I’ll admit it—I’m vain. So when I put on my summer tank tops a few months ago and noticed the dreaded "batwings" growing on the back of my arms, I panicked. I was too young to have my arms jiggling when I moved! I had to d... Read more
My friend Christine had been trying to lose those last 10 pounds for months, but to no avail. Despite my regular invitations for her to come to the gym with me, she always declined. One Saturday afternoon, she finally agreed to try it out, but on one... Read more
Some people can measure their weight loss by the way they feel and look: firmer thighs, a smaller waist, jiggle-free arms. But then there are the number-crazy ones who desperately need some kind (any kind!) of concrete proof that all their hard work... Read more
A common concern among new mothers is how to get rid of their jelly bellies and regain flatter, more toned stomachs. For some women, re-strengthening their core seems an easy task, but for most it is an uphill battle that takes many months, even... Read more
Heart disease is not a disease that only affects men. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease kills more than 500,000 women annually. In 2001, well over half of the people who died from heart disease were women.
Yet... Read more
Hi! I've been spending the last week in New Orleans and feeling GREAT and on track... but a lot of time in the French Quarter got me thinking: are we better off cooking with low-calorie replacements or just do what the French do and eat less of the... Read more
Hi I am from Illinois & WAS doing great on a weight plan but now with winter don't want to drive 35 miles each way to a meeting. I am a widow so very easy for me to just grab whatever is easy to fix for meals. Hate cooking for only me-LOL! Hoping t... Read more
Any other ladies on Spark plan to register and race in the 2014 MORE Half-marathon for women? Race date is Sunday, April 13, 2014.
Online registration opens MID-January, and SELLS OUT. Fast.
Public events before th... Read more
Dr. Oz says 2 tbs per day can help you shed pounds and inches. Many doctors & dietitians recommend the use of safflower oil. Get the one rich in polyunsaturated fats, use on salads & not with heat as it gets rancid when heated. Research was done on... Read more
At first this might sound demeaning/degrading (and it might be), but it worked for me. I felt like I had such a far way to come weight-loss wise that I needed to look at pictures of people who had more to lose than me. So I google imaged various phra... Read more
Kick Off the CaloriesBlast fat (and stress!) with this easy kickboxing workout, created by TaeBo founder and fitness expert Billy Blanks. JabBilly says: This warm-up also trims your waist and tones your arms and legs.A) Stand with your left leg abou... Read more
No one wants saggy or flabby arms that flap like wings when you wave to a friend or raise your glass for a celebratory toast. That back-of-the-upper-arm area is a common trouble zone for women, a place where extra fat and excess skin seems to gather,... Read more
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