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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 : 140 comments   175,234 views
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Do Your Homework Before Hiring a Personal Trainer

Ever wonder how you'd even begin to find a personal trainer who really knows their stuff? Here are quick and easy ways to start your search.
Posted 5/24/2019  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 99 comments   39,365 views
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8 Gym Bag Essentials for 9-to-5'ers

A well-packed gym bag could make all the difference when it comes to squeezing in a workout on your way to or from the office.
Posted 5/14/2019  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 96 comments   68,591 views
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How to Make Exercising in Glasses Less of an Annoyance

While they might make it easier to see the treadmill monitor or your Zumba instructor's demonstrations, frames and lenses aren't exactly conducive to a hard-core sweat session.
Posted 4/16/2019  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 63 comments   23,597 views
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This Full-Body Strength Workout Uses Only a Towel

Strength training doesn't have to be complicated or scary. In fact, a very simple routine using tools you already have in your home may be just what you need to get started.
Posted 4/11/2019  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 103 comments   98,584 views
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8 Challenging Bodyweight Exercises for When You Canít Hit the Gym

Don't have the time, money or inclination to spend hours at the gym each week? You already have everything you need to get a full-body workout right from your living room!
Posted 3/8/2019  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 65 comments   29,422 views
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5 Fitness Benchmarks to Abandon

We all have different bodies, different goals and different preferences -- so why should we all aspire to reach the same benchmarks of success? The short answer: We shouldn't.
Posted 2/11/2019  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 80 comments   32,225 views
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10 Bodyweight Training Exercises You Can Try at Home

Who needs a full home gym? You can get a full-body workout without a single piece of equipment, from the comfort and privacy of home.
Posted 1/29/2019  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 150 comments   628,136 views
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6 Tips for Keeping Your Resolutions on Track

Fitness experts share their favorite goal-setting strategies to ensure that your resolutions keep their momentum all year round.
Posted 1/7/2019  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 114 comments   42,534 views
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11 of the Best YouTube Fitness Channels

Pressed for time or house-bound? Try these YouTube fitness channels to get a FREE and effective workout from the comfort and privacy of home.
Posted 11/8/2018  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 164 comments   118,130 views
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5 More Exercises You Could Be Doing Wrong

We covered plank, lunges, crunches, squats and pushups in the pastónow it's time to unveil five more popular moves you're probably doing wrong.
Posted 10/19/2018  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 54 comments   29,341 views
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Try On These 5 Fitness Apparel Trends for Fall

Ready to treat yourself to some new workout clothes? We researched the hottest trends in fall fitness apparel just for you!
Posted 9/26/2018  12:00:00 AM By: Elizabeth Lowry : 83 comments   42,379 views
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11 Hamstring Stretches to Help Sore, Stiff Muscles

Long periods of sitting can cause tight hamstrings, which may lead to pain in the lower back, knees and hips. Try these targeted stretches for greater flexibility and less pain.
Posted 8/7/2018  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 85 comments   169,381 views
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6 Accessories You Need Before Exercising in the Sun

Want to exercise outside but the weather is just too hot? Try these workout accessories that will keep you cool when the sun is out.
Posted 7/16/2018  12:00:00 AM By: Elizabeth Lowry : 80 comments   55,082 views
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16 Wardrobe Staples Guaranteed to Keep You Cool on Hot Days

Refresh your workout wardrobe with these new styles that will keep you looking (and feeling) cool in the summer heat.
Posted 5/29/2018  12:00:00 AM By: Elizabeth Lowry : 61 comments   63,280 views
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