Working from home may seem like a dream. You have no boss popping up behind you. No employees to interrupt you with the latest office gossip. No donuts to avoid. But, working from home—with all of its perks and pluses—also presents some u... Read more
Ask anyone who has spread mulch in their yard, and they’ll tell you that yard work is quite the workout! Whether hauling mulch, spreading soil, raking leaves, or pulling weeds, you’re guaranteed to break a sweat. That's because garden... Read more
The third shift. Unavoidable for some. Dreaded by many. At a time when it’s difficult just to stay awake, you are expected to function at a reasonable level. Unfortunately, laboring through the night can wreak havoc on your body, weakening your... Read more
You've heard the rumblings about bacteria. Once seen as just dirty germs, these microbes are now more accurately divided into two categories: disease-causing agents, or "bad" bacteria, and health-promoting "good" bacteria.
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College degree? Check.
Professional resume? Double check.
Perfect health? Ah, not so fast.
What does your health have to do with your career? Plenty. Besides having the right skills and qualifications for your profession, you may also want t... Read more
Soo.. I'm feeling really down. I've been working for a month and a half. I lost 14 pounds which is great. I exercise every day and haven't cheated before this past weekend. I cheated this weekend for my sister birthday, but not terribly. I actually... Read more
While at dinner tonight I noticed my friend only ate as much as I did. While at the gym I notice that my friend only works as hard as I do. I know I'm worth it enough to eat healthy and work hard, but knowing others see my healthy lifestyle changes a... Read more
Don't let a vacation keep you from eating healthy and working out. I plan my workouts even while on a cruise recently. I felt so much better knowing my food choices were a little "richer" than normal yet within my healthy guidelines. Another victory... Read more
Making significant healthy lifestyle changes—and maintaining them for the rest of your life--might seem next to impossible at first. But don't worry! At SparkPeople, we believe in taking small and manageable healthy steps that eventually be... Read more
I was so stunned by something I recently read in a magazine, that I decided I just had to write about it. I sat and pondered the opposing viewpoints for several days, because one of them left me speechless. I’m a writer and am seldom spee... Read more
Part of my plan this year is to avoid fast food breakfasts and lunches while at work.
Today I brought scottish oatmeal with apples and raisins, made in the crockpot for breakfast, minestrone and an apple for lunch, and yogurt and a banana for a... Read more
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