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Starting A Wellness Program Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Starting A Wellness Program.

Why You Should Hire a Health Coach

When I was growing up, coaches led sports teams. I had a swim coach, and my brother had a baseball coach. Friends who participated in athletics had coaches dedicated to helping them improve performance in their chosen sport.   In the last de...  Read more

10 Tips for Starting a Wellness Program Today

It’s never too late to begin your journey in wellness! Here are 10 steps you can take today to get started. 1. Write out your goals and desires. What’s your wellness vision? Where do you envision yourself three to five years fr...  Read more

An Introduction to the Spinning Program

My first experience with this revolutionary indoor cycling activity seems like a distant memory. As I walked into the room, the lights were dimmed and candles were lit around the room. People all around me were wearing these tight black shorts an...  Read more

Dos and Don'ts of a Successful Fitness Plan

Starting a fitness program doesn’t have to be overwhelming when you are armed with the proper tools to get things rolling. Once you’ve committed to getting in shape, there are several things you can do to ensure you’ll exceed your s...  Read more

4 Mindless Habits That Are Hurting Your Weight Loss

If you’ve ever tried to break a bad habit, health-related or otherwise, you know how difficult it can be. Every morning, you awake to a daunting, gut-wrenching choice: to commit to change or to fall short of your goals. Those of you who have ta...  Read more

Ready to make a REAL START!
Updated 7/28/2014 1:51:08 PM

Hey everybody, my name is Megan and I've been on sparkpeople for a while but am only now getting serious about being on here more. The system seems so nice and I really do well with others around to motivate! I'm 24 and getting married in 3 months......  Read more

I really need some help after starting to exercise
Updated 7/28/2014 2:02:37 PM

Hi everyone, I'm a 20 yo female, I'm 5'7 and weigh 160lbs. I hope to get to around 135-140. I've been restricting calories for abt 4 weeks now. I started with 1200 cals/day but decided to up my calories to 1400 cals 1-2 weeks ago. I usually end up ea...  Read more

A second start
Updated 7/25/2014 8:45:04 AM

Hi, I joined Sparkpeople, logged things for a couple of days, then went away for almost 3 weeks. I visited family and was served meals with double carbs ie: rice with sweet potato as a veg. I was amazed I had only gained 2 lbs while away! I am b...  Read more

Getting Started
Updated 7/24/2014 10:50:44 PM

Hi, I've recently left weight watchers because I will be going away for a month. But until then I am having trouble getting back on track and seem to constantly be craving junk food and carbs. And I am difficulty keeping my calories in check. Do...  Read more

Starting over again
Updated 7/23/2014 9:41:09 AM

Hi my name is Rocio. I was on Sparkpeople a few years ago and lost 50 pounds. I'm back because I gained the 50 pounds back. This time I might stay on Sparkpeople...  Read more

Take Advantage of Free Wellness Programs

My gym offers free wellness programs 3-4 times a year, to help members stay of track. If your gym also offer these these programs, with classes/lectures, they may help you stay positive regarding your goals.211...  Read more

"Work" with Sparkpeople :)

We have made a sparkteam at work and dedicated our patricipation to a fellow employee who is struggling with a health issue. Doing it as a team has made more people active with the program!...  Read more

30 Somethings Sparkers

This group is for the MTV Generation! Whether you have baby weight to lose, you're jump-starting a new phase in your life, or are committed to being a healthier you, you've found the right group!...  Read more

Set Realistic Goals for Success

When someone sets a weight-loss goal (or any goal), it needs to be realistic because that is what sets us up to succeed. If we set some wild and crazy goals for ourselves that is too difficult or that we know cannot be achieved, we are setting oursel...  Read more

Get LIVE Canyon Ranch Online Coaching for FREE!

Editor’s note: SparkPeople has partnered with Canyon Ranch to provide this survey. The contests are entirely sponsored by Canyon Ranch.  Fill out the survey below for a chance to participate in a free eight-week online healthy we...  Read more

Starting a Wellness Program

Read an article on Spark today about starting a wellness program www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellness_arti
cles.asp?id=269 So I decided to go ahead and write out my 'wellness program' 1. Write out your goals and desires I want to lose...  Read more

Starting My Wellness Program

Today I really got into Sparking. First thing this morning I walked to the mailbox & back, a little more than Ĺ a mile, by the time I walk around the circular part of the drive. Iím using the treadmill program on my iphone to keep track. Itís consist...  Read more