Most people begin a new fitness program with great intentions and lots of motivation--only to find both waning within a few weeks. The realities of work, school, social and family demands overwhelm the desire to get fit, and exercise gets puts on the... Read more
You work hard to stick to a healthy routine all week long. You choose and prepare healthy meals, avoid the temptations of junk food and make time for physical activitiy. You reach your weekly goals and are feeling good about your heal... Read more
As a working mom with three kids at home, mornings are always hectic. Getting everyone up, fed, dressed and out the door takes precision timing and a level of organization that most businesses couldn’t match. And while I insist my children have... Read more
We all have days when finding an hour to exercise just isn't an option. That doesn't mean you should skip your workout. Instead, you just need to get creative about how you'll fit in some activity. The people behind SparkPeople.com are av... Read more
You start out every day with the best of intentions. This is the day you're going to make time for a healthy breakfast. And for lunch, you'll get a salad from the deli down the street. When the 3 p.m. munchies strike, you won't hit the ca... Read more
What are some good workouts for stability balls and someone who has never used one before? I got one and have been seeing what I can do for fun, but am pretty unbalanced so far and don't want to fall off and into something again. Any ways to get used... Read more
I have had a cold that has lingered for a couple weeks now. Just when it seems to be getting better the blasted thing gets worse. Over the weekend I managed to lose my voice after a workout on top of all the other symptoms. Maybe there was too much h... Read more
Season's Greetings all! I am trying to lose weight and it's not easy because I live in an environment where my efforts to eat right, exercise, and get healthy is not supported the way I would like or need. When I try to lose weight, my mom goes foo... Read more
Aside from biking 3 miles a day, as far as weight lifting goes I only have dumb bells. I was wondering if anyone out there could help me find a program that only uses dumb bells that works the while body? I am working on both trying to trim fat and b... Read more
Since I work fulltime and the weekdays are uber busy I make sure to get to the grocery and farmer's market on Sunday to be sure the family will have all the fruits and veggies we'll need for the week (including the fruit I'll need to take with me to... Read more
"I don’t have enough time to get in a good work out." "I’m too tired when I get home to cook dinner." I am guilty of these statements. I have a full-time job, a long commute, a personal blog, a house that needs cleanin... Read more
I spent most of my early and mid 20s working the second shift at newspapers. I loved working as a copy editor, and I loved the hours, too. My shifts began at 4 p.m. and ended at midnight, which meant I could stay up late, sleep until noon, and still... Read more
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