There are two kinds of people in this world: those who lounge poolside sipping margaritas, and those who jog from the volleyball court to cannonball into the water. Here at SparkPeople, we encourage you to be in the latter group. With sunshine and bl... Read more
Everything you do burns calories—breathing, sleeping, standing, and all of the active pursuits you enjoy. But what does it take to burn just 100 calories? You may be surprised by how little—or how much—activity you have to do to ach... Read more
You’ve tried every reward you can think of to keep yourself motivated. You’ve coaxed yourself with new clothes, rewarded yourself with nights out or days off, even promised yourself a new CD if you would (please, please, please) just... Read more
Wouldn’t it be great to be inside the mind of a health and fitness expert, even just for a little while? Now you can! Below, your favorite SparkPeople experts share the secrets of their healthy lifestyles. Just like you, they have to deal with... Read more
Have you thought about how great it would be to include your family in your pursuit to exercise more regularly? Family exercise will improve the health of your loved ones, make exercise more fun, and at the same time develop stronger connections betw... Read more
I'm an 18 year old male, 200 pounds with a lot of fat: mostly in my gut, chest, and thighs, and almost no muscle. I do almost no exercise but am starting to eat healthier.
Where do I start?? I don't know what kind of exercises to do, and what is... Read more
Do you feel any after effects of a workout? O can feel it while I'm there, but am hour or so later it's as if I have never been - no tiredness of muscle ache. Am I not working hard enough?... Read more
I just broke my ankle from volleyball on Monday (someone landed on my foot)....Now, i'm out from playing any volleyball for a few months (I was in 3 leagues) and from working-out..But I am still diligent with what I eat and I am still using my food j... Read more
Make sure you ENJOY your exercise of choice. If you like to dance, then dance. If you enjoy playing volleyball, then play volleyball. Whatever it is that you chose, just have fun with it. After all this is something you'll do for the rest of your... Read more
A couple weeks back I saw a commercial from a local cosmetic surgery company that caught my attention and surprisingly I am still thinking about it. It was not a new company being advertised but the commercial content was new information and the appr... Read more
When I was growing up my parents would often tell my brothers and me that "anything worth doing is worth doing right" or "a job worth doing is not worth doing half way" as they were trying to teach and train us. As an athlete, many a coach told m... Read more
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