fri, 27 Mar 2020 17:18:33 EST My Great Leap Back to the Past For the last three months I have been following and getting excellent results with a workout programme which is 107 years old. I have been using the programme in the book "5 Pound Dumbbell Exercises" written by Professor Attila published in 1913. More information can be found in my blogs on my Spark page. Fri, 27 Mar 2020 14:41:50 EST Syncing runkeeper I must be doing something wrong. It used to sync, but now it does not. What do I need to do for run keeper to auto since with my spark? Wed, 25 Mar 2020 18:38:21 EST Another Study Says Get Off Your Butt! <link><BR>-releases/higher-daily-step-count-link<BR>ed-lower-all-cause-mortality </link> <BR> <BR> Certainly not etched in stone, but it makes me feel better about getting my steps in every day. <BR> <BR> <em>593</em> Wed, 25 Mar 2020 04:43:55 EST Elliptical trainers a sufficient workout? What do you think about elliptical? I'm considering purchasing an AFG 4.1AE Elliptical and wanted your opinion. I'm getting older and running is hard on the joints so I'd like to cross-train. Do you think elliptical are even a sufficient workout? Mon, 23 Mar 2020 19:41:30 EST Calories Burned Confusion! Hey all! <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> I've just recently committed myself to a healthier lifestyle after entering the obese BMI range for the first time in my life. I feel great so far, but I'm having some trouble factoring my calories burned during exercise into my plan. <BR> <BR> I have a Schwinn 270 recumbent bike and use it daily for 60 minutes at what I would consider a light-to-moderate pace. For this, a variety of online cardio trackers tell me I've burned in the 500-600 range of cal... Mon, 23 Mar 2020 17:24:24 EST Do You Factor Daily Fitness in Your Calorie Range? I'm just wondering - WHO all has their fitness tracker set up to factor in their daily fitness into their calorie range? AND.... WHY or WHY NOT? Do you feel like the way you have it set up works for you? <BR> <BR> I really would like to get some opinions and other people's perspectives on this. I've been back at this now for going on 4 weeks, I am just a bit frustrated. I'm MORE active then I've been in a LONG time. The first week, I lost a whopping 7lbs! emoticon The next week... I gained, ... Sun, 22 Mar 2020 04:29:53 EST Do you exercise at home? What exercises do you do Some days, it’s just really difficult to go outside. <BR> Can you really get a great workout without leaving the house? Wed, 18 Mar 2020 10:30:15 EST Help Could somebody explain to me how to get a listing of exercices so I cN SET UP MY FITNESS TRACKER PLEASE? (oops sorry for cap locks, not frustrated enuf to yell yet) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 09:54:05 EST How are you staying active during this time? I know this social distancing period will pass and I hope VERY quickly. I have already had 2 races cancelled and one moved to August. <BR> <BR> That didn't stop me or discourage me from staying active! I have a fairly good home gym established with DVDs and some weights. I found a small 7k race to do this past Saturday. It felt good to support a small race company and small town bar. <BR> <BR> I have a half marathon planned and will continue to train for it. I have plenty of beautiful outd... Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:36:13 EST Coronavirus: workout at the gym or at home? I had not been to the gym since the coronavirus outbreak came to America. <BR> <BR> I keep hearing that those 60 or over have been advised not to be in public or crowded places. <BR> <BR> I just got an email from the CEO of Planet Fitness. It stated the PF team members conduct regular and thorough cleaning of all equipment, surfaces, and areas of the club and gym floor using disinfectant cleaning supplies. In addition, they regularly complete overnight deep cleaning of the facility. It ... Wed, 11 Mar 2020 09:02:07 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 6 Mar 2020 09:34:22 EST Rebel Groove Do you have Rebel Groove exercise classes in your area? Love it!! Thu, 5 Mar 2020 10:23:49 EST Planet Fitness Can someone please tell me a bit about Planet Fitness. I am thinking of joining Planet Fitness the first week in April and would like to know more before I join. Wed, 4 Mar 2020 19:17:43 EST Hello, I am a newbie here on spark people Hi everyone, I was wondering if there is an article on this site to show me how to create an exercise routine for myself. I need to start exercising, I have been walking in my neighborhood about 3/times a week and I just want to add or do something different. Wed, 4 Mar 2020 17:30:54 EST How often do you train/work out? Hi all! <BR> <BR> I am curious about how often everyone is working out or training and how. Are you training with a specific goal in mind or is it a more general create a larger caloric deficit intent? <BR> <BR> I currently go to the gym 2 times a week for a full body circuit with body weight and free weights, and I take a martial arts class on Sundays. I just started the martial arts and traded a gym day for it. After a few months I am hoping to add another training day to my schedule. <BR... Wed, 4 Mar 2020 14:58:03 EST elliptical work out im 63 years old and have had both my hips total replacements would like to know what kind of exercises and an elliptical work out plan for a starter.very desperate. Tue, 3 Mar 2020 16:10:28 EST Today is the firsst day I'm exercising Today I walked 262 steps in the hallway. I'm going to try to do it twice a day. I also have a pedometer on my phone to keep track of my walking. Mon, 2 Mar 2020 07:46:37 EST Biking Challenge....March 2020 If you ride any kind of bike I hope you'll join us in this biking challenge. You can set your own goal and ride through the month with us. <BR> <BR> <BR> Bill60 - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> JustEatRealFood - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Kamel622 - 0 / 0 / 300 <BR> <BR> <BR> Ride on! Sun, 1 Mar 2020 08:30:23 EST how long does it take for hurt muscles to heal? I strained my leg muscles walking up a very steep hill to our hotel. They really hurt. How long until they recover? Fri, 28 Feb 2020 08:18:46 EST Someone tell me what a "fitness consultation" is? I plan to try and go to the local anytime fitness gym on Friday and I was told I would be seeing someone a "fitness consultation" and I don't know what to expect. <BR> <BR> So I was wondering what I should try and expect. Plus I'm 360 plus pounds. And am a bit scared of going to the gym my first time. <BR> <BR> Any tips or advice at all would be greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR> Thank You! Wed, 26 Feb 2020 21:16:03 EST Spark version of chair sit press I'd like to somehow log on Spark an exercise I do that consists of sitting in a chair, placing my hands on the sides of the seat, and then lifting my torso off the chair, just barely resting my toes on the floor. It works my arms intensely and engages my core. Eventually, I will be trying to take my feet off the floor completely. I've already spent a fair amount of time searching for something similar on Spark, and would rather be exercising more or preparing great food than keep browsing! <B... Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:22:57 EST How do you strength train? Where did you start? What is your favorite training activity? Fri, 21 Feb 2020 20:14:51 EST Fitness Trackers Good morning everyone. Can anyone here recommend a reliable fitness tracker that does not require connection to a cell phone? I dont own a phone. I'd like this to count steps, and, calories burned. If it monitors heart or anything else, that's a plus, but not necessary. Price range 30.00 to 50.00 . Fri, 21 Feb 2020 11:01:52 EST Sprained my ankle. Any exercise ideas? I fell and did a good job in hurting myself. Both of my ankles are swollen and one is in a splint. I was told by the doctor to keep my feet elevated as much as possible. Thankfully nothing is broken and no sign of blood clots. Any ideas for exercise that don't require walking or a lot of time standing? Fri, 21 Feb 2020 01:42:58 EST Captains chair exercises How many sets/reps do you do and what moves do you do? <BR> The first time I tried this piece of equipment I couldn't even hold myself on it, now I do 50 reps mixing up the knees up, legs up, alternating legs and side ways knee up (no idea what these moves are called LOL) Mon, 17 Feb 2020 21:09:45 EST My 5k Diminished A Bit With some short jogging sprints mixed into my walking, I can usually keep my 5k time under an