You’ve tried every reward you can think of to keep yourself motivated. You’ve coaxed yourself with new clothes, rewarded yourself with nights out or days off, even promised yourself a new CD if you would (please, please, please) just... Read more
There are two kinds of people in this world: those who lounge poolside sipping margaritas, and those who jog from the volleyball court to cannonball into the water. Here at SparkPeople, we encourage you to be in the latter group. With sunshine and bl... Read more
Have you thought about how great it would be to include your family in your pursuit to exercise more regularly? Family exercise will improve the health of your loved ones, make exercise more fun, and at the same time develop stronger connections betw... Read more
Vacation season is just around the corner. For most of us, that means no work and no distractions—just lots of time to have fun without worrying about what’s waiting for you back at the office. But taking the same old trip to the beach ev... Read more
Everything you do burns calories—breathing, sleeping, standing, and all of the active pursuits you enjoy. But what does it take to burn just 100 calories? You may be surprised by how little—or how much—activity you have to do to ach... Read more
Hi, I'm looking for a little advice on how to set up a workout plan. My plan is to do cardio (usually walking dvd's) 3 days a week and do strength training using my total gym 3 days a week. Is it better to use a dvd or such for the total gym and do a... Read more
It just never makes any sense, I workout eat right and gain weight. Blah blah blah negative 4700 calories for the week and gain two pounds??? Yes I measure and log every @*+$@*=, bite, but why it doesn't work!!... Read more
I find it very hard for me to workout on the days that I have to work I'm extremely exhausted when I get home (I lift, bathe, feed, and chase dementia patients all day) and I'm usually cooking and cleaning before work I really need a plan... Read more
got through an insanity workout for the first time without having to stop!! (: only had to stop once or twice because of loosing my balance. I really am beginning to see so much progress with my body, etc.... Read more
I just broke my ankle from volleyball on Monday (someone landed on my foot)....Now, i'm out from playing any volleyball for a few months (I was in 3 leagues) and from working-out..But I am still diligent with what I eat and I am still using my food j... Read more
Headed to the beach this summer? Instead of planting an umbrella and snoozing, have tons of fun-in-the sun and work your body while you're at it. Take a long walk -- there's much to see! -- play volleyball, explore tide pools, try a water sport, go... Read more
As a person who incorporates fitness into my everyday life—whether I'm at home or traveling—I sure do plan to staying active even when I'm on a relaxing vacation. After all, with no distractions and nothing but free time, what exc... Read more
The family that gets active together, stays together. Bringing the family together for a day or an afternoon of movement is both fun and offers an opportunity to stay connected even when schedules are hectic. Plus, you’ll be instilling great he... Read more
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