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
Huge argument with hub yesterday . Cant sleep Hes been sick again and it seems nothing Ive done has been right. I really have to be careful the next couple of days because drpression is a huge trigger for me. I would love some support... Read more
So I've heard about this "SparkPeople" thing for a while now, and a friend's involvement finally inspired me to join up. I know I do best when I track my nutritional intake - calories and ratios, not just foods - because I'm a teacher, so I lik... Read more
My husband and I have been looking after his little sister since Tuesday while his mother is out of town. It's now Friday and the only thing I have found that she would eat was tacos. She is 9 years old and bursts into tears when it comes to eating.... Read more
Hello everyone. I think I joined SparkPeople in 2012, and forgot about it quickly afterwards. I am a stay at home mom with three kids - 6, 3, and 15 months. I'm always busy and always putting myself last. I love to eat and have no willpower! I also h... 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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