hour. I was pretty happy with that until I read this: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>51520932 </link> <BR> <BR> Now I see room for improvement! <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> Sun, 16 Feb 2020 13:30:44 EST help For the last 4 years I have worked 12 hour days at a very sedentary job, I have also cared for my husband who had breast cancer then suffered heart failure because of the cancer drugs. Thankfully he is almost back to normal, but now I am the one battling breast cancer. I was told that if I don't lose weight and move more the chances of a recurrence of this cancer will be higher, I'm still being treated for it now and don't have the energy to do this all again. My problem is I am SOOOOO tired.... Sun, 16 Feb 2020 12:40:14 EST Leslie Sansone - Walk Away the Pounds Hi! <BR> For those of you who have done Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds workouts regularly, what results have you achieved from it? I need to lose about 80 pounds and am thinking about giving it a shot. Thanks! Sat, 15 Feb 2020 23:20:58 EST Best sneakers for walking I'm very large (300#) and am going to start walking and training for my first 5k in September. <BR> <BR> I need new sneakers. Any suggestions for good support, wide width that can handle a big girl? There are so many kinds out there but I don't want to spend a lot of money on something that is going to fall apart or wear out too soon. <BR> <BR> Thanks,! Fri, 14 Feb 2020 13:26:32 EST Leslie's Miracle Miles Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I purchased leslie's miracle miles videos but it did not have the calendar :'( does anyone know where i can get it? Also has anyone had results with this program? Wed, 12 Feb 2020 16:04:40 EST Looking for an eliptical I am 6'2 with long legs and live in a condo where every room from the floor to the ceiling its 7 feet. Are there any elipticals that would work without my head hitting the ceiling? <BR> Thanks! Tue, 11 Feb 2020 15:25:22 EST Self-mapping walk When I used Sparkpeople several years ago, they had the feature of mapping out you outside walking to determine the distance/time walked. Is this feature still available? <BR> Sun, 9 Feb 2020 14:00:31 EST Have You Donated Blood Recently? Did you know that donating blood is part of a heart-healthy lifestyle? In fact, studies have shown that donating blood can be good for your heart. <BR> <BR> OneBlood Medical Director, Dr. Richard Gammon, M.D., states, “There have been studies published that show blood donors enjoy better health (Transfusion 2007) and blood donation reduces blood pressure (Transfusion 2016) and cholesterol (Am J Epi 1998).” <BR> <BR> Having diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol does not prevent ... Sun, 9 Feb 2020 10:09:37 EST Isolated Isometric Exercise? <BR> Muscle control is integral to every form of physical activity and involves both prime movers and antagonists. The more we can control the prime movers and exclude the antagonists the smoother the actions become. <BR> This is the exercise, lying supine (on your back) starting with the upper back contract those muscles to the exclusion of any other muscle groups. Then in order do the deltoids, pectoral muscles, lower back muscles, abdominals, quads, hamstrings, calves, anterior lower leg... Fri, 7 Feb 2020 14:18:31 EST How do I added to the steps leader board My question is how do I get added to the step leaderboard? Thu, 6 Feb 2020 20:39:40 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 6 Feb 2020 12:08:28 EST how long can i get six packs in exercise? My question is how long can i get six packs in exercise by myself , and have any advise in training six packs? Sun, 2 Feb 2020 20:30:31 EST Linking calories burned? Quick question: Do you have your calories for exercise linked to be "added back" to your calories intake for the day? Just trying to get an idea for the best approach. Why do you link or why not? Thanks. <BR> <BR> **I have them linked at the moment. I find this helps me stay on track but, I am looking at options. Thank you. Sun, 2 Feb 2020 11:25:05 EST Biking Challenge....February 2020 If you ride any kind of bike I hope you'll join us in this biking challenge. You can set your own goal and ride through the month with us. <BR> <BR> <BR> Bill60 - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> JustEatRealFood - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Kamel622 -20 / 20 / 280 <BR> <BR> <BR> Ride on! Sat, 1 Feb 2020 22:37:57 EST Qigong I just started doing Qigong. It is not an option for fitness here, like Tai chi is. Can it be added please? Sat, 1 Feb 2020 15:16:09 EST HELP!! Injured but want to stay in exercise habit Hey, I am having a really rough start to my year. In the end of December, I finally recovered enough from my concussion last summer to start working out again. I was getting into the groove of things again, yoga 2x a week, pole fitness 2x a week, getting 13,000 steps in each day walking dogs for extra cash (I'm currently a college student, this is my last semester) and then this weekend I had an accident and now I have a fractures wrist, a hairline fracture in my ulna and another in my radius... Thu, 30 Jan 2020 00:50:41 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 24 Jan 2020 23:39:59 EST Exercise is an immunity booster Just a reminder as the flu season is crazy (at least where I live) that 30 minutes of daily exercise will boost your immunity by 10 percent. Nothing to sneeze about:) <BR> <BR> My day is more than full, so my exercise will consist of HIC--or High intensity cleaning. That will involve running up and down the stairs putting things away, vacuuming, mopping and dustin in triple time! <BR> <BR> Mrslivingwell <BR> Mcdougall Plan Coleader Thu, 23 Jan 2020 09:06:57 EST Best Recumbent Bike to Buy? Hi all, <BR> <BR> I am looking at getting a good quality, lasting recumbent bike for my mom and I to use. We're willing to spend around $500 (more if needed). I am looking at something that won't break down and is easy to put together since I will be doing it by myself :/ <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any good brand/specific bike model suggestions? <BR> <BR> Thank you! Wed, 22 Jan 2020 08:51:10 EST Morton's Neuroma Anyone with experience with Morton's Neuroma? <BR> I'm not sure what to do. Will it heal with rest? Can I do something to promote healing? Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:35:08 EST steps can you count steps from your fitness app as exercise Wed, 15 Jan 2020 17:32:36 EST Knee, Back, and Core My back has multiple bad disks and my knees are constantly hurting. What is the best way to improve and build my bodies support system? Sat, 11 Jan 2020 17:06:14 EST Turbo Sculpt Does anyone out there do Turbo Sculpt? If so, how do you track it and how many calories do you think you burn? It seems to be a combination of strength training with some cardio and I’m having trouble trying to figure out how to track it properly. Help! Sat, 11 Jan 2020 13:47:05 EST Gateway to 8K Have you heard of Couch to 5K? There is another program out there that will take you from a 5K to an 8K. I'm planning on starting it next week. That involves getting up about an hour earlier than I currently do, as it takes longer than the 30 minutes I usually run and with getting kids ready and caring for animals before work I don't have the schedule to do it at my regular workout time. <BR> <BR> Wish me luck! Both with the 5:30am wake up call and the actual program! Thu, 9 Jan 2020 09:13:10 EST Do you use a fitness app? I love going to the gym, but I like to have at home workout options as well. Was wondering if a fitness app might help me with my goals <em>252</em> ...tia <em>30</em> Tue, 7 Jan 2020 13:45:48 EST Disabled I'm disabled and cannot do regular exercises as I'm in a lift chair. How do I compensate for that? Tue, 7 Jan 2020 09:21:38 EST Recommendation for Yoga and meditation Hello, <BR> <BR> Any recommendations for yoga and meditation videos or books? <BR> <BR> Thank you :) <BR> Sun, 5 Jan 2020 21:04:39 EST Biking Challenge....January 2020 If you ride any kind of bike I hope you'll join us in this biking challenge. You can set your own goal and ride through the month with us. <BR> <BR> <BR> Bill60 - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> JustEatRealFood - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Kamel622 -10 / 10 / 190 <BR> Ladystarwind - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Motivated@Last - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> <BR> <BR> Ride on! <BR> Wed, 1 Jan 2020 13:13:46 EST Piriformous syndrome My chiropractor said I have piriformous syndrome. At first was treating it as sciatica pain and them after it wasn't getting better said he believes piriformous syndrome. He gave me stretches and I've gotten 3 massages to try to help. I've done no workouts other than yoga for sciatica for 2 months and I'm going crazy! Anyone have experience with this and how did you recover? I ordered a brace that says will help relieve the pain. I can walk just fine and really only have severe pain w... Wed, 1 Jan 2020 12:50:46 EST Best Half-Marathon Training Hi all! <BR> <BR> I am interested in starting to train for a half marathon. I do currently run weekly and average around 2-3 miles per run. I've been searching on pinterest for a nice half marathon training calendar for beginners. Do you have any advice or resources? