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30 Race Signs That Had Us Laughing All the Way to the Finish Line

By: , SparkPeople Blogger
6/23/2016  12:00:00 AM   :  19 comments   :  19,697 views

When our Spark team ran the Flying Pig half marathon in May, we loved seeing all of the inspiring, clever and downright funny signs the spectators held up along the course. When you're losing steam with five miles still to go, a clever, eye-catching message can provide just the motivation you need to make it to the finish line.

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What You Can Learn From a Trainer Who Is Always Traveling

By: , SparkPeople Blogger
6/23/2016  12:00:00 AM   :  3 comments   :  11,376 views

Half of Deazie Gibson's life is lived in the skies. As a flight attendant, she is constantly on the go, flying three days at a time and answering wake-up calls that come as early as 2 a.m. To say that she is flexible with her exercise and nutrition routine is an understatement.

"Because my job is in the airline industry, I have to be creative, think on the fly (no pun intended) and work with what I've got," she says. "All I know is, not working out just because I'm traveling is not an option. No matter what, I make it happen!"

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Lessons From a Trainer Who Put on 50 Pounds to Help Others Lose Weight

By: , SparkPeople Blogger
6/21/2016  12:00:00 AM   :  12 comments   :  25,315 views

We all have our own unique goals for health and wellness, but losing weight is often high on the list. Considering how difficult weight loss is for most people, it's hard to imagine intentionally packing on the pounds once you've reached your goal—but that's exactly what Seth Kaufmann did.

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A Top Tip for Weight Loss Maintenance

By: , – By Holly Wyatt, MD
6/20/2016  12:00:00 AM   :  23,886 views

Losing weight is difficult—and once you do, keeping those pounds off can be even harder. No need to be discouraged, after all, it’s not impossible. Take it from someone who works with patients trying to achieve this very goal every day.

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'Stronger Than I Have Ever Been': Abby's CrossFit Conversion

By: , SparkPeople Blogger
6/20/2016  12:00:00 AM   :  6 comments   :  7,360 views

There was a time, not so long ago, when you couldn't go a week without hearing something about CrossFit. As terms like WOD, AMRAP and box infiltrated the lexicon, so too did the CrossFit stereotype: Men with large biceps and six-pack abs lifting outrageous amounts of weight over their head in between sips of protein shakes. The "cult of CrossFit" intrigues some, while intimidating others. Abby Maley (VEG_GIRL04) fell into the latter group—that is, until she talked to an unexpected CrossFit enthusiast.

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Learn How to Fill Your Plate--and Lose Weight!

By: , – Elizabeth Lowry, Staff Writer
6/17/2016  12:00:00 AM   :  4 comments   :  38,415 views

We're here to give it to you straight: Losing weight can sometimes be hard work (okay, a lot of the time). You have to worry about portion sizes, eating the right mix of healthy foods, drinking enough water and keeping yourself accountable for what you eat.

What if we said we could serve up weight loss on a silver platter? While we can't exactly deliver it to your door--you still have to do the work--we did break down the facts in an easy-to-follow graphic that puts you on the path to weight loss success. 

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