One-quarter of Americans are obese. Sixty percent live a sedentary lifestyle. And this generation of kids is the first generation since 1900 that may have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. The health of America, the world’s richest... Read more
So often we daydream and think of some far-off goal that we would like to achieve. "I want to play the guitar in a band," "I want to run a marathon", "I want to be better at my job," etc. It's not difficult at th... Read more
Whenever you walk or run, your core muscles are active, keeping you upright, balancing your body as your weight shifts, and absorbing the impact as your feet hit the ground. Your body’s core forms the foundation of all your movement. If you... Read more
Consistency, so important to the SparkPeople System, is something our society often overlooks. People are so focused on wanting things now that they aren't willing to spend the time consistently doing small things over time. This attitude results... Read more
When it comes to running (and walking), you have two types of people: those who adore the outdoors and those who would rather have their try at the treadmill. I've heard countless reasons from each type of runner on exactly why they choose to run... Read more
Does anyone promote or believe in so-called "cheat days" where you can eat what anything - with limits, of course (or not)?
I've been trying to eat more healthfully since I began here - for example - I've cut soda (diet or otherwise) from my d... Read more
I am starting the "30 Day Shred" workout series tomorrow. I tried looking in the tracker to see if it is something that is already entered into the system, but I couldn't find anything. Any suggestions on how to track this?... Read more
This person at my job keeps trying to convince me that I need to eat six small meals a day in order to be healthy and lose weight. He says that it's "the way our bodies are built" and "it's the only way to keep up metabolism".
So, I've recently... Read more
I am up to my all time high - again. I cannot breath - have to take the electric wheel chair at walmart and I am motivated for change. I have done it before and I can do it again. If anyone has words of encouragement for starting over again plea... Read more
So I just signed up today and put in my lunch and realized I eat more than my portion should be. I also took in about 2/3 of my calories for the day. I was so motivated this morning but now I feel depressed. I was a real eye opener to see just what t... Read more
This DVD program is awesome. It is an affordable version - it is a 90 day program that is based on muscle confusion. The nutritional program is based on Tosca Reno's Eat Clean Diet.For $20 or if you get it at Bed, Bath, & Beyond with one of their c... Read more
Interested in the popular P90X program but not willing to shell out hundreds of dollars for the workout DVDs? Well you're in luck. Supreme 90 Day, a 10-DVD workout system that includes strengthening, cardio and abs workouts, is now available and... Read more
Contest closed. The winner is:KMKUCKCongratulations!Yoga, walking, and meditation are all great ways to rejuvenate the body, but sometimes it's fun to switch up your relaxation routine a bit. That's why we were so excited when we came across... Read more
I Started my 90 Challenge yesterday and it was tough. My heart rate is up there for every workout. I hope I can do better today. The price was very affordable so the entire set cost me all of $5. Yesterday was CD Chest & Back (32:30)
Warm-up (4:19... Read more
I'm on day 5. (I added the Zumba for fun.)
Monday - 1 hour Zumba + Chest & Back video
Tuesday - Ultimate Ball video
Wednesday - 1 hour Zumba - supposed to take a "rest day"
Thursday - Tabata video
Friday - Shoulders & Arms video (I may... Read more
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