When it comes to losing weight or making healthy choices, you probably think that it takes hours at a gym plus long nights preparing and planning nutritious meals. What you may not realize is that quick and easy changes can really improve your immedi... Read more
To some, "blogging" may seem confusing or somewhat intimidating. Heck, even the word “blog” itself sounds a little sci-fi. But I’m here to tell you that blogging is actually quite easy, and it can be immensely helpful in s... Read more
I remember the first time I heard the word blog. I had to ask for an explanation, and even then wasn't exactly sure why I should be interested in reading, much less writing, a blog myself. According to Merriam-Webster, a blog is "a Web site... Read more
Our bodies are very similar to our parents, teachers, bosses and coaches. They demand we make responsible choices and work hard to be successful. They expect us to wake up on time, show up when we’re suppose to and hand things in when they&... Read more
I’m sitting on my deck, laptop perched on my outdoor table, and my beautiful dog by my feet. Finally, after weeks of humidity that made even breathing difficult, it’s warm with a cool breeze—the perfect weather to be working outside... Read more
This is my 2nd day and I am really excited about being on SP. I bought one of the activity trackers and am wearing it today. I can hardly see how many steps I take today.
Could someone please tell me where I go to journal? I can't seem to figure it... Read more
this is going to sound weird, but... over the past years, I've exercised moderately and felt clumsy -- but always assumed that if I worked harder on things like dance, cardio dance, zumba, etc., that I'd "get it." Now, though, I'm wondering if that... Read more
Quite a few people have told me that really intensive exercise would make me stronger and more toned, and would "melt off" weight. While I didn't really believe in melting weight, I've always believed that 3,000 calories = a pound, so exercising 3,00... Read more
I collect motivational sayings and post them all over the wall in my workout room (as soon as my son moved out I took over his bedroom!) Every morning when I go in there to exercise I see all of these motivational quotes and photos, and it reinvigor... Read more
Even though we have written about hands-only CPR several times here on the dailySpark, we would like to share a fun video with you to help save lives. Ken Jeong, an actor/comedian/physician, teamed up with the American Heart Association to create thi... Read more
Gratitude can be a difficult thing to teach but a vital lesson for children to learn. Psychologists have found that people who regularly say thank you and remember to be grateful for things in their life tend to be happier and more optimistic. T... Read more
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