SparkPeople Chair Exercise Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=32265 If you're looking for tips, support, and motivation for exercising with a physical challenge, then this is the place for you. Please check with your doctor before starting an exercise routine. SparkPeople Chair Exercise Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=32265 New and Not-New... :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x61583954 A few years ago I had surgery on one of my knees. The physical therapist recommended chair exercise in addition to the knee-strengthening exercises she’d already given me. <BR> <BR> I admit it: I was skeptical. I thought “No way can this amount to much of a workout.” She proceeded to lead me through a brief rundown of some exercises she thought might be useful. <BR> <BR> Ten minutes later, having worked up a sweat and not having stood once, I had an awakening: why, by golly, you really CA... Mon, 25 May 2015 17:07:24 EST Open Letter to Chair Exercise Team Members http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61580045 I don't think a rudderless team is a good thing. <BR> <BR> Many of the teams on SP are set up for specific geographical locations, or for social themes. They have informal structure and (to my mind) a relaxed approach with a general mix of input. <BR> <BR> I see the Chair Exercise Team somewhat differently to those: it has a specific purpose, a focus. It serves - or should serve - as a cornerstone for information, a central core where people can get ideas, find links to resources, read abo... Mon, 25 May 2015 08:13:08 EST Exercise 6 15 minutes- 24-30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61578247 I'm in for another week, <em>194</em> <em>34</em> <em>317</em> <em>322</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>321</em> <em>185</em> Who is ready to join me? <BR> <BR> Sun 24th ........... Seated leg and knees <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Mon 25th......... Core <BR> <BR> Tue 26th..... Lower body <BR> <BR> Wed 27th... Upper body <BR> <BR> Thu 28th........ Core <BR> <BR> Fri 29th...... Aerobics <BR> <BR> Sat 30th..Upper Body Sun, 24 May 2015 23:32:17 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x61571539 My name is Deb. I'm 55 yrs old and live in Alabama. I have limited mobility due to lymphedema in both legs. I need a way to exercise and lose weight other than walking. Glad I found this group. Sun, 24 May 2015 07:31:05 EST mobile devices http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61553304 One thing I'm noticing and which I know impacts me; and probably others ... is the mobile devices. When i'm using spark on my iphone i can get to the messageboards and the blogs; but the app doesn't let me access the teams or my spark mail which can be really frustrating. Then on my mini ipad i can get to the teams and mail; but its hard for me to type on that (i can type on my phone more easily!) so i can view things on there, and like things on there; but it is a lot harder to comment and t... Thu, 21 May 2015 22:10:30 EST Self-Test: How Does Your Mind Work? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x61551464 Long ago, six traits were developed to assess the way people mind processes information and understands the world around it. We all process a bit differently, and that has a huge impact on who we eventually shape up to be. Take our test and find out which of the six paths your mind has taken! <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15590&memberid=865417 </link> Thu, 21 May 2015 16:39:25 EST 15 Delicious Home-Made Popsicles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61543701 There nothing more refreshing than a fruit-infused popsicle. These delicious looking popsicles are easy to make and healthy. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15593&memberid=863854 </link> Wed, 20 May 2015 19:11:48 EST The Most Important Lessons You'll Learn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61534151 One of the most important thing everyone needs to learn in this life is to love themselves. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15566&memberid=863854 </link> Tue, 19 May 2015 19:21:34 EST Portion Control Workshop - wk 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61517849 WENDIQ - sodium is a killer to weight loss. Why are you getting so much ? Are you tracking it ? If so how much are you getting a day - you need to aim for a maximum of 2300mg - that may sound low but my average is abour 1600mg - so it is possible. <BR> Ok - so send hubbie off to get his pizza - tell him to eat it out and NOT bring it hiome!! and you eat a lovely salad in front of him - make him jealous !! <BR> You CAN do this - and it is a lifelong battle. But its a battle worth fighting... Mon, 18 May 2015 01:42:45 EST 11 Things We Do that Age Us http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61515309 Aging gracefully comes easier to some, while not so easy to others. