Step into any supermarket these days and you’re sure to find a wide variety of organic foods on the shelves. From produce, milk and meat to breakfast cereals and snack foods, consumers have their pick of certified organic products—a far c... Read more
Ever find yourself forced to politely listen to someone (like me) talk about how much they used to hate exercise, but now really love it? If you’re like I was a few years ago, you probably wished you knew what pills this clown was taking, so yo... Read more
When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo... Read more
When you need some protein in a pinch, these grab-and-go snacks will do the trick! All of these filling options are easily transportable for a quick energy boost, anytime and anywhere. Whether you prefer sweet, savory, light or hearty, there's a... Read more
So, you’re looking for a fast, portable and veggie-packed lunch that you can easily take with you to work. What’s the first thing that comes to mind? Salad, of course! Salads are versatile, quick to throw together, and jam-packed with nut... Read more
I am so thrilled to hit this milestone goal......for me, this journey began on October 15, 2013 to change my life style once and for all....no more excuses....I had really hit the bottom. I have had some hiccups along the way and had to work overtim... Read more
TLDR: been away from the gym a long time, need inspiration to get back.
I'm having a lot of trouble. I went to Hawaii back in mid January and gained about 5 pounds in a week while I was there and I haven't been able to lose it. My dog was hit... Read more
During my time in Spark people, I've been able to learn how to deal with stress and to stop using food as a way to escape my feelings. Still I'm not perfect and there are parts of my life that I cannot control: My parents are going through a divorce... Read more
I've tried countless times to drink less soda, eat less fast food, drink more water, and exercise more and it has never worked.
However, I actually do need to, and want to, be fit now for various reasons (including being engaged, yay!) and I want... Read more
Just like a car, before you start your day....stretch. Something that simple can make you feel great and motivated. Not to mention, it's a nice morning greeting to your body to take on the day.... Read more
When it gets hard to get in all the water you should drink I go for either sparkling water with lemon or lime (other fruits would work as well) or Clear American (available at Wal-Mart), which is also a easy way to sneak in some vitamins as some of t... Read more
Aerobic exercise (think running, biking, and jumping rope) is good for your health, helps with weight loss and generally makes you feel good. But believe it or not, you can have too much of a good thing—even exercise. It's impor... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. 4 Reasons to Love the Body You Have Yoga JournalThis is a message we can't reiterate often enough: Love the body you have now!How Being Nice Can Boost Your Health ABC N... Read more
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