Recently Lori, a client of mine, called me angry, upset and discouraged. She had just returned from her yearly physical, which she had been eagerly anticipating. Though she hadn't reached her weight-loss goal, Lori had made many lifestyle c... Read more
When you work out, a few things probably run through your mind: changing your body composition, burning calories, building more muscle and strengthening your cardiovascular system. But did you know that there is one body part that most of us neglect... Read more
Are you a genius at budgeting your finances but fall apart when it comes to setting aside time to work out (or vice versa)? Don't worry: Staying physically fit and managing a personal bank account actually have very distinct similarities. They... Read more
Before developing the serious health condition of type 2 diabetes, a person will almost always have pre-diabetes beforehand. But pre-diabetes is a condition without symptoms, meaning that many people can have it without even knowing it. Left unchecke... Read more
One of the most common mistakes new exercisers make is not measuring the intensity of their cardio workouts. Guidelines say that aerobic exercise should be “moderate” or “challenging,” but what does that feel like? You might m... Read more
I am new here. Seems a little. Found this chat. Good to see there are many others like me trying to get rid of the fat for good. It would be nice if I could find some buddies here. A little friendly competition n encouragement needed.... Read more
Hey guys I'm new to Sparkpeople! I have about 50 pounds to lose and am having a hard time starting a diet and exercise. I need to get healthy for my family. Looking for friends that can motivate me!... Read more
Joined to help my wife out. She is Wanttobebetter1.
Figured I could use this too for keeping track of my weight lifting and stuff. I am an Army Soldier as well.
Keep it up everyone.
I know people usually like inspirational things. My motivat... Read more
Hi ... this is a lengthy post because of the copying/paste from the Message Board for Fitness & Exercise . In order is my initial question, followed by Coach Jen's response, my follow up post & then a few examples of videos.
this morning I w... Read more
The President's Challenge (www.presidentschallenge.org) is another set of challenges available for FREE. Begun in the 1960s, it has been available for years. (Presidential Fitness Award, Physical Fitness Test, Presidential Active Lifestyle Award - PA... Read more
Try to see how many exercises you can do for a specific body part in ten minutes and track under other exercises. This allows you to keep track of the ones you have done so that you do not get bored or work the same group of muscles two days in a ro... Read more
By now you’ve been working on your New Year’s resolutions for roughly four weeks. Have you stepped on the scale this week only to be discouraged, frustrated, angry, sad, or some other combination of negative emotions? You&rsqu... Read more
In Ohio, state troopers are fighting a rule that lets those officers who repeatedly exceed weight limits be dismissed from their jobs until they shed the extra pounds. According to this Associated Press story: "No too-heavy Ohio troopers or sergeants... Read more
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