You’ve heard the jokes and the horror stories. But often, faced with the onset of menopause, most of us don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Luckily, if you’re determined to stay fit—or get fit— there’s no time... 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
Are you someone who jumps out of bed each day, bursting with energy and ready to go? If not (and not many people are!), then you aren’t alone in wondering how morning exercisers do it. Somehow it must be easier for them to get up wh... Read more
7:00 a.m.: An infuriating alarm jolts you awake.
7:30 a.m.: After three snooze delays you finally turn it off and force yourself to jump out of bed.
8:15 a.m.: Two cups of coffee later, you're stuck in maddening morning traffic.
2:30 p.m.:... Read more
Ovarian cancer is difficult to beat, so prevention is extremely important. A Canadian study in the International Journal of Cancer, has found that moderate recreational and work-related physical activity may reduce a woman's risk of this dis... Read more
Morning Sparkies!!!! I'm up and at'em for the day. Now to get my husband off his bum so we can go for our daily walk. 1.5 miles just about every day. I've started drinking carnation instant breakfasts the last couple days. Good idea?... Read more
I'm not sure where I read this, possibly Women's Health or Sparkpeople, but I thought I'd share because it really helped me get out of bed this morning. Once you're in bed for the night, about to fall asleep, visualize getting up in the morning, putt... Read more
I keep a gym bag with workout clothes in my car, so I case I can't do my morning routine I don't have an excuse not to work out after work. Sometimes I change at work and head home and go for my walk right away. I find once I have my exercise gear on... Read more
I am not a morning person. When my alarm goes off at 7:30 a.m., I like to hit snooze at least once or twice. Even when I finally give in and open my eyes, I will lie in bed in protest for up to 15 minutes before I even move my body or get up. But jus... Read more
A few weeks ago I was reading through the message boards when I came across a post from Chris 'SparkGuy' Downie to a member who was asking about what type of strength training activities he could do without access to a gym or weight training... Read more
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