TV can be educational. After all, I outlined eight great lessons you can take from NBC’s hit television show, "The Biggest Loser" and apply to your own healthy lifestyle program. I said it then and I'll say it again: I am a big fa... Read more
Whether it's a popular new DVD or the latest at-home workout machine, people spend lots of money on fitness gadgets each year. Which ones do the SparkPeople Experts swear by--and actually use? Read on to find out!
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Mike (MKKAYA) started running in 2008. Since joining SparkPeople, he has continued to work toward his weight-loss goals (losing nearly 100 pounds so far), completed three half marathons, and has his sights set on participating in a triathlon.
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Going to the movies can be an enjoyable experience, but it can provide a host of temptations for anyone trying to lose weight or eat healthier. As soon as you walk in the door, you're hit with the smells and sights of delicious goodies--buttery p... Read more
There are a lot of different ways to measure your progress toward your goals. If you're trying to manage your weight, you could track your weigh-ins or judge how well your clothes fit. If you're trying to improve your fitness level, you might... Read more
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I work 40 hours/week at an assembly plant. I do stock and light assembly. Due to stocking, I clock in at least 10 000 steps at work, it also involves lifting heavy (30 lbs) crates with p... Read more
I love running, it's challenging, and hard at some points, but it makes me feel great, and that's why I love it so much! I love a good challenge! I hate the treadmill, and love the outside, and that's where I run all the time. Rain, s... Read more
Hello, I am trying to decorate my page using Christmas theme ......... the background is fine but I have tried to change the border (inside) and the solid color is just 'not right.' How can I change it w/ some subtle design and lose the bright color... Read more
I've noticed not just here but on other boards as well that if you say you eat grains, you get looked at like you've got two heads. And it sometimes makes me wonder if I'm the last person alive still eating breads and cereals and corn and even starch... Read more
I am a personal trainer and a weight management consultant, and the biggest problem I run into is when people begin a weight loss effort they start reading and watching everything they can find about it. There is a sea of miss information out there.... Read more
Getting back into shape after baby. Is it really as easy as many celebrities make it sound? Heidi Klum did the Victoria's Secret fashion show just a few months after the birth of her third child. Denise Richards posed for Playboy when her daughter... Read more
When Stepfanie recently told me and then subsequently blogged about a bad experience she had with a personal trainer, I wasn't surprised. I know a bit about what goes on in gyms where the line between trainer and salesperson is a fine one. What s... Read more
Days 4 and 5 are what I would call "easy" days. I am so glad he pulled back a bit because after working with the battle ropes, I was worn out. The problem I am having now is my body is starting to hurt. In the gym yesterday, I kept saying I'm broken... Read more
Today was particularly hard. Has anyone ever used the battling ropes? (The big ropes they use on Biggest Loser) Oh My God, it looks so easy on TV. It's all a lie, lol. I have a new thing to hate in the gym, but I am excited about how it's gonna help... Read more
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