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance! <BR> Alice Mon, 30 Dec 2019 12:29:05 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 29 Dec 2019 07:27:44 EST Weight tracker I have been seeing individuals that can change and display a cool weight tracker. How do I go about doing that? Sun, 29 Dec 2019 01:03:13 EST Fitness trackers Do our Fitness trackers go back to 0 on January 1, 2020? Sat, 28 Dec 2019 18:22:11 EST The Cinderella Solution - Thoughts? Hey guys. My wife and I have tried several workout programs together (P90x, Kinobody, Beachbody, etc.) and worked out autonomously. She's not aiming to look like the Peloton Bike Girl but we're always experimenting with new exercise and fitness programs to switch it up and not get bored. I'm one to do more research and over think, and she's not as reserved and likes a new experience. <BR> <BR> Well there's a new program that a ton of women are talking about now, called "The Cinderel... Fri, 20 Dec 2019 18:36:04 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 19 Dec 2019 08:49:23 EST Question about recovery time. I got an elliptical for xmas. It is the stair stepper kind. I love it, but I can barely do it! So far the longest I have been able to do it is 4 minutes at a time on the easiest setting, and I can REALLY feel it. lol <BR> <BR> My question is, should I give myself a rest day in order to recover after pushing myself like that? Should I do 3 days on, one day off? Just want to give myself the best opportunity to progress with this. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance for your help..... <BR> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 11:21:50 EST Bench Press - Incline or Flat Bench? Hey guys, I do a lot of strength training due to neck issues and to try to keep my posture in good standing. I really lean towards incline bench to hit the top of my chest and it feels like a more natural angle if I were to organically be pushing something. Well, recently I've had shoulder surgery and will need to cut back on overhead pushing motions. I'm not a big fan of flat bench but am not sure of benefits versus incline. I'm also open to any other chest exercises that don't include overh... Fri, 13 Dec 2019 19:07:33 EST running is suitable in morning or at night? Because i heard somebody said running is no good at night?isn't true?Because something i have running after 8 pm. Fri, 13 Dec 2019 00:00:27 EST how to solve the knee pain problem after running? Hi,me is a beginner runner.I start running in this month,but every time after i running i will felt my knee have a little painful.Is this a normal phenomena or maybe the ways i running is wrong.Can everyone give me some advise to help me. <BR> Wed, 11 Dec 2019 05:32:48 EST Mi Band question I just got a Mi Band 4 for my birthday. (It's a fitness tracker for the uninitiated) <BR> <BR> I swim a lot, but I am kind of afraid to take it into the water, even though it's supposed to be fine for swimming, and there's even a function to track your swimming. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have a Mi Band who can assure me I won't ruin my new device if I wear it to go swimming? Mon, 2 Dec 2019 20:21:58 EST Biking Challenge....December 2019 If you ride any kind of bike I hope you'll join us in this biking challenge. You can set your own goal and ride through the month with us. <BR> <BR> Again1-0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Bill60 - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> JustEatRealFood - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Kamel622 -10 / 10 / 190 <BR> Ladystarwind - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Motivated@Last - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> <BR> <BR> Ride on! Sun, 1 Dec 2019 18:19:15 EST I'm so excited! I'm getting a Bow flex Elliptical machine for Christmas tomorrow! I used to have a gym membership and the ellipticals were my favorite for cardio. I am so grateful for this! I can't wait to get on it! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Sat, 30 Nov 2019 20:46:45 EST Black Saturday Free Fitness Equipment My local (Twin Cities, Minnesota) Craigslist Free section today had 7 listings of free fitness equipment, tradmills. elipticals and a spin bike. Everyday there is something on there to be had. This is most likelikely available in urban areas but looking is worth the effort if you are looking to accquire fitness equipment. Sat, 30 Nov 2019 14:01:28 EST Compatible Fitness Trackers What fitness/activity trackers are compatible with SP that are not Fitbits? Sat, 30 Nov 2019 00:14:32 EST My legs hate me I completed day two of Beachbody 21 Day Fix this morning and my legs are killing me! Tomorrow is Lower Fix which I assume is legs. I am open to any words of wisdom, tips, tricks, anything to help get me through tomorrow. I have so fallen off the wagon and I really want to not only get back on but make it to the finish line this time. Wed, 20 Nov 2019 12:07:10 EST Walking and weightloss..confused Hi! <BR> <BR> I am sure this topic has been addressed before, but I am new to the community and would appreciate any and all feedback you might have. I am trying to Los 5-10 lbs and have been walking as my daily exercise. I wake up and do 90 minutes on the treadmill, which amounts to about 6.5 miles and then at lunch I walk another 4 miles roughly 55 min and after work I do another 4.5 miles *60 min <BR> I get in a little over 30k steps a day on work days and 25k or so on weekends. I am not... Tue, 19 Nov 2019 22:03:26 EST Chair workouts Hello, I am new to this (sorta, starting new trying new stuff). I am looking for some good chair exercises I can do to get me started. Any suggestions, ideas, video links would be great! Thanks in advance! Tue, 19 Nov 2019 21:31:31 EST No Good News? Who Says? <link><BR>tisfaction/population-health-care-cont<BR>inuum/article/21115095/cigarette-smoki<BR>ng-among-us-adults-hits-alltime-low </link> Tue, 19 Nov 2019 13:46:36 EST Nordic Track Commercial 2450 Treadmill Does anyone have any experience with this treadmill? <BR> <BR> We are considering purchasing one. <BR> <BR> Thanks Sat, 16 Nov 2019 15:49:53 EST What do you like about your health insurance? I personally signed up for a new health insurance program today that also works with with a fitness discount. The basic program from my local gym (Anytime Fitness) is included in there list of approved gyms. There personal trainer 30 minute setup thing is also included for free. <BR> <BR> So the trainer will do my weight and height and stuff like that which is included with the free plan. <BR> <BR> This new health provider sounds great. <BR> <BR> This option as well as a few other optio... Thu, 14 Nov 2019 18:15:23 EST How do I add step when I forgot to sync my fitbit? How do I add the steps taken daily when I forgot to sync my fitbit the night before? Sat, 9 Nov 2019 10:15:04 EST senior chair exercises I do senior chair exercises at least 3 times a week, sometimes more for approximately 1-1/2 hrs. I strive for a calorie burn of 700. My fit bit records the calories burned. But, when I look at the detail of that exercise, the peak is always the highest percentage and the calorie burn is the very lowest. I use this 700 to be able to consume more calories for the day. My caloric intake for the day is set at 1200, recommended! I am confused by how it is detailed and if I am able to use th... Fri, 8 Nov 2019 12:11:40 EST Exercising when sick Was wondering what type of exercises everyone does when they have a cold. I currently have a head cold that has moved into my chest. I am trying find something I can do until the cough has subsided. Thanks for any input. Mon, 4 Nov 2019 20:34:20 EST Biking Challenge....November 2019 If you ride any kind of bike I hope you'll join us in this biking challenge. You can set your own goal and ride through the month with us. <BR> <BR> Again1-0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Bill60 - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> JustEatRealFood - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Kamel622 -10 / 10 / 240 <BR> Ladystarwind - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Motivated@Last - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> <BR> <BR> Ride on! Fri, 1 Nov 2019 21:32:36 EST What to call this exercise? I have a blower/vac for my leaves. I vacuum them up and they get ground up for use in my garden as mulch (free and plentiful lol!) This is a lot of work but is great exercise! I just don't know what to call it. Raking lawn? It's not really all raking just some. I don't do it every day like dishes which I don't count. