Visual images hold amazing power. We can all still “see” the Challenger disaster, the flag rising over Iwo Jima, even our own high school yearbook pictures. The images are still with us today. And so are the emotions that go with them... Read more
If you're eager to be a positive force, there’s no shortage of people that could use some help. In 1994, 10-20% of every U.S. state’s population was considered obese. By 2001, the numbers in 30 states grew to 20% or more. Accordin... Read more
You probably know that carrying around extra weight can have negative effects on your health and happiness. But have you ever wondered how all the other “extras” in your life might be affecting you?
My good friend owns a successful r... Read more
The fitness universe always talks about Nutrition and Exercise as if these are the only two options for getting in shape.
Want to lose the post-pregnancy padding? Nutrition & Exercise.
Want to look 10 years younger? Nutrition... Read more
Editor's Note: Every day, regular people just like you are losing weight, getting fit and improving their lives by using SparkPeople. Who knows better about what it really takes to lose weight the healthy way than other members like you? That'... Read more
I have an hour at lunch time and would like to start doing something active during that time. I went walking yesterday, at a fairly brisk pace in a winter jacket. The challenge I have is how to avoid coming back in from my break sweaty and especially... Read more
If I work out too close to bed, I have this issue. However, allowing more of a "cool-down gap" between working out and going to bed solves it. I usually allow about 4 hours between end of workout and bedtime (I eat supper and read during this time).... Read more
Several times in the past week I've been rudely rebuked for saying "happy holidays". I'm told "it's not happy holidays, it's Merry Christmas". My response, not if you don't celebrate Christmas. Why is this such a divisive issue? Why do people car... Read more
I started doing the 10 minute jump-rope cardio and I love it!! it doesn't take too much time and its such a great work out... I have been doing it twice a day. It really works!!! Ive seen results. Planning on doing it 3 times a day!!9... Read more
When I was growing up my parents would often tell my brothers and me that "anything worth doing is worth doing right" or "a job worth doing is not worth doing half way" as they were trying to teach and train us. As an athlete, many a coach told m... Read more
One of the most common questions I hear from new and seasoned exercisers alike isn't about which exercises are most effective or whether you should work out on an empty stomach. It's a question of timing. Should you do cardio or strength trai... Read more
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