If you're regularly greeted by a warm, sloppy embrace, a heedless leap to a landing into your arms, or an unadulterated, adoring gaze, you might be a pet owner. Owners of pets from cats to canaries know the day-to-day benefits four-legged or feat... Read more
Is stress wearing you down? Are your muscles tense and your posture less than perfect? Bringing yoga, a touch of Eastern culture, into your Western lifestyle may be the perfect answer to help you unwind both your body and mind.
People of all age... Read more
It’s a vicious cycle people with chronic pain know well: Pain causes you stress and stress exacerbates your pain. While everyday evidence points to a connection between stress and pain (and vice versa), research is also highlighting this connec... Read more
If you’re looking for a new way to jazz up your fitness routine, why not try dancing? With the popularity of TV dance shows these days, there’s never been a better time to put on your dancing shoes. Why should celebrities have all the fun... Read more
SparkPeople's Experts do their best to live a healthy lifestyle. But just like anyone else, they like to indulge in guilty pleasures now and then. What indulgences do they enjoy most? Find out!Chris Downie, Motivation Expert and SparkPeople Founder&q... Read more
So I'm faced with a troubling decision! I am being looking at by the Regional Manager of Sales to become the Community Relations Director at an Assisted Living Facility. I have always been interested in this line of work and most definitely have t... Read more
is there such a thing as stress related weight gain? can stress really have an affect on weight? and hormones?
just curious. my great aunt told me about this. not sure if its true or not.
It is true I have a lot of stress related to bei... Read more
During my time in Spark people, I've been able to learn how to deal with stress and to stop using food as a way to escape my feelings. Still I'm not perfect and there are parts of my life that I cannot control: My parents are going through a divorce... Read more
I am a married mom of 5 little ones and a full time nursing student in my Junior year of a BSN program. I have gained nearly 100 pounds since I met my husband in 1997. I can't even believe I just wrote that! I can't believe how heavy I ha... Read more
What do you do to manage stress?
I am trying to work on a new thing each week and this week I want to find out techniques to reduce stress so I've been reading articles.
I guess my focus would be, what things one can do that don't involve much ti... Read more
Stress can drive me so batty that I make bad decisions that compound the stress instead of relieving it. Traditional stress relief methods don't always work, but just a five minute prayer can lift the mountain of stress off my shoulders quickly.... Read more
Rain or Shine, Indoor or Outdoor Walk, WALK & WALK SOME MORE. Lose Weight, Inches, and Stress with support every Step & Mile along the way! "Every day is a great day to take a walk" ~Leslie Sansone... Read more
Stress comes in infinite forms, and this time of year, it's hitting us on all sides. Be pro-active and take steps to reduce your stress level, integrating some of these products into your daily routine. Whether you give these to someone you love... Read more
Girlfriendology founder Debba Haupert made her debut as a guest blogger on the dailySpark in September. Now that girlfriend guru is back, with plenty of good advice culled from interviews and chats with her own girlfriends. Are you stressed? Worried... Read more
1. Keep a daily journal.
2. Write down your dreams and nightmares.
3. Meditate and/or pray.
4. Take naps.
5. Give yourself rest breaks.
6. Draw (or do another visual art).
7. Dance by yourself.
8. Sing in the shower or car.
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I got on the scale twice this week and it said I'd lost weight. Today is supposed to be my official weigh in day, and all of a sudden it says I've gained. I started my period yesterday and have felt awful. I think I'm retaining water, so I'm skipping... Read more
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