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance! Fri, 1 Nov 2019 17:40:15 EST Don't have to be crippled the rest of your life! Here is another bit of inspiration about someone who thought they would have to live the rest of their life crippled (hunchback) and came back from it with yoga: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ld-proves-yoga-can-keep-you-young/ </link> <BR> <BR> Anything is possible when you pay attention to the food you put in your body and the movements you do with your body. <BR> <BR> Mrslivingwell <BR> McDougall Plan Coleader Wed, 30 Oct 2019 11:04:03 EST Help on injury - stuff legs Hello, I recently injured my adductors and spent a few months avoiding certain exercises to allow them to heal, however , I am baffled at another injury I have as I cannot pinpoint what I have injured , how , or what to do to avoid the injury reoccurring. Sometimes when I do cardio such as a HIIT class I am fine until I leave the class , within 10 mins my legs stiffen up and I am unable to walk as my thighs are so painful. I struggle to pick my legs up to move or walk or even get in my car... Tue, 29 Oct 2019 20:25:14 EST Beachbody's Cize workout dvds I went to Goodwill yesterday and looked around. I found Beachbody's Cize end of exercise workout dvds there. I exercised to the first exercise program today and it was fun. I hope I can get the other dance moves down in the other dvds. Is anyone doing the Cize workout dvds? If you are how are your results with it? Tue, 29 Oct 2019 15:05:49 EST Simple choice for tracking steps I have not had much success with pedometers in the past due to not being able to set my stride with the device. I would like specific recommendations of very simple to use trackers. I am over 60 and my phone is not a smart phone. I would just like a gadget to wear that says how many steps I took so I can be inspired to get in a few more. I don’t need to have it tie into computer data, or tell me my heart rate, etc. Please let me know what you used and how simple it was. I don’t need another ... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:45:37 EST Steroid Shots? Might be time to rethink it: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ews/articles/2019-10-15/steroid-shots-<BR>for-painful-joints-may-make-matters-worse </link> <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> Thu, 17 Oct 2019 01:20:11 EST Premium Workouts OMGosh ... where have I been? I've had SparkPeople Premium for a long time and am just now (at maintenance) discovering Premium Workouts. <BR> <BR> I totally love that you can choose 10, 20 or 30 minutes AND that you've got a person in a picture doing the exercise right there in front of you ... your own leader! <BR> <BR> If any of you have Premium, I give this a big thumbs up! Don't be like me! <BR> <BR> Thanks to SparkPeople for this tool ... <BR> <BR> Stephanie Wed, 16 Oct 2019 14:28:24 EST Best Exercises for HIIT I love to do HIIT workouts. I like to keep my workouts to 20 minutes at a time. I use high knees, squats, jump rope, side steps. What moves do you do? Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:46:14 EST Move It, Move It, Move It! Another study to study: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s/2019/10/191011112250.htm </link> <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> Sat, 12 Oct 2019 12:18:27 EST Outdoor walking How do I add this to my tracker?Shared74 <BR> Fri, 11 Oct 2019 11:48:30 EST Beachbody's Country Heat exercise I was wondering if anyone else is doing Beachbody's Country Heat exercise. I started doing it a few days ago. Has anyone lost any weight while doing it? I have the dvds. I bought some portion size containers new at Goodwill and I bought the little book that goes with the 21 day fix there too. I don't use the containers. I weigh my food on a food scale and keep up with it on Sparkpeople tracker. I am doing my elliptical and other exercises too. How do you track Country Heat if you do the worko... Wed, 9 Oct 2019 14:45:28 EST How Do You Put It Together? Hi everyone! This is probably a dumb question, but I'm going to ask it anyway - lol! Do you subtract the calories burned (as shown on the fitness tracker) from the calories eaten daily? For example, if I ate 1,300 calories and exercised enough to burn 100 calories, does that bring my daily calorie total down to 1,200? <BR> <BR> Thanks so much! Fri, 4 Oct 2019 17:08:55 EST Is yoga strength training or cardio? I've seen articles claiming yoga is strength training and others stating it's cardio. Wed, 2 Oct 2019 19:08:03 EST Biking Challenge....October 2019 If you ride any kind of bike I hope you'll join us in this biking challenge. You can set your own goal and ride through the month with us. <BR> <BR> Again1-0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Bill60 - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> JustEatRealFood - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Kamel622 -10 / 10 / 290 <BR> Ladystarwind - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Motivated@Last - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> <BR> <BR> Ride on! Tue, 1 Oct 2019 21:46:35 EST After a workout What is the best thing to eat after a workout? Protein or carbs? Tue, 1 Oct 2019 16:35:24 EST Farmer Carries/Farmer Walk Any idea on how to track this exercise? Mon, 30 Sep 2019 13:35:52 EST Freebies I review my local Craigslist/Free every day just to see what I may find I can use. Every day there is free fitness equipment up for grabs. For example I have gotten two Total Gyms there. Yesterday there was one elliptical and two treadmills available and today another treadmill. All are cited as being in working order. What is available on the list in your location? Mon, 23 Sep 2019 13:25:16 EST Recommendation for Beginner Workout Guide I’m looking for a book similar to BodyBoss Ultimate Body 12-Week Fitness Guide — one that breaks down specific exercises for you to do, how many reps, etc.... However, it is my understanding this specific fitness guide is really for the physically fit and that even the 4 week pre-training is fairly advanced for a beginner. I need a guide that will get me to this 4 week pre-training. I’m 50+ and not physically fit. Sun, 22 Sep 2019 18:52:10 EST weight lifting Does anybody lift weights with shoulder arthritis? Im lifting 5 pound weights, Im hoping it will relieve some stiffness in my shoulders. Sun, 22 Sep 2019 09:49:53 EST Affordable equipment for small spaces? Hi there! I live in a small apartment and am wanting to get some kind of treadmill, rowing machine, etc that won't take up much space, if that's possible. I have an "under the desk" bike/pedaling thing and it's great but I want something more. Does anyone know of anything great that doesn't take up a lot of space but works well? Is there such a thing as a treadmill that you can fold up between uses? Sun, 22 Sep 2019 00:58:00 EST Staying Fit While Traveling Hey guys. So I am new here and I hope I am posting this in the right place. <BR> <BR> So I am in a bad cycle. <BR> <BR> And because of my lifestyle, I can't stay fit. When I am home I work out 5 -6 days a week. I lift weights and run. And get into great shape. But my job requires that I spend months abroad. I am often in hostel dorms, or shared rooms. And it is acquired to work out. It is also harder to eat healthy because I have to eat out every meal. Because of this I gain weight fast.... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 10:09:29 EST Exercise Don't try to overdo it. <BR> “A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.” Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:21:21 EST abs for running they don't have a machine that works out the thigh muscle that raises the leg, at my gym they just have the handle bars for leg raises. It works the abs and the leg at the same time. So are mostly the abs raising the legs when someone is running. It's easier to work out the abs with added weight than adding weight to leg raises, can ab work improve mile time noticabley, while forgetting about the thigh muscle that raises the leg. I never really worked out my abs directly but maybe that's ... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 09:17:57 EST Good shoes for exercising? Anyone found some really good workout shoes? I have trouble with my knees and do better if I have good soles like the Sketcher go walk shoes. Not good for exercising though. Any ideas? Soft soles. Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:41:19 EST Beginner Yoga Workout anyone? I'd like to add a bit of yoga to my workout repertoire, maybe at home. I did ONE class years ago and was no good at it, but I really want to try it again. I'd appreciate if anyone could perhaps post a link to a workout I could try? Simple stuff for relaxation and stretching mostly? Thanks! Fri, 6 Sep 2019 06:31:39 EST Immediate DOMS? Has anyone ever had DOMS happen immediately following a workout? I haven’t really push my legs hard in a strength training session in a while as I’ve been focusing on distance bike riding and sore legs slow me down. So today I hit the weights and squatted, lunged, jumped and hamstringed (ok I made that word up) my legs hard and my legs were sore before I’d even finished the workout! Like when you try and sit and you feel every muscle. If they’re like this already I’m dreading what they’ll... Wed, 4 Sep 2019 17:11:20 EST Anyone play pickleball? As I get older my knees have taken quite the hit from playing tennis for 30+ years and now I have taken up playing pickleball as a fun new court sport. Anyone else on Spark play the sport? Wed, 4 Sep 2019 16:32:45 EST Exercise question I haven't exercised consistently in quite awhile and I would like to start exercising regularly again. How long should I aim for a day? How long should I wait to increase that time? Tue, 3 Sep 2019 14:10:13 EST [Opinions wanted] Problems with personal trainer So, in mid-July, I signed up with a personal trainer and nutrition specialist for a four-month package (it was something like $400). The first month was excellent, but then the gym restructured (trainer was promoted to branch manager), the trainer went on vacation, I neglected to send my information one week, etc. Now, it's been about a month since I've heard from him. Do you think I should talk to him? Should I ask for a refund, or for him to simply extend the time he's supposed to help me? ... Tue, 3 Sep 2019 12:37:11 EST Where to start? I've been heavy most of my life and was "fit fat" for most of it. I could start exercising without major "consequences" aka aches and pains that didn't feel good because I earned it. Well, after several years of not exercises, mostly due to not having the energy (medical issues), I'm completely out of shape and feel every day of the 50+ years I've been on this earth. I, also, have arthritis in my knees so my usual "go to." walking, isn't going to work, this time. Where should I start? Tue, 3 Sep 2019 10:58:47 EST Biking Challenge....September 2019 If you ride any kind of bike I hope you'll join us in this biking challenge. You can set your own goal and ride through the month with us. <BR> <BR> Again1-0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Bill60 - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> JustEatRealFood - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Kamel622 -10 / 10 / 290 <BR> Ladystarwind - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Motivated@Last - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> <BR> <BR> Ride on! <BR> Sun, 1 Sep 2019 16:51:10 EST fitness trackers without smart phone My fitbit one has died. Are there any fitness trackers that don't require a smart phone? I could use a basic pedometer, but like being able to see my activity on line to check activity level trend over time. I would also like to track heart rate as well, because I like strength training and the step counter are useless for that. Tried a Charge 3, because it claims to work with window 10, but it doesn't. Fitbits response was to just use it with a smart phone. Fri, 30 Aug 2019 12:17:37 EST Busy Walked a mile, and did some stationary biking Tue, 27 Aug 2019 14:23:28 EST Fitness plan Hi all, I’ve been trying on and off for a few years to run, I love it, but I cannot get my fitness level to a decent standard, I get up to being able to run 5k with only a walk at half way mark, but then busy life takes over and my fitness level go back to school next week so I want a fitness plan that I can do daily to increase my overall fitness so I can up my running, I have an exercise bike, dumbbells yoga Matt, and a climbing machine....but I’m struggling to find a plan onl... Tue, 27 Aug 2019 03:47:27 EST Recs for low impact, high intensity work-outs Hi! I'm looking for some ideas for low impact but high intensity work-outs. Doc wants me to avoid the classes I love until I lose more weight :( The pool will be closing soon, so the water work outs I've been doing will be out soon. I love walking, but it's not really intense enough to help lose weight as fast as the HIIT and Zumba work outs were helping. Mon, 26 Aug 2019 11:25:45 EST Desk Exercise Hi All, <BR> <BR> I am just getting back into the swing of the loss weight get health thing. I plan on setting up a regular exercise program at the gym and walking but was looking for something a little more to help stay motivated. I am at my desk from 8:30 am till 5:30 pm (or later) every weekday. I was wondering if anyone had access or could point me to a list of activities that I can do at my desk during the day to keep the momentum up during the day. ANy suggestions are appreciated. ... Mon, 26 Aug 2019 10:06:04 EST Calling Meditation Practitioners Who are the other meditation people here? <BR> <BR> * Do you practice regularly? <BR> * Every once in a while? <BR> * Thinking about giving it a try? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I use the Headspace app for guided meditation but I also practice Mokuso and Zazen meditation. <BR> <BR> Helps me stay focused (I know, says the guy typing this while he's at the office, supposed to be working. LOL) and is an impor... Fri, 23 Aug 2019 12:32:25 EST 21 Day Fix Has anyone been successful with 21 Day Fix by following only the workout program? I use Beachbody on demand, and I’m not sure if I want to purchase the meal plan containers or just keep doing my own food prep. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:46:22 EST Your strategies for dealing with plantar fasciitis Please tell what has worked for you. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 04:21:26 EST Should I continue to exercise? Hi! I am having this condition that causing me to have a dull achy pain that starts up around my knee and goes all they way down my leg. It started about a year ago when we were on a trip to Nebraska and I had been sitting in the car a while so I just thought it was my leg cramping and me needing to get out and stretch. Then about a year later we went on another trip and the same thing happened only the trip wasn't near as long. I didn't notice it too much but now that I have started running ... Mon, 19 Aug 2019 10:45:08 EST Specific exercises I need exercises for my huge stomach! Im over being asked if im pregnant. All of my fat has settled right up under my breasts! And i have this hanging stomach under it! I look and feel ridiculous.. Thu, 15 Aug 2019 12:32:40 EST Fitness Tracking Can you show your fitness tracking on your nutrition log? Wonder if it would calculate the calories burned and what's left for consumption Wed, 14 Aug 2019 15:27:00 EST PiYo workouts. Have you tried them? Does anybody do PiYo workouts? A friend just posted a video on Facebook of a class she teaches. It's a low impact exercise that combines pilates and yoga. Looks interesting. Any thoughts? Mon, 12 Aug 2019 21:08:42 EST Need advice please! WARNING! THIS IS WORDY! So sorry! LOL. <BR> (Any Personal Trainers or Nutritionists out there possibly? <BR> <BR> So, been taking a multi collagen protein peptides powder (Ancient Nutrition-Dr. Axe) over a month now main reason, loss of elasticity in my aging 51 year YOUNG skin. LOL. Have noticed my nails are stronger and hair is getting longer-good! They say it takes a few months to see results