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
If you're trying to lighten your caloric load or lose weight, are you destined to days of tasteless cookies, or—worse—a life without sweets and treats?
Of course not! There are plenty of ways you can substitute lower-calorie ingr... Read more
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
So there I was, cruising along on the exercise bike (as I often am) and thinking (as I often do). I was thinking about the positive, sometimes amazing changes I’ve made in my life thanks to fitness.
I was just about to congratulate myself... Read more
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
Well today was a good day i went to bed early and woke up feeling good. I worked out and i am proud to say that am making exercise and healthy eating a way of life. It is a hard to do but I am willing to make this change forever.... Read more
A good friend messaged me today and let me know that beach body workouts has a free 30 day trial (2.99) after that. They have a variety of workouts you can stream at home or on the go. Think I'll sign up for piyo and see what happens... Read more
I took the bus for the first tim in my life about a month ago. I noticed that most of the people who took public transportation seemed in good shape. For me, the best form of exercise is when you do it without knowing it. There's lots of walking (or... Read more
I once read that it takes 21 days to form a habit. So I decided to run for 21 days in a row. I started out at only 10 minutes per day and worked up slowly. By the end of 21 days, I thought I would be excited to have a day off, but I really wanted to... Read more
A parody, to the tune of Hey, Jude. Hey you, I know it’s bad,You’ll have to get strong to make it better,Remember to always lead with your heart,Then you can start to make it better.Hey you, don't be dismayed,Your body&rsq... Read more
It’s not exactly a news flash that milk can give you strong bones and carrots help sharpen your eyesight. But what you may not know is that you can get more disease-fighting bang by eating certain foods together. Think Simon and Garfunkel, Fred... Read more
I'm beginning to run again, after about 5 yrs or so of slacking off from it altogether. I am earnestly going to use a workout schedule and stick to it and sign up for a 5k in a couple of months.
I have a little challenge where I am healing from... Read more
So, last night I attended a good running form clinic at one of my local running stores. WOW what an eye-opener for me. I was 1) the only female there and 2) 1 of 2 individuals at the clinic. So we got a lot of individual attention. We were taught... Read more
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