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How To Start A Wellness Program Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for How To Start A Wellness Program.

Why You Should Hire a Health Coach

When I was growing up, coaches led sports teams. I had a swim coach, and my brother had a baseball coach. Friends who participated in athletics had coaches dedicated to helping them improve performance in their chosen sport.   In the last de...  Read more

10 Tips for Starting a Wellness Program Today

It’s never too late to begin your journey in wellness! Here are 10 steps you can take today to get started. 1. Write out your goals and desires. What’s your wellness vision? Where do you envision yourself three to five years fr...  Read more

An Introduction to the Spinning Program

My first experience with this revolutionary indoor cycling activity seems like a distant memory. As I walked into the room, the lights were dimmed and candles were lit around the room. People all around me were wearing these tight black shorts an...  Read more

Dos and Don'ts of a Successful Fitness Plan

Starting a fitness program doesn’t have to be overwhelming when you are armed with the proper tools to get things rolling. Once you’ve committed to getting in shape, there are several things you can do to ensure you’ll exceed your s...  Read more

4 Mindless Habits That Are Hurting Your Weight Loss

If you’ve ever tried to break a bad habit, health-related or otherwise, you know how difficult it can be. Every morning, you awake to a daunting, gut-wrenching choice: to commit to change or to fall short of your goals. Those of you who have ta...  Read more

Just starting
Updated 7/21/2014 7:56:18 PM

Hello all. I want to lose those stubborn pounds that will not come off. I'm 62 and it is so hard to feel motivated anymore. I'm hoping with your support I can lose 15 pounds that I've tried over and over again to lose. My name is Debbie and I'm here...  Read more

Starting to worry about myself...
Updated 7/21/2014 8:47:05 PM

I am someone who has had eating issues in the past and still struggle sometimes to meet my calorie goals. When tracking my food I get a little paniced when I see the number creeping up. For about a week now I have had trouble even getting to 1000 cal...  Read more

Starting a long journey.
Updated 7/19/2014 8:50:40 PM

I joined Sparkpeople on the 11th so I would have a way to track my progress to keep me motivated. I started out at 315lbs, and have already dropped 5. I'm currently doing a chair exercise routine designed for folks who are over fluffy, have mobili...  Read more

Starting a fitness program on my 57th birthday
Updated 7/23/2014 4:19:46 AM

Monday the 21st I will be 57. I have been following the Sparkpeopler program for several weeks and have shed 13 pounds and several inches. I am excited to start at the wellness center with a trainer to lose the remaining weight and get in better sh...  Read more

starting over... again
Updated 7/18/2014 11:42:33 AM

Hello all, I am having a really hard time staying motivated to eat right. I do great for a week, slip and fall all the way down. I am exercising like crazy which I love but gaining weight like crazy too. I just don't know how to keep at it....  Read more

Take Advantage of Free Wellness Programs

My gym offers free wellness programs 3-4 times a year, to help members stay of track. If your gym also offer these these programs, with classes/lectures, they may help you stay positive regarding your goals.211...  Read more

"Work" with Sparkpeople :)

We have made a sparkteam at work and dedicated our patricipation to a fellow employee who is struggling with a health issue. Doing it as a team has made more people active with the program!...  Read more

30 Somethings Sparkers

This group is for the MTV Generation! Whether you have baby weight to lose, you're jump-starting a new phase in your life, or are committed to being a healthier you, you've found the right group!...  Read more

Set Realistic Goals for Success

When someone sets a weight-loss goal (or any goal), it needs to be realistic because that is what sets us up to succeed. If we set some wild and crazy goals for ourselves that is too difficult or that we know cannot be achieved, we are setting oursel...  Read more

Get LIVE Canyon Ranch Online Coaching for FREE!

Editor’s note: SparkPeople has partnered with Canyon Ranch to provide this survey. The contests are entirely sponsored by Canyon Ranch.  Fill out the survey below for a chance to participate in a free eight-week online healthy we...  Read more

Top 10 ways to start of wellness program...

Just started reading the article "10 tips for starting a wellness program" and I think this is a good place to start. #1. My vision is to enjoy exercise. I've never been one to appreciate the importance of exercise, but now I want to anticipat...  Read more