in your skin. Anyhoo, my weight has stayed in a healthy range 116 for a 5’1” gal. Thing is, I ha... Thu, 8 Aug 2019 10:40:50 EST Supportive Sports Bras for Busty Women I can't find a good sports bra! <BR> <BR> I have a rather large bust, and I've found on Amazon what look like great sports bras with high ratings, but if you look closely at the ratings you'll find higher than average really low ratings, with lots of comments about thin material, not enough support, and even holes forming in the material.... and a lot of them that claim to be true to size the women have a difficult time trying to squeeze into them. I followed one comment to another brand, b... Mon, 5 Aug 2019 05:22:05 EST Biking Challenge....August 2019 If you ride any kind of bike I hope you'll join us in this biking challenge. You can set your own goal and ride through the month with us. <BR> <BR> Again1-0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Bill60 - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> JustEatRealFood - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Kamel622 -10 / 10 / 290 <BR> Ladystarwind - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Motivated@Last - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Zosbos - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> <BR> <BR> Ride on! Thu, 1 Aug 2019 13:43:56 EST Any serious runners go through an injury? Is anyone a serious runner that has gone through a long, extensive injury and would care to share their experience? Mon, 29 Jul 2019 03:39:56 EST Having trouble going back to the gym I’ve been going to the Y for a year but recently gained back 30 lbs of the over 80 lost in the past year. When I was there a couple of weeks ago, some guy watching tv in the lobby looked at me and s aid “goddamn look at that” and pointed me out to his friend. When I finished my workout and passed him as I left it was more of the same. I’ve been back to the gym only twice since then to swim and I’ve been so self conscious to the point of wanting to cry each time. I like to exercise because it’... Mon, 29 Jul 2019 00:40:22 EST returning to spark, advice please Hi everyone, <BR> I just returned to spark with some time off, and gaining all my weight back. I would like to know how can I ease back into exercise. Walking seems more challenging right now with arthritis in my knees. <BR> <BR> Tammy Fri, 26 Jul 2019 23:58:26 EST Exercise for strengthening knees What are the best non machine exercises for strengthening knees. <BR> <BR> Rather what are good body weight exercises to strengthen the muscles that hold the knees? <BR> <BR> Tia <BR> Mrslivingwell <BR> Mcdougal plan leader Fri, 26 Jul 2019 09:54:40 EST Have you tried taking CBD when you are sore? Hey Guys! I recently started taking CBD products when I am having pain in my knees and back. It helps tremendously when I take around 20mg before my workout. Has anyone else used CBD to ease the pain of a run or weightlifting session? Thu, 25 Jul 2019 00:26:24 EST Recumbent Trike Riders Does anyone else here ride a recumbent trike for exercise and pleasufee? Tue, 23 Jul 2019 01:02:28 EST Which machines are best for "Bad" knees I have been trying to walk as much as I can during work (laps around the building) and doing 6-7 miles at the park on Saturdays, but it has gotten so horribly hot here, and I have realized that the weather will interfere with my walking a lot (rain, heat, cold). I want to keep up a regular routine without having to figure out how to work around the weather for the week. So...they are opening a Planet Fitness a mile from my house and I am planning to join. I had not considered a gym before b... Mon, 22 Jul 2019 10:41:44 EST Whats a good fat % measuring device? besides the one at the supermarket <em>15</em> <em>17</em> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 01:12:14 EST Lifting weights Is lifting weights (machines and free weights) <em>23</em> any good at losing weight? Is aerobic exercise better for losing calories ? <BR> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 01:09:27 EST Sore Muscles Hi! <BR> <BR> As the title says, if someone has sore muscles or tightness as i don't know how else to describe it, should they exercise that day? <BR> <BR> I worked out this week tuesday and yesterday (wed) and tuesday I went to zumba was a little sore but went to a kickboxing circuit yesterday and I'm a bit sore/stiff in my legs/thighs. I would like to have 3 days of working out under my belt. I would skip today but the gym is not open tomorrow when I'm available and the weekend I have p... Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:30:50 EST What's your waist size & weight? I'm 125 lbs, 5'5" with a 30 in waist. I just feel like my waist is big.. like I really should weigh more with a waist this size? Is a 30in waist at my weight & height normal? What are your numbers? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Tue, 16 Jul 2019 10:52:42 EST Rowing machine vs. stationary bike I'm looking for something to add to my fitness routine that will be sustainable year-round, which means it needs to be something that I can do at home, that doesn't take up a ridiculous amount of space, and that I can do while watching TV/listening to a podcast/etc. I'm not unathletic, but I'm also not in amazing shape or anything; I want something that gives me a good workout, but it's not like super serious business over here, either. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I can't decide between a rowing machi... Sun, 14 Jul 2019 18:11:47 EST Tracking both mileage and minutes Is it possible to track both mileage and minutes of exercise without entering the data twice? If I enter the data in the Mileage tracker, the minutes don't get counted toward the goal for minutes of exercise. I want to track both, preferably without having to enter the activity twice. I don't need to track calories burned. Suggestions, anyone? Sat, 13 Jul 2019 13:54:08 EST What is your preferred exercise? 240 minutes of pickleball both inside and outside Mon, 8 Jul 2019 23:26:20 EST finding the distance of walk in the nieghbourhood I cant find the site where I can follow my distance of my walk in my immediate area. I used to moniter my distance but cant remember how to find the correct spot. I have been away since I had surgery for lung cancer, but I loved to keep track of my walks . Sun, 7 Jul 2019 16:04:54 EST Need Advice Hi, <BR> <BR> First of all I will introduce my self. I am Indian age of 40yrs and living Kuwait working as IT consultant. My job is to seating in front of computer for 8 hrs. My job timing is 8 am to 5 pm. Always g out of office near about 5.15-5.20 pm I live far from the office so reach home at near about 6.30 pm. I have weekly only friday and saturday half day. <BR> <BR> Now I want to start doing swimming for maintaining my routine workout and body movement. But before starting that I wan... Fri, 5 Jul 2019 03:34:03 EST Exercise bike New to the bike. Starting out 20 mins per Ortho Dr. Tension is set a 2. Going forward how do I increase? Speed, time or tension? Help. Tue, 2 Jul 2019 11:53:52 EST Help setting up fitness page Hello. I haven't been here for several years but I'm back and getting things set up. Things have changed since I was last here. I'm trying to set up my fitness page and it used to be you could tell it what equipment you had and it would suggest exercises that you could pick from. Am I missing it of is it no longer an option? Mon, 1 Jul 2019 18:13:00 EST Favorite workout DVD/video? My current fave is Jillian Michaels "Shred-it with Weights" (Kettlebell workout). It's only 25 min. long but really gives me a workout. I'm a beginner and I can do it. Only using a 2kg kettlebell at the moment. Will move up to a 4kg one when I get stronger. Mon, 1 Jul 2019 12:02:37 EST Biking Challenge....July 2019 If you ride any kind of bike I hope you'll join us in this biking challenge. You can set your own goal and ride through the month with us. <BR> <BR> Again1-0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Bill60 - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> JustEatRealFood - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Kamel622 -10 / 0 / 300 <BR> Ladystarwind - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Motivated@Last - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Zosbos - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> <BR> <BR> Ride on! Sun, 30 Jun 2019 14:40:39 EST Another treadmill vs walking question I use Random Level 12 on the Treadmill and walk at 3.5 mph for 60 minutes. <BR> <BR> The treadmill tells me