You see the computer screen, but you really don’t. It’s more like a two-foot blur. Your eyes are between open and closed, although you’re not sure where. At the moment, you have no idea what you’re working on. And it’s o... Read more
Does this sound familiar? "My joints are achy, I feel stiff all the time, and it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning." If there were ever a good excuse not to exercise – if there were ever a defensible time to throw in the t... Read more
When it comes to losing weight or making healthy choices, you probably think that it takes hours at a gym plus long nights preparing and planning nutritious meals. What you may not realize is that quick and easy changes can really improve your immedi... Read more
If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le... Read more
Walking comes naturally to humans. It’s one of the earliest skills we develop, long before we learn how to talk (or invent excuses to avoid walking). And given good, basic health, it’s something you can do throughout your life without wor... Read more
Hello Sparkpeople! This time I really need all the help I can get so I'm actually introducing myself. As I said, I'm 67 (68 next month) and I have osteoarthritis in my back, hips and knees - especially my right knee which is bone on bone. My Dr. s... Read more
Sick as a dog, mother of three, 148 pounds overweight, and I work 11 hours a day. But...... even when I have a long, busy day at work. My babies have the apartment clean and keeping me positive and helping through this journey. I am ready two and a h... Read more
Yesterday i was about 25 calories under 1200. after dinner (chicken breast, parmesan style, green beans with almonds, and a salad with fruit) i was still like 200+ under calories so i made half a pb&j sandwhich and was STILL under. but by then i wa... Read more
Last month i had donated my winter clothes ri Goodwill cuz i thought i was gonna be losing weight by at least Sept and had to buy smaller sized sweat pants and sweat shirts but it looks like im goin to have to buy the same sized clothes as last winte... Read more
Hello everyone! I'm new to this board but not to Spark People. I'm using the SparkCoach program (it's pretty great, BTW), and one of the community challenges was to come to this board and discuss posture. It just so happens that years ago I posted... Read more
I've always had a problem with "standing up straight". And whenever I did make an effort to do so, I always felt like I was sticking my chest out (how embarrassing!). I finally learned that pushing my shoulders back and down makes my posture better... Read more
By Lynda Liu, Fitness MagazineAsk any woman the one thing she wants more of, and energy will most likely top her list. While getting more sleep would seem to be the obvious solution (Americans average seven hours of sleep a night), daytime exhaustion... Read more
Via our partners at Woman's DayDid you smoke cigarettes for years? Or hardly drink milk or take a calcium supplement during your 20s? Whatever health mistakes you’ve made in the past, our experts weigh in on the specific changes you can mak... Read more
"If you sit in front of keyboard all day, you should start doing an exercise called the wall slide immediately. Why? Because it helps undo the damage caused by slumping forward all day. After all, a hunched posture can leave you with the rounded shou... Read more
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