I have a friend who can either build or fix just about anything—the guy is handy! I’m constantly amazed to see how he can take care of most any restoration or carpentry problem. Something that seems impossible is like putty in his hands,... Read more
1. What is the most common misconception about calories?
I’d say it’s the belief that calories from different foods are worth more or less. It’s true that fats are higher density in calories than protein or carbohydrates. But... Read more
Visual images can be powerful tools in helping you reach your goals. There are lots of creative ways to use this motivation technique, such as posting an image of your goal where you’ll see it most—in your car, on a bathroom mirror, or on... Read more
Regular exercise is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle and sound weight-loss program. In fact, most experts suggest that we get 60 minutes of exercise each day for optimal health. But while a little exercise is a good thing, taking exercise to the e... Read more
Walking is an excellent form of exercise for a variety of reasons. It’s convenient, requires no equipment and is easy on your joints. Whether you’re just starting to exercise or have been active for many years, walking can hel... Read more
How do you get/stay motivated for exercise and just daily activity? Right now I'm not working and when I wake up I just have such a hard time getting going, and if I haven't done anything by like noon I'm probably going to waste the whole day...... Read more
swimming, I exercise everyday and follow a cardio 30 min water exercise and other days 70 of all body water aerobics can't seem to find these listed under fitness. Can someone help me figure out how track calories.... Read more
I'm so self conscious about exercising that I can't even get myself to the point of starting an indoor routine. I need to figure out how to break that mindset...I want to be one of those who love to workout someday.... Read more
I made some home made silly putty the other day with some kids. I put it on my desk at work to play with because I have to stay busy. I noticed today that anytime I would get a craving for food that isn't in my meal plan, I would play with the silly... Read more
By Karen Lee This story was shared by a SparkPeople member who wrote a newsletter about the healing power of humor for eight years. To help friends who are going through a rough time, she suggests making a Funny First-Aid Kit to brighten dark days! A... Read more
One of my mantras is: "That which I cannot do now is my aspiration, not my defeat." If you are have trouble moving or haven’t exercised in awhile, it can be very daunting to take on new cardio moves. Most cardio moves invol... Read more
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