that I burned 347 calories. <BR> <BR> Spark tells me that @5% Incline & 3mph for 65 minutes = 358 calories burned. <BR> <BR> When I just enter walking 3.67 miles for 65 minutes = 182 calories burned. <BR> <BR> The reason I am asking is, I have reached maintenance and since using the treadmill, I am having more trouble staying at my desired weight. I either drop down 2 lbs which cre... Fri, 28 Jun 2019 13:48:10 EST Arthritis Successes? Feeling pessimistic - is it possible to relieve osteoarthritis pain with exercise? Walking very far is difficult, but I wonder whether to push it (slowly, of course). Mon, 24 Jun 2019 12:26:42 EST Leslie Sansone Walk at Home program - who does it? I started doing the Leslie Sansone Walk and Home video programs 6 weeks ago. <BR> <BR> The first week I did the 3 mile ones, the second & third weeks the 4 mile ones, the fourth & fifth week the 5 mile ones... at least four times a week. I lost no weight. <BR> <BR> This week I upped my game to 5 miles in the morning and 3 miles in the evening and am finally starting to see some loss. Also my appetite is much more manageable. I am not craving crap. <BR> <BR> Does anyone else do this walking... Sat, 22 Jun 2019 06:34:20 EST Aches? Pains? Unused Muscles? Hello all! <BR> <BR> I recently transitioned from a professional career, in which the last 15 years have been sitting, to a barista job, where I spend 6-8 hours a day on my feet. Needless to say, with the professional job and family duties absorbing most of my life, the transition has been...intense. <BR> <BR> I find myself weary, tired, exhausted, etc. at the end of a day. More interesting, I find myself in the position of having muscle....not really aches or pains...just a feeling like I... Fri, 21 Jun 2019 12:39:34 EST Good Exercises For Back Strengthening? I have an old lower back injury that likes to give me a lot of trouble when I stand or walk for a short duration of time (locks up and causes pain and discomfort). I'm hoping to find some good exercises to strengthen it up so I can start walking more and getting more high endurance exercises in. Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:45:36 EST Intermittent Fasting and weigh training Hi all, I’m looking to boost my fat loss as I am a big guy, over 300lbs. Been working out regularly, 5 days a week (M-F) for a few months now. Doing well and seeing changes but I wanna up the ante. <BR> <BR> I started doing Intermittent Fasting about a month ago. My eating window is 1pm to 9pm for the 16:8. And I was working out at 630pm each night. But my schedule has changed a bit and I also have been wanting to add fasted cardio into my routine. I have now had to switch my workout most da... Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:04:46 EST tracking exercise can I add a routine of my own. I have a 30 minute one that I got from my Physical therapist and I know when to increase etc? Is it possible to add it. I have been exercising quite a while but only way to record anything is get as I can in tracker is to use yours and most of them aren't even close. Mon, 17 Jun 2019 15:47:54 EST How does Spark calculate calories burned How does Spark calculate calories burned when doing their workout?, have often wondered. <BR> Thanx <BR> Sun, 16 Jun 2019 15:40:29 EST General exercise class I am starting a class that has resistance bands, stability ball, small dumbbell weights. It is more than just general stretching, but I don't know what to put it on a fitness tracker. using the stability ball there are crunches, back exercises, etc. plus balancing on it when we are doing work with the resistance band. All exercises she is working out core, even if we are doing arm exercises with the resistance band. This class is HARD for a 68 year old who isn't in shape. Just hope I can mana... Tue, 11 Jun 2019 22:12:12 EST Premium Coaching Daily Community Task today Here's my task: <BR> What's your favorite way to squeeze more movement into your day? Tell us about it in the Fitness & Exercise forum. <BR> <BR> Since I have both ADHD and OCD, I combine what both need when working through housecleaning and decluttering chores. I'm not always as successful as I would like, and my house sure isn't ready to be a magazine cover, but setting the oven timer for 15 minutes and "racing the clock" in each room of my house while running back and forth to reset the ... Tue, 11 Jun 2019 12:39:24 EST How often do you strength train? How often do you strength train and what do you do? Mon, 10 Jun 2019 05:51:09 EST step tracker How do I add my steps to my fitness tracker? Thu, 6 Jun 2019 12:26:39 EST Leg day I train my upperbody with the routine of <BR> <BR> Chest/shoulder/tri <BR> Db bench press 3x12 <BR> Chest fly 3x12 <BR> Arnold press 3x12 <BR> Tricep pushdown 3x12 <BR> Overhead tricep extention 3x12 <BR> <BR> Back nd bi <BR> Chinups 3x12 <BR> Barbell row 3x12 <BR> Dumbbell row 3x12 <BR> Lat pull down 3x12 <BR> Reverse fly 3x12 <BR> Hammer curl (cable) 3x12 <BR> <BR> I hate leg days, dont know how to progress on them but if i just do lunges 3x10, extentions 3x12 and leg curls 3 x12 with ca... Wed, 5 Jun 2019 04:42:53 EST Rebounder on Cellercise Well, here's to a new endeavor: rebounding! I was so surprise just doing baby bounces with feet still on the mat, that my Fitbit Inspire counts them as steps. This could be the beginning of a "love affair" with my rebounder. Do you rebound? Tue, 4 Jun 2019 22:22:46 EST Playground strength exercises - low impact What's your go-to exercises for strength (not cardio) at a playground? I'm there with my kid anyway, what can I do while I'm there? Mon, 3 Jun 2019 21:41:48 EST Biking Challenge....June 2019 If you ride any kind of bike I hope you'll join us in this biking challenge. You can set your own goal and ride through the month with us. <BR> <BR> Again1-0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Bill60 - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> JustEatRealFood - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Kamel622 -10 / 0 / 300 <BR> Ladystarwind - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Motivated@Last - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Zosbos - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> <BR> <BR> Ride on! Sun, 2 Jun 2019 09:57:21 EST PIYO? Does anyone here do Piyo? I've seen the infomercials and I'm curious. Sun, 26 May 2019 10:47:16 EST DDP Yoga Anyone here tried the DDP Yoga? Fri, 24 May 2019 16:48:08 EST Tracker recommendations? My last tracker was a Garmin Forerunner purchased close to 10 years ago. It was optimized for running with its HR monitor and ability to track distance outdoors. <BR> <BR> Currently not running due to weight. I walk, spin, and go to the gym to do weights. In the age of the SmartWatch (I've never had one of those), is there a tracker more suited to my situation? Fitbit? (Never had one of those either and don't know what they can do.) Fri, 24 May 2019 11:26:20 EST Personal Trainer I have a personal trainer it is one of my family member and I workout with and she knows my body better. Fri, 24 May 2019 10:54:47 EST Sudden Increase since changing it up - long Hello! I'm new to SparkPeople and am looking for some feedback. <BR> <BR> I have quite a sedentary job, unfortunately - I love it but I don't move around much at all during the work day. However, I am quite active outside of those 8 hours - I diligently wake up early, engage in weight training in the morning, as well as walking on the treadmill because it helps with stress. I also love walking outdoors and will do that after work, in addition to walking to and from work whenever possible (a... Wed, 22 May 2019 21:38:04 EST Do you use an exercise tracker? I would like to know what tracker you use and how do you like it. I've been using a Fitbit 1 and love it but it's old and I felt like it was getting ready to quit on me. I just bought a Fitbit Charge 3 and am not liking it a lot. Would like to have some recommendations for one. