What brought you to SparkPeople? Maybe you were on the hunt for weight loss tips, nutritious recipes for your family, motivation from a supportive community—or all of the above. Whatever your goals, they probably fell into the bucket... Read more
There are a myriad of factors that affect heart health. From regular exercise to smoking cessation to eating a nutritious diet, there are a number of things you can do to strengthen your heart. But did you know that the mind-body connection can also... Read more
Running may be challenging, but it is an activity humans were designed to do—and it's something nearly everyone can enjoy if we allow time and patience for our bodies to adapt to the demands of the sport. But that doesn't mean that prop... Read more
You come home from a long day at work, ready to put your feet up and relax for a while. When you open the door to find your furry friend waiting, hoping that it’s time for a walk or a game of fetch, what do you do? Do you ignore the wagging tai... Read more
Did a wonderful job on exercising today. I actually see some weight loss. I see why my church family told me to keep it up. I've only lost 15 pounds, but I see a great difference. I need to work on my inner thighs, triceps, and my lower stomach... Read more
I've been eating and exercising as much as my body will allow and still I can't lose weight, I'm losing inches off my waist and hips, but no actual weight. I'm getting frustrated, I'm wanting to see some progress, but instead I gain weight!... Read more
Woo-hoo most exercise burned calories ever!Burned 1745 calories adult just enjoyed eating back most of them!!Thinking I am going to up my maintenance calories to 3500 a day now.Love my cardio!!... Read more
What Is Anxiety?Having this feeling occasionally is normal, but if anxiety interferes with your everyday life, it may indicate a disorder.Anxiety is a feeling of nervousness or unease. Feeling anxious from time to time is normal.Anxiety — part of the... Read more
I am prone to flashes of anxiety, and I've found that if I do 30 push-ups (modified, regular, or wall), that forces me to regulate my breathing and focus on something else. By the time I hit 30, usually, the "flash" has passed, and I've done somethin... Read more
Feeling anxious? From piling bills to your hectic schedule, a lot can make you uneasy. Start breathing a bit easier because these simple strategies can quiet your racing mind. Ahh, that's better.The psychologist says…Know when to get helpI... Read more
I don't relax very easily. I am naturally a nervous, anxious, fidgety person. (Just ask my boyfriend how distracting it can be to watch a movie with me--I'm up every 30 minutes or so and constantly readjust on the couch.)When I started practi... Read more
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