Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart!
The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every... Read more
Valentine's Day doesn't have to be all about chocolate and other decadent treats. Show the kids in your life how much you love them with simple, healthy snacks and heartfelt messages. They'll remember the creativity a lot longer than a ba... Read more
Of course we know that obesity has reached epidemic proportions in this country- and now it's been spilling over to our kids. Obesity among children is skyrocketing, and getting a lot of attention these days, but I think people are still not... Read more
One of the most common mistakes new exercisers make is not measuring the intensity of their cardio workouts. Guidelines say that aerobic exercise should be “moderate” or “challenging,” but what does that feel like? You might m... Read more
Imagine you’re driving on a country road. You’re enjoying the ride and noticing the cars that you pass along the way, excited to get to your destination. Suddenly you see those familiar red and blue lights flashing in your rearview mirror... Read more
It really helped me see how the rate of overweight and obesity has risen in the US. Eating out & getting these portions-u overeat so easily & get distorted ideas of the right size. It's helping me.... Read more
Hi! I'm Jean. 37 y/o, happily married, kids, one dog & a bunch of fat to lose. Always overweight but active, now I get winded just walking. I am the biggest I've ever been and I suffer from depression. I need to lose close to 200 lbs. Friend me! :-)... Read more
New to spark 33 year old mother of two older kids trying to find a buddy that wants to start running I live in whitley county Indiana. I have a goal of 30 more pounds to lose before fall. I do have knee problems so i need the help and motivation. Sup... Read more
Im not very big but having 4 kids killed my belly. So when im bloated it looks like im 5 months pregnant..i have been working for 2 months to lose it but last night my man asked if im sure im not pregnant. So i have lost like all my motivation and i... Read more
Having a hard time exercising in your target heart rate zone? Maybe you need to check your resting heart rate! If you are getting regular cardio, your resting heart rate will decrease. Since your target heart rate is based on your resting heart ra... Read more
Take your pulse (at wrist or neck is best) before you get out of bed. Count the # of beats in a minute. Then, knowing this as your true resting heart rate, you can find out what intensity you need to be working at during cardio in order to reach yo... Read more
President Obama recently addressed the joint session of Congress and the American people regarding his health care agenda. Regardless of what political affiliation you ascribe to, the truth is health care costs are spiraling out of control--far surpa... Read more
When I was growing up eating out, even at McDonald's, was not a daily, much less a weekly excursion. Not only were restaurants few and far between, it was quite expensive going out to eat with seven people in a family.
Happy Meals and the toys t... Read more
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