It's easy to say that you want to lose weight. It's also easy to find the motivation to hit the gym regularly and choose the right foods in the beginning. After a few weeks, our motivation seems to wane and those old, unhealthy habits of your... Read more
Heart disease is not a disease that only affects men. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease kills more than 500,000 women annually. In 2001, well over half of the people who died from heart disease were women.
Yet... Read more
When I was a Wellness Director for a YMCA I overheard a member ask my fellow director to help him adjust his workout regimen. He just “wasn’t getting anywhere” despite being very committed and diligent to his workouts. This was a ve... Read more
Frustrated. Disappointed. Hopeless. Skeptical.
Whichever you choose, these emotions are enemies of people trying to lose weight—especially when you feel like you have done everything right. For many trying to shed pounds, the elation from... Read more
When you’re eager to try a new restaurant, you might ask your friends for recommendations, read a good review, or check out the menu before you spend your money and time there. If you enjoy your first meal, you’ll return again and aga... Read more
I have been on Spark People for 3 weeks, and though I haven't been seeing pounds lost (I didn't have a working scale till this past Sunday), I am starting to notice that some of my shorts are fitting a little looser.
What was your first NSV afte... Read more
Hey there. I am new here (hi everyone!!) and I am loving SP. I downloaded the mobile app on my samsung galaxy s3 so that I could track on the go. But when I went to sign in, I don't see an option to sign in with Facebook. That's how I signed up…w... Read more
I keep going in and unsubscribing to newsletters, and then I'll make a post and it seems the system is scanning these posts and signing me up for related newsletters. If I say I'm depressed, I get re-signed up for the depression newsletter, etc. I do... Read more
I'm pretty new here. When I signed up I checked "active lifestyle," because I work at a fast-casual restaurant as a cashier/cook/dishwasher/cleanerupper and that's relatively active (full time), and I'm a sign-spinner part time. You know tho... Read more
If you do nothing else, be sure to check in & spin the wheel every day. I felt bad doing it . Why should I get points & perfect attendance when I'm not even entering my food, right? I'll tell you why, because it kept me coming back. One of the bigges... Read more
For many runners, our biggest concern after injury, is becoming dehydrated, especially when temperatures start to sore and our mileage begins to creep up. While dehydration can be an issue, overhydration can be an even more dangerous issue, particula... Read more
Hydration is something many of us take for granted, but it is even more important the more active we are. Water is one nutrient we cannot, nor should not forgo. While we can go for weeks without food, water is a whole different scenario. Without wate... Read more
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