The Talk Test has been a generally accepted method of measuring (aerobic) exercise intensity for a long time now, although fitness experts have questioned whether or not the test is accurate across populations and different types of exercise. The tes... Read more
When weight loss professionals discuss emotional eating, you hear a lot of talk about stimulus control, stress management techniques, and cognitive reframing. This is all well and good (and you’ll be hearing some of that here), but it doesn&rsq... Read more
I saw this video and thought it was powerful enough to share with all of our SparkPeople members. It's a 10-minute clip from “Oprah” where a college professor gives his last lecture because he's dying from pancre... Read more
If you live with migraines, you might already be familiar with the pain and discomfort they cause. Migraines are a specific type of headache often identified by episodes of throbbing pain and, sometimes, nausea, vomiting or sensitivity to light. Migr... Read more
Alcohol and weight loss are enemies, but an occasional drink can have a place in a healthy lifestyle. In fact, many experts note the potential health benefits of consuming a single drink per day, including a reduced risk for high blood pressure If, h... Read more
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You know those motivational & inspirational images you see with quotes on them? Do you have a favourite or perhaps a collection of favs? Share them here!
I realize these message boards don't offer the option to... Read more
I am presenting a speech on balanced diet for my Toastmasters club. It will be a five to seven minute speech on the importance of a balanced diet. I wish to present some basic information about macronutrients and micronutrients and their roles in the... Read more
It was Winston Churchill who gave a speech back in the 40s to never give in! I just looked it up so I wouldn't misquote him...“Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in excep... Read more
Moving Mountains - A Goals Speech
Halfway Point Reached and 89 lbs Lost with Pics!!!!
You are the Spark (A poem)
Accomplishments that have nothing to do with a scale...
2 yr. Sparks Anniversary, a couple of before & after pictures, still in p... Read more
I'd never heard the name Amy Palmiero-Winters until a co-worker of mine sent me a video about her. Although you've probably never heard of her either, she's someone we can all learn a lot from. Amy had always been a runner, but lost one of her legs... Read more
I sometimes make up little inspirational speeches. They're focused on educating and inspiring others but since I never say them out loud they're really for me. Here's this morning's speech:
At the end of the Wizard of Oz, Glinda tells Dorothy:... Read more
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