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Better Sleep Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Better Sleep.

4 Easy Ways to Assess Your Well-Being

You're committed to a healthy lifestyle. You hit the gym every day when they open their doors, ditch soda for water, and brought healthy fruits and vegetables back to the center of your plate. Then you step on the scale, only to find that you hav...  Read more

Top 10 Reasons to Strength Train

Lifting weights. Resistance training. Pumping iron. No matter what you call it, strength training is important for boosting the overall health and well-being of people of all ages and fitness levels. While strength training can seem a bit intimidatin...  Read more

Wake Up to the Importance of Exercise

You stayed up late last night to finish a project, woke up groggy only to realize that you’d slept through the alarm clock, skipped breakfast, then almost fell asleep in the middle of an important morning meeting. It’s now mid-afternoon a...  Read more

Your Good-Better-Best Guide to the Grocery

One of the best things about supermarkets can also be the most confusing: all the choices! When walking from aisle to aisle, it can be overwhelming to look at all the products in each section. Just think of all the choices when you’re looking a...  Read more

An Exercise in Self-Esteem

If you’re like most people who want to lose weight, you probably think that shedding a few pounds will help you feel better about yourself. And chances are, you see exercise simply as something you need to do to accomplish that goal. But here&r...  Read more

good swimsuit for plus size
Updated 7/20/2014 12:05:52 PM

I didn't know where to post. I am wanting to begin swimming for exercise in hopes to ease by back and knee pain. My problem is finding a good suit. Problem is I wear an 18 ..all in the belly and flat chested. They usually are to loose in the chest. A...  Read more

good swimsuit for plus size
Updated 7/20/2014 5:36:28 AM

I didn't know where to post. I am wanting to begin swimming for exercise in hopes to ease by back and knee pain. My problem is finding a good suit. Problem is I wear an 18 ..all in the belly and flat chested. They usually are to loose in the chest. A...  Read more

good swimsuit for plus size
Updated 7/19/2014 10:52:20 PM

I didn't know where to post. I am wanting to begin swimming for exercise in hopes to ease by back and knee pain. My problem is finding a good suit. Problem is I wear an 18 ..all in the belly and flat chested. They usually are to loose in the chest. A...  Read more

gaining weight despite best efforts
Updated 7/19/2014 2:28:24 PM

I,ve been gaining one or two pounds a month for the last year. I'v had thyroid imbalance l this year too. Im 5'4'. Today I weigh 192 pounds. Yikes. I eat very healthy food. I'm I trying to eat less than 1600 calories a day. Usually I end up w...  Read more

Good Morning
Updated 7/18/2014 4:30:11 AM

Good morning everyone! Made it to the actual gym for the first time this week yesterday! Not happy that it was Wednesday before I made it out of my house and to the gym but glad I went all the same. I love all of the videos on here but it was nice to...  Read more

Insomnia

A variety of foods and beverages may increase sleep. Several herbal teas may encourage sleep. Chamomile promotes sleep, you should avoid eating refined foods like sugar and white breads, red meats, trans fatty acids in commercial baked goods, and fri...  Read more

Sleep Deprivation

I do believe what SP says about having a good sleep. I feel that if we use positive messages before going to bed, meditate, etc., that your sleep will be better and kick start your plateau, stopping that hormone, cortisol, from keeping us from losing...  Read more

Spark Florida - The Official Team

The Official SP Team for Florida. Join us and meet other Floridians who want to have fun, stay fit, and be healthy. Keep Florida one of the best state teams by joining our team challenges and goals....  Read more

Wired? 7 Tips to Help Tech Addicts Sleep Better

Just about everywhere you look someone is using technology. I find it's actually difficult to go out and not see people texting or playing games on their cell phones. It seems that using our phones and other mobile devices (iPads, tablets, laptop...  Read more

9 Tips to Sleep Better Tonight

If you're having a difficult time getting seven to eight hours a sleep a night, it's a good idea to talk with your healthcare provider about options for improving your quantity and quality of sleep.  Some women find that making changes i...  Read more

The better sleep challenge journal

Ugh...I am so bad about a sleep schedule and figure its probably about that time that I start to do something about it. Ive always been a night owl and hate early mornings. I think my biggest issue with this is that when the kids go to bed for the ni...  Read more

More energy and better sleep

I have been swimming (breaststroke) 5 to 6 days a week. When I started, I first had to build up my stamina. For two weeks I progressively increased the amount of time I would swim until I reached 45 min. Once I reached this goal, I counted how m...  Read more