I’m not sure when it was that I first heard about hot yoga, but I just assumed that it was one of those passing exercise fads. Only…I kept hearing about it. My friends were raving about it. Then my sister became a convert and told me tha... 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
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
There are a myriad of factors that affect heart health. From regular exercise to smoking cessation to eating a nutritious diet, there are a number of things you can do to strengthen your heart. But did you know that the mind-body connection can also... Read more
Wouldn’t it be great to be inside the mind of a health and fitness expert, even just for a little while? You could learn the tricks of the trade, straight from the experiences in their own lives. Do what they do, make the healthy choices they m... 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
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've found that I love yoga! The wonderful stretch it gives my whole body is great! I love to do yoga in the morning to get my day going or even at night with wind down yoga to get me ready for a great night's sleep! 7... 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
I'm a bit of a perfectionist. While I've learned to love myself, flaws and all, I still struggle with the concept of making mistakes. Recently, I discovered that I was imparting pressure and expectations upon my yoga practice, inflicting guil... Read more
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