In the 1920's, French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse accidentally lit his arm on fire in his laboratory. The nearest cold liquid was a vat of lavender oil, into which he thrust his arm in an act of desperation. To his surprise, the pain subsided... Read more
More and more kids are gravitating toward weight training. In most cases, strength training is safe and encouraged for kids. However, when done incorrectly, whether too intensely or too early in life, it can lead to permanent damage. Fitness trainer... Read more
The fitness universe always talks about Nutrition and Exercise as if these are the only two options for getting in shape.
Want to lose the post-pregnancy padding? Nutrition & Exercise.
Want to look 10 years younger? Nutrition... Read more
Balanced breakfast? Check
Mid-morning snack? Check
Healthy lunch with your co-workers? Check
Passing up your friend's homemade cookies? Check
Coming home in the evening and going on a feeding frenzy? CHECK!!
Does this sound... Read more
Parents do everything possible to limit germs in the home when a new baby joins the family. But during cold and flu season, it's equally important to do the same thing to protect children and adults of all ages. Remember when you asked everyone w... Read more
My 12 yo is becoming concerned about his body and weight which is a little high, but not horrid at this point. He knows I do SP and has been curious about it. I've been wondering if there is anything more geared toward kids out there that can help po... Read more
Something to think about. I worked nights for many years, slowly gaining weight throughout. I can't say that was the whole reason, because I wasn't eating properly during that time either... but it does raise some questions and considerations for try... Read more
I was wondering if any of you talked and walked in your sleep as a child and still do so today. I used to do both as a child and even into my teens (at least the talking part).
The last time I talked in my sleep, that I know about, was back in... Read more
I was here 4 years ago and loved using Sparkpeople as a way to monitor my weight. It worked amazingly for me. I switched to Babyfit once I became pregnant with my first, but gradually lost motivation. Well, here I am, 4 years, 2 kid... Read more
HI all....you all know how it is..life keeps you busy and one day you wake up and say...hey what about me??? I am over weight by 70 pounds and want to get in shape to fit a size 10/12 wedding dress. I welcome new support. I am planning a wedding on a... Read more
I always heard that exercising first thing in the morning was the best b/c you're more likely to stick to your routine and you get it out of the way. This never worked for me, maybe b/c I'm not a morning person. I work out usu between 9:30 pm and 1... Read more
Everything counts! That's a good secret. Not only every bite of food counts, but every single activity counts too! Stand when your hopping on the computer to track your food or check your e-mail. Walk in place while cooking dinner. Always take the st... Read more
My kids have always been pretty good about going to bed when I tell them it's time. I'm someone who likes to stick to a schedule, so we stay consistent with bedtimes (although what time they get up and how long they nap is a totally different story.... Read more
In an attempt to do more laundry or squeeze in another episode of The Good Wife, almost all of us skimp on sleep. And that includes the Lehmans and Avaglianos. So we used data from their Fitbit Ultra activity and sleep trackers as... Read more
So my two kids had 6 of their friends over for a sleepover for their birthdays. I did okay on my diet. I did eat 4 pieces of pizza between last night for dinner and today for lunch but I have been very good other than that. I had all of the kids d... Read more
. . .we are planning our family prank - good for unstoppable laughter 100 Check out this link if you enjoy a bit of fun!
In the age of multi-technology, it is quite convenient to set our childr... Read more
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