If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le... Read more
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
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In this short video, Coach Nicole gives tips on how to imrove your posture in just five simple stretches.Help us Spread the Spark by sharing this video with your friends. You can also rat... Read more
Running may be challenging, but it is an activity humans were designed to do—and it's something nearly everyone can enjoy if we allow time and patience for our bodies to adapt to the demands of the sport. But that doesn't mean that prop... Read more
Hiking on a wooded trail. Riding a bike down the street. Doing crunches on a stability ball. Hitting the slopes. Walking up the stairs with ease. These are more than simple pleasures you can enjoy by living a healthy lifestyle. They're also proof... Read more
I started on SP a little more than a month ago. I had a good idea about what I needed to do but didn't realize until now that it's gonna be more beneficial to me if I have some supporters and friends from the SP community to look to for motivation a... Read more
Hello. I love the trackers on this site! I feel that I am in need of support. I did 4 weeks of nearly perfect eating and then wham! I fell hard a few days after Thanksgiving. I have noticed in my life that seems to be a pattern. My thought is to fi... 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
I started a Sparkpage in April, when I got home from a 3-week sojourn to a clinic/retreat specializing in chronic disease and pain management, but then didn't do anything with it.
Backstory: For four years, I had suffered the devastating... Read more
I wanted to loose weight before getting pregnant so I bought the wii and the biggest loser game. I worked out and stopped eating all the junk I was and I lost 40 pounds in two months. I managed to keep most of it off even after having a baby. I am... Read more
As you can imagine, SparkPeople employees are into health and fitness. And even though we are deskbound most of the day (like many of you), we try to make the best of it. You may have heard of people sitting on stability balls at their desks, as a wa... Read more
Spending so much time at work can make you worse for wear—and not just mentally. Sitting improperly can up your chances for shoulder, wrist, back and neck injuries. Worse, you may not recognize your body's warning signs, such as muscle stif... Read more
There is nothing like the pictures from your daughter's wedding to show you how much you slouch! I know I was exhausted and felt the weight of the world, but I think that may be just regular ole poor posture. Right now as I am typing I am trying my... Read more
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