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
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
My life has always been full of movement. As a fitness coach and former owner of a personal training business, I know the importance of being active throughout the day and have never been concerned about my activity level. Even with many of my workin... Read more
My monthly weight loss support group sat around looking rather dismal at the first meeting following an unexpected autumn snowstorm. Winter was arriving sooner than anticipated, and my group voiced worrying thoughts about how they'd st... Read more
College brings many life changes that most young adults are excited about: moving away from home, becoming more independent, pursuing a passion and making new friends. But one of the things on most freshmen's minds is the dreadful "Fresh... Read more
What is it that is in us that makes us sabotage ourselves? I got up, drank H2o, ate a healthy bfast, gardened, ate hlthy lunch, H2o jogged 2.5 mi (5000 steps), played in pool w/grandson, hlthy dinner & then ate more bakd beans. Weigh in tomorro #food... Read more
I think weight management and healthy living is also about the scale. Go ahead, make that purchase, and control your focus by only doing weekly weigh ins. This will at least keep you informed of your progress. In this case, ignorance is NOT bliss... Read more
Whenever I sign up for a running event or triathlon, it helps me stay accountable to working out. If I have a due date, I have the extra drive to stay healthy, work out consistently, and stay committed to my goal of being active while having fun!... Read more
It's been a while since I've taken a true vacation (I've been taking more staycations -- staying home while taking vacation time), but when I do go on vacation (or even when I take a staycation), I like to stay active. I do spend some tim... Read more
We're back with another round of member stories.
These tips and stories come from some of our "Spark" preorder prize winners. These SparkPeople members won our daily T-shirt giveaways, and now they're Spreading the Spark in return by sharing their... Read more
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