What is with all the weird looking toys you see in the gyms, sporting goods stores, and fitness magazines today? We see funny looking things like a cut-in-half stability ball called a BOSU. There are the small circular "pillow discs" that a... Read more
It's no secret that the modern bicycle is a versatile machine, offering options for transportation, recreation, fitness, competition and employment. Cycling provides a host of health benefits, including improved cardiovascular functioning, leg st... Read more
In this video, Coach Nicole explains why you should take advantage of SparkPeople's most popular Community Resources. Learn how to find and use SparkPages, SparkTeams, and Message Boards.
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Think you've seen it all when it comes to healthy breakfasts? Think again! If your mornings are filled with oatmeal and cold cereal because you're short on time, try some of these breakfast ideas from SparkPeople members like you. They're... Read more
You wake up to your husband preparing a platter of fruit and a slice of whole wheat toast for breakfast. Your wife always has a healthy dinner—lean protein and fresh veggies—ready at 6 o’clock. Your co-workers have teamed... Read more
Although I vary from day to day, on some of them, I can't really find threads that I am interested in commenting on. I like reading others' opinions about news items, fashion, foods, and ideas for exercising and eating healthy, along with the miscel... Read more
Hi! I'm totally new to this site & seeking empathy & encouragement. I'm 66, newly retired, have some physical difficulties, and just finished 28 days following the book "The Fast Metabolism Diet" where I lost 15 pounds and now want to begin further h... Read more
I guess you can tell from my username that I'm Dave and live in NH. I'm not much on posting here. I joined back in January @ 249½ with the intent on losing 20#'s. Well time went by and I kept the weight on. A couple of reasons for me to... Read more
My name is Joyce. I am 51 years old and need to lose about 15 lbs. About 5 years ago I joined Weight Watchers and lost 26 lbs. but they seem to be creeping back on. I was trying to lose on my own, but need some encouragement, so I thought I would try... Read more
Okay, I don't literally write on the wall. However, I do write my weight weekly on the mirror of my bathroom as well as a monthly waist and "gut" measurements. Since the bathroom is where I begin my day, it is a good reminder of the progress made a... Read more
I was first introduced to balance exercises by my running coach when I developed a minor ankle injury a few years ago. However, before I even began using the balance board my coach had me do series of progressive balance exercises initially using on... Read more
Editor's Note: We've asked SparkPeople member MOSTMOM1 to share her favorite fun fitness tools. Read on for gadgets that will turn any workout into playtime! My husband calls me the Pied Piper of Fun. He rolls his eyes when he says this, bu... Read more
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