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance Mon, 20 May 2019 21:16:09 EST Biking Challenge....May 2019 If you ride any kind of bike I hope you'll join us in this biking challenge. You can set your own goal and ride through the month with us. <BR> <BR> Again1-0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Bill60 - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Kamel622 -10 / 0 / 300 <BR> Ladystarwind - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Zosbos - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> <BR> <BR> Ride on! Wed, 1 May 2019 08:16:45 EST Program for a Total Beginner Can anyone recommend a program for someone who has not exercised at all in the past, is overweight, and wants to start with something that will be safe and challenging but not overwhelming? Mon, 22 Apr 2019 23:55:14 EST Question; Cardio or Strength Training Would you say pushing a motorized lawnmower (not self-propelled) is cardio or strength training? Wed, 17 Apr 2019 12:41:22 EST what exercise do you do for low back pain? trying to manage my lower back pain to avoid future flare ups. what exercises and stretches work for you? Fri, 12 Apr 2019 12:24:52 EST What is your go to pre and post exercise snack? Interested in how everyone eats for performance before and after workouts. Thank you in advance and GO! Fri, 12 Apr 2019 08:26:08 EST Gym strength training app recommendations Can anyone recommend an app they enjoyed using at the gym providing strength training workouts at the gym that incorporates dumb bells, gym equipment, and more? I am looking for whole body workouts and strength training workouts that focus on certain areas of the body in one session (upper body, lower body, core, etc.) Thanks fellow SP! Tue, 9 Apr 2019 18:22:09 EST How many fitness minutes in 2019 so far? 3767 Wed, 3 Apr 2019 06:19:52 EST Favorite workout Just wondering what people like to do. I do 4 separate workouts a week, but just get through Chest/calves, and Back/ shoulders. I'm having to lift light, and work at feeling the muscle work. Maybe that's why I don't really love them. <BR> <BR> Today, I do arms, and I like this workout, but I like my leg day the most.. just leg presses, and leg curls. I can lift a bit heavier, and that goes up quickly, which probably feeds my ego more, which is one reason I like it, but mostly I like the abi... Sat, 30 Mar 2019 08:50:27 EST Yoga while fat I’ve been doing yoga classes once a week or so for a few months. While my body has been reshaping, I was very bulky around the middle to begin with, and still am. Now that I’m starting to get a good idea what the poses and pose changes are “supposed” to look like, I get very frustrated with any pose that is supposed to bend the belly to the thighs, especially with the legs straight. No matter how much I breathe and squeeze my muscles and lengthen my spine, I CAN NOT achieve these poses with m... Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:28:49 EST Anyone else having trouble running or injured? I am on week 10 of a personal trainer. I have lost weight and feel great. <BR> <BR> I was running on the treadmill for 20-30 min a time but I have somehow sprained my right Achilles tendon and hurt my left hip. These injuries only bother me when I actually run. I have 2 new pairs of running shoes. <BR> <BR> The treadmill is really the only cardio I like to do so I now do a really fast walk (speed 4.5) at 13-14% incline. It is still a good sweaty workout. <BR> <BR> Wed, 13 Mar 2019 15:22:26 EST Loseit app? Anyone using the loseit app and upgrade to the premium? If so is it/was it worth it? Fri, 15 Feb 2019 05:52:17 EST Favorite Dance Workouts? I love the concept of dance workout videos for indoor cardio, but there are so many I get overwhelmed by the choices and I'm having a hard time finding one I really like. I tried a Bollywood Dance Workout video, and while I loved her energy and the dance was fun, I was literally sick from turning in so many circles. Can anyone share their favorite dance workout? Anything but country/line dancing. No offense intended, it's just not my thing. Wed, 13 Feb 2019 04:45:01 EST Incline question please. LiveStrong suggests that walking on an incline at 3.5 mph burns more fat - but nowhere in the article does it even hint at the needed incline - duh! <BR> <BR> I live across the road from a "Rails to Trails" that is mostly 5% incline going North so I put the treadmill at 5.5% and higher and have made it to 3.5 mph. <BR> <BR> Mostly I use Random at Level 10 so it goes from .5% up to 7.8% Inclines - I start slower and speed up as I warm up. <BR> <BR> Would I be better choosing an incline - ... Mon, 4 Feb 2019 15:46:40 EST Map my route hey folks. <BR> <BR> did the map my route option disappear in the fitness tracker ? if so is there are new way to do that? <BR> <BR> Thanks Sat, 19 Jan 2019 10:37:44 EST How did you learn to ENJOY exercise? Hello, Sparkers, and Happy New Year! <BR> <BR> I'm Melissa, a writer here at SparkPeople. We want to know for a blog post we're working on: How did you learn to actually ENJOY exercise?? Please share your tips and strategies so we can share with our members! <BR> <BR> Thanks so much, and keep on sparking! <BR> Melissa Thu, 3 Jan 2019 21:26:43 EST What are your 2019 goals? We want to know: What is YOUR goal for 2019? We are working on a goals list to share with our members. Thanks for sharing! Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:45:13 EST What do you do when you burn out? For almost 30 years I have worked out faithfully 5-6 days a week. I have done a variety of things: walking, weights, kickboxing. PIYO, T25, yoga. Within the last two weeks, I am forcing myself to workout and I hate it. I switch things up. I try new workouts and still...I so want to take a short break. By short, I mean 3-5 days. Then the guilt sets in. What do you do? I have beachbody and I use the site religiously. Every time I read things in articles, I feel like I am doing the wrong... Mon, 3 Dec 2018 14:17:58 EST Favorite YouTube Videos Going to the gym is not an option for me so I rely on YouTube videos when doing my workouts. I like the Hasfit and GymRa videos but wonder what other people's favorites are. I'm open to suggestions as I'm looking to add variety. I'm already familiar with the Leslie Sansone and Jessica Smith videos. Sat, 1 Sep 2018 11:03:29 EST Do you wear underwear when you exercise? Hello, Sparkers! It's Melissa Rudy, a writer here at SparkPeople. I'm working on an upcoming article called "Should You Wear Underwear When You Exercise?" I would love to get some input from our members on this topic. <BR> <BR> If you'd like to contribute, please comment or message me with the following info: <BR> <BR> 1) Do you wear underwear while working out? <BR> 2) Why or why not? <BR> 2) Are there certain activities when it's better to wear them or not? <BR> 3) Would you recommend a... Wed, 23 May 2018 13:35:47 EST Treadmill or outdoor walking I am starting over again this week. I want to know if going for walks outside is more beneficial or using a treadmill? Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:42:28 EST When Do You Exercise? Are you a morning bird or night owl when it comes to exercise? <BR> <BR> I'm just starting out but I've exercised once in the morning before breakfast and it went great. I had way more energy throughout the day and for some reason it curbed my appetite and I didn't eat as much that day. And then I've also exercised once in the afternoon and I was sluggish through the exercise, just walked/stationary biked for bit and all in all didn't accomplish much. Plus even though I waited more than 2 h... Sun, 21 May 2017 22:25:55 EST Your favorite workout song today? You know the 1 The Prodigy - Take me to the hospital Sun, 15 Jul 2012 00:02:26 EST did you exercise today??...if yes..WHAT did you do the specifics is more important to others than merely answering "yes"....think about it.. Fri, 25 Jun 2010 12:21:24 EST Exercise Inside or Outside Today? Will exercise outside today - how about you. Sat, 22 Aug 2009 18:07:52 EST What was your Cardio of the Day? Biking today Thu, 11 Sep 2008 23:09:50 EST What is your exercise plan for today? Was wondering what others had for there exercise plan for today. My looks like this... <BR> <BR> Lunges with Step <BR> Single Leg Calf Raises on Step <BR> Lateral Lunges <BR> Dumbbell Chest Press on Ball <BR> Dumbbell Chest Flys on Ball <BR> Dumbbell Reverse Flys Laying on Ball <BR> Wall Pushups <BR> Elbow to Knee Church <BR> Seated Knee Lifts with Chair <BR> Reverse Crunch <BR> Squats <BR> all of these are 12 to 15 reps 2x <BR> <BR> Then I also have cardio for 30 minutes along with stretc... Wed, 28 Nov 2007 10:08:18 EST How far did you run today? Let's see how far we are running per day. <BR> <BR> Simply give us your distance and add it to the total. <BR> <BR> Today: 8.1 <BR> Spark total: 8.1 Mon, 21 May 2007 09:40:29 EST How many minutes exercise have you done today? I've done 65 <em>30</em> Mon, 13 Feb 2006 03:16:40 EST Did you exercise today? I woke up this morning (Thanksgiving) and did my normal workout routine. I'm wondering if any others did or will be doing the same today. Thu, 24 Nov 2005 10:11:26 EST