A recent study conducted by the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine reported that laughter not only enhances your mood, but it may also protect your heart. During the study, 20 healthy participants were shown 2 movies: a funny comedy and a war... Read more
High-flying fighters. Hand-to-hand combat. Is this what you picture when you think about Tai Chi? Perhaps it is time to re-examine your notions about this ancient Chinese discipline, which is most commonly used as a system of medit... Read more
Acupressure is a 5,000-year-old Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapy involving the placement of physical pressure (using fingertips or other devices) on specific locations on the body. The goal is to bring relief of problematic symptoms b... Read more
There are a myriad of factors that affect heart health. From regular exercise to smoking cessation to eating a nutritious diet, there are a number of things you can do to strengthen your heart. But did you know that the mind-body connection can also... Read more
When you're told that exercise improves your heart health, you probably think of cardio exercise, right? After all, "cardio" is short for "cardiovascular" exercise, named as such because it utilizes the cardiorespiratory syste... Read more
It is Sunday afternoon and I have eaten breakfast and planned dinner. I am hungry and don't know what I want so I go to the refrigerator and see that I have a half an avocado that I need to eat and think I would love an avocado cheese sandwich for l... Read more
Not sure if this is the right place to make this suggestion, but it would be great if the "Search" function on the "Spark Teams" page could be improved. It's really not very helpful at all.
For example, I just put in the search box "Calling C... Read more
Hey guys, I was wondering how I can improve my 5k race results. My goal is to run it under 30 minutes. My PR was 30:30 over a year ago, and I have not been able to reach my goal yet! Any helpful advice is greatly appreciated :-)
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Iím 57 years old, and Iím a member of SparkPeople because Iíve pursued both of the goals below, and I havenít fully achieved either of them. I want to love myself and have a happy life, whether Iím thin or fat. Iím overweight and out of shape. Iíd... Read more
Walking is the best way to improve your metabolism. It will help you lose weight, may help prevent certain cancers, improves circulation and strengthens your heart. Walk a mile to burn approximately 100 calories. Walk while talking on the phone, yo... Read more
Have a good shower after your workout in the morning, use a body scrubber and scrub, gently of course. My skin is soft as anything, and it seems to release toxins. I reckon it also improves circulation, the only thing is that I need another cool sh... Read more
We are a community focused towards the health and well-being of all Oregonians. A team dedicated to encouraging spiritual growth, financial wellness, and improving physical and mental health.... Read more
Although not everyone agrees about when to stretch, how long to stretch or what to stretch, most people include stretching as a regular part of their exercise routine. Research has shown that flexibility and range of motion decrease as we age. Regu... Read more
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Did you smoke cigarettes for years? Or hardly drink milk or take a calcium supplement during your 20s? Whatever health mistakes youíve made in the past, our experts weigh in on the specific changes you can make now t... Read more
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