I needed to get a social life. This revelation hit me late on a Friday night when I realized I had spent another evening knee-deep in laundry when I really wanted to be out having some fun. Busy with work and family, I hadn’t seen my girlfriend... Read more
Judi (TIME4JUDI) is long-time SparkPeople member with multiple sclerosis (MS). By walking indoors with the help of walking DVDs, she lost 60 pounds in seven months! Now she shares her advice and tips with others who want to walk off the weight withou... Read more
Some people can measure their weight loss by the way they feel and look: firmer thighs, a smaller waist, jiggle-free arms. But then there are the number-crazy ones who desperately need some kind (any kind!) of concrete proof that all their hard work... Read more
Ever notice how some people can have big bellies but lean legs, or how women tend to store most of their fat in their thighs, hips, and butt? These are examples of fat distribution, which refers to where your body typically stores the fat, no matter... Read more
Maybe you ate the wrong thing or, on a gotta-get-healthier kick, you ate too much of the right thing (think fiber). All you know is that the inevitable discomfort has ensued and your pants feel a little tighter than they did this morning. What exactl... Read more
I am finally going get myself into shape but I hope don't give up like I have in the past, I want to feel comfortable in my body. Hopefully I can find ppl who want to work out n motivate each other... Read more
I feel like I am at a slight disadvantage, because I've never been athletic and I don't really have anybody to tell me if I'm doing something wrong or if I could change the way I do something. Luckily, today we have the internet.. so a lot of the ti... Read more
Dr Hyman Says, Skip the sugar in all of its forms. Especially liquid calories from any source (soda, juice, alcohol) all of which store belly fat. Get high fructose corn syrup out of your diet, it is especially good at laying down belly fat.Ditch the... Read more
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com. She writes a monthly series on menopause health and fitness.
By Cathy Cram, M.S.
One of the first changes many postmenopausal women not... Read more
SparkPeople member BUTTERFLIY recently asked a very common fitness question: "I have a lot of weight under my belly button! How and what can I do to work the lower part of my belly?"This is a very common complaint for women. We naturally hold a littl... Read more
Everybody knows that losing fat in the belly area can be tough. While you cannot spot reduce, there are best exercises you can do along with cardio training and a healthy nutrition plan which can get you the results you desire.
In the video belo... Read more
It may seem like nothing more than a "Spare Tire," but extra fat around your waist is a warning sign. It's not the fat you can grab with your hand that's the issue. The real problem is fat buildup around vital organs like your liver and pancreas.... Read more
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