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 find that counting calories works for me. I don't do well when there is something I can't have like a low carb diet or no sweets. I find I want it more if I try to eliminate it totally from my diet.... Read more
I'm working on a Paleo lite diet and doing strength training 4 times or more per week. Is anyone else doing the Paleo or similar low carb high protein type of diet? If so, I'd love to hear from you. So far, I feel great and am havi... Read more
I did it! I survived The Golden Corral! For those not familiar with it, it is a buffet restaurant. I got a baked chicken breast, took the skin off, had 1 spoonful of boiled loose corn kernels, 1 spoonful of boiled carrots, 1 spoonful of grilled oni... Read more
I saw this on the Mayo Clinic page and wanted to share.
A healthy diet is a plan that works for you ó one that includes the right types of foods in the right amounts, in a way that you can enjoy and sustain long term
ó Donald D. Hensrud,... 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
Don’t worry -- I’m not talking about that kind of streaking (keep your clothes on). I’m talking about a consistency streak to help you reach your goals (health and non-health-related). Something that I have said in the past, and sti... Read more
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