Friendships seem to be front and center throughout childhood and early adulthood, but once careers get into full swing and families start to grow, female friendships often take a back seat to other priorities. Nurturing good friendships is hugely imp... Read more
As you've probably figured out, winning at weight loss is about making long-lasting, life-altering change. Just like any sport or skill, you might start out a little rocky. Choosing healthy foods, trying different workouts, and finding the strate... Read more
If permanent weight loss were as simple as eating less and moving more, you wouldn’t be reading this article—you’d be off somewhere enjoying your fit, trim self without a thought in your head about the difficulties of weight loss.
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When it comes right down to it, the “secret” to keeping the weight you’ve lost off is really very simple: Don’t stop doing the things that helped you take it off in the first place.
Obviously, you’ll need to make s... Read more
When you think about working out—or even see it on TV, in movies, or at your own gym—does stretching come to mind? Probably not.
Stretching is easily ignored, even in commercials for gyms. Yet it's an important part of any fitnes... Read more
I would love to bring my "A game" when it comes to diet and fitness. Right now I'm bringing my "D game". Mainly because I have a hard time with delayed gratification when it comes to my body ("Oooohh that [insert junk food here] looks so good now").... Read more
my mom used to have us kids play this game on long car trips. you choose a letter, choose a name with the same letter, then a country then an object i'll use s for this example. so then you say, my name is sacha, i'm from spain, and i sell sunglasses... Read more
hello (: my name is victoria. i am 23, an avid soccer player and an aspiring trauma nurse. i have trouble keeping my motivation up, and need the support of fellow sparkers. if you need a buddy please message me and we can help each other out (:... Read more
It is funny what a mental game weightloss can be espically with diet. I am tracking doing great and yet my mind tells me to want things even when I am full. I don't know if it is habit or what anyone else experience this ?... Read more
Guilty pleasures don't have to cost you calories! I'm in Iraq, work out alone in my quarters and use Pandora.com which allows me to "create" my own radio station that streams through my laptop. My go-to workout station at age 39? "Britney Spears Ra... Read more
When the weather starts to cool, risotto is one of those dishes that pop up on menus. Creamy and rich, studded with vegetables--and usually full of cream, cheese, and butter. Traditionally, risotto, which is a slow-cooked rice dish that hails from no... Read more
Think the solution to your fatigue is an earlier bedtime? Getting enough sleep is important, but it’s also the quality that counts—and there’s more to it than just a comfy bed. Also complicating things: As you get older, your sleep... Read more
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