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
For being out of the healthy lifestyle thing for a bit how much exercise should you do a day and how many days a week to see results. I feel that doing beginner stuff is too easy to make a difference but will leave me winded and sore.... Read more
Staying with friends for a few days and was worried how that would affect my diet. but so far so good. We had a barbacue and i had chicken, tomatoes, cucumbers and some potato salad, the fruit as dessert. had one beer and stuck to watwr after.... Read more
I have been overweight for a long time. When my husband and I got married I was just above average weight and very healthy. I know how to eat healthy and I know how to exercise and I've always been fairly good at doing both, but I never really trie... Read more
I have oatmeal for breakfast. I add a Tbl of raisins, 2 dried apple rings and cinnamon. After cooking I add 12 chopped almonds and sweeten with an artificial sugar (only 1 a day). Then I add a splash of milk. It keeps me satisfied most of the mor... 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
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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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