Think you’re too old to start a strength training program? Well think again! Strength training is just what your body needs to fight the loss of muscle, bone mass and strength that comes with age.
Everyone, no matter how young or old, shou... Read more
We all know how important goal setting is to reaching our dreams. From walking four times a week to eating more fruits and veggies, declaring your healthy intentions is an awesome way to make positive changes in your life.
But if you’re lo... Read more
If you’re thinking that reaching your goal weight means you can finally slack off when it comes to exercise, then it’s time to change that thinking right now. The fact is that people who are successful at maintaining their weight loss ove... Read more
When Ann joined SparkPeople over two years ago, she was just looking for a user-friendly food tracker. She never imagined that everything else she found here would become such an important part of her weight loss journey.
Ann considers herself t... Read more
It’s a common problem for many who exercise. It makes everyday activity difficult, and scares a lot of people away from any physical activity. It’s lower back pain. For those of you who suffer from it, there is hope. While there... Read more
I lost about fifty pounds using Spark and then stopped. Guess what, I gained it all back! So, I'm back again and plan to stick with it this time. I felt a lot better when my weight was down and I miss that feeling.... Read more
With how sick I have been I have a had a set back. I have barely been able to get out of bed and all I have ate is ramen noodles. Any help? My ear drum ruptured but now my nose bleeds a couple times a day along with ear bleeding. Any ideas?... Read more
Hi, My name is Maureen. My goal is to lose another 20 pounds by following the Belly Fat Cure by Jorge Cruise. I would love to get on a message board with other people using this same food plan. I have lost 3 1/2 pounds so far and started 4 days ago.... Read more
I have a treadmill that I've been using, but lately my knees are killing me! I want something that allows me to feel like I'm running freely but without the high impact on my knees. I don't know what to get though! I just went to walmart and checked... Read more
I know I had gained weight back during divorce, then job loss, then broken foot...hadn't realized how bad I was til today. My biking pants that used to fit nice are way unflattering!!! But at least I'm rocking it now, down 8# now! Its a start!!!... Read more
I WAS WATCHING DR.OZ AND HE SAID THAT SLEEPING TOO MUCH OR TOO LITTLE CAN ADD TO WEIGHT GAIN SO I SAT MY ALARM FOR 7AM AND AS SOON AS IT GOES OFF,I TURN IT BACK ON.AND IM THINKING IT RESET MY INTERNAL CLOCK.NOW,IM READY TO JUMP UP AND FEEL GREAT!OF C... Read more
Your back muscles may be one of the most neglected areas when it comes to strength training. And it isn't too surprising since we do not have a daily view of these muscles like we do our abs, chest, even our leg muscles. By focusing just a few... Read more
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com. She writes a monthly series on menopause health and fitness.
By Cathy Cram, M.S.
One of the first changes many postmenopausal women not... Read more
I'm tracking everything well and still adding in a few more fruits and veggies every day. I really need to work on the self-control though. Today would have been perfect if I could have turned down the pizza this evening. That pizza edged me over m... Read more
Well i've gone 6 days without exercise and I am missing it alot. I've started a new job so I've been on training so by the time I get home its late and I'm tired. The good thing is that I've been very careful with my diet so I'm still holding at 133.... Read more
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