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15524&memberid=863854 </link> Sun, 17 May 2015 19:20:23 EST Crucial Tips for Protecting Your Bones http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61515295 Crucial Tips for Protecting Your Bones <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15529&memberid=863854 </link> Sun, 17 May 2015 19:18:01 EST 12 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61515277 <BR> “When people embark on an exercise and food program to lose weight, they automatically think that ‘magic’ will happen,” explains Susan Kraus, MS, RD, a registered dietitian at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey. “In theory it sounds great, but it takes much longer to lose weight and more effort than this simple combination, even when all good intentions are there.” It’s easy to trip yourself up along the way with common diet mistakes or by not being vigilant in your effo... Sun, 17 May 2015 19:15:52 EST How to Trick Your Body into Feeling Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61515256 There are quite a few irritating and annoying sensations your body experiences during the day, the kind that most of us would love to know how to get rid of. How does one deal with an itchy throat? How do you make a burn go away? And generally, how can you get rid of various pains <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15545&memberid=863854 </link> Sun, 17 May 2015 19:12:12 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 17th .....23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61509430 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Lets get physical <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do that video. The time 5....15 is also not set in concr... Sun, 17 May 2015 04:42:58 EST How Long to Freeze Food? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61492919 We all know that freezing food prevents it from rotting. But until the act of freezing is perfected, food still has an expiration date <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15515&memberid=863854 </link> Fri, 15 May 2015 04:37:50 EST 10 Terrifically Helpful Things Your Microwave Can http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61490038 Now all I have to do is, try to remember some of the tips <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> The microwave is a very advanced piece of technology that lies around our kitchen, waiting for us to defrost and cook things in it. But did you know that your microwave is much more than just a cooking machine? Its special qualities allow it to ass. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/video_14422/10_nea<BR>t_tricks_you_never_knew_your_microwave<BR>_can_d.aspx </link> Thu, 14 May 2015 18:46:05 EST 11 Ways to Reduce Cholesterol Levels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61489971 One of the most common causes of heart attacks in the western world is arterial blockage caused by the accumulation of cholesterol. While this can be avoided by dieting and exercising, if you’ve been diagnosed with high levels of bad cholesterol, there are foods and activities that speed up the process of reducing cholesterol levels. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15521&memberid=863854 </link> Thu, 14 May 2015 18:33:50 EST Inventions that Make Sci-Fi a Reality http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61489939 Many of us have grown up imagining what the future will be like. Will there be flying cars? Will there be robots? Will we be able to do amazing and extraordinary things? <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=13016 </link> Thu, 14 May 2015 18:27:27 EST This Week in Health Tips! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61489895 I'm always learning more and more about my body and my health. Being healthy and fit has never been more in vogue. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15514&memberid=863854 </link> Thu, 14 May 2015 18:22:17 EST Simple Sweet Potato and Pomegranate Salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61465789 You've never had a salad that tasted so good. I'm serious. Not only is this salad healthy, it is also incredibly delicious and can be served as a side dish or eaten completely on its own. Sweet potatoes are a healthy way to consume carbohydrates and pomegranates are super good for your heart! <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15474&memberid=865417 </link> Tue, 12 May 2015 02:40:11 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 10th ------ 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61449161 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Lets get physical <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do that video. The time 5....15 is also not set in concr... Sun, 10 May 2015 07:15:20 EST Portion Control Workshop - wk 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61447354 The Workshop is very concentrated and self guided, - however there will be a thread in the team page for questions and comments that I will comment on and answer – so you will get plenty of help. <BR> <BR> The amount you get out of this workshop will depend on the amount of effort you put into it. If you just look over the things in my web site and think you can’t be bothered to join in the thread you will gain nothing. If you just plonk an emoticon in the thread each day - I won't believe ... Sat, 9 May 2015 22:37:48 EST Memories of your mother - Happy Mother's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61446076 Many of us are now of the age that sadly we have lost our Mums - but I'm sure we have many Happy Memories. <BR> What are your happiest memories of your mother? <BR> <BR> I certainly remember my Mother - a tiny very English lady - so tiny I could pick her up and swing her round. She was very correct, and good manners and behaviour were normal, something that seems to have gone out of fashion recently unfortunately - we even had afternoon tea every Sunday, best china, lace tablecloth and ev... Sat, 9 May 2015 18:57:33 EST Boosting Your Self-Confidence http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61438940 When I was young, I was a very happy kid, I played around with the other children, had many friends, and while I was slightly shy, I still had no problem talking to people. <BR> By: Jonathan P. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=12951 </link> Fri, 8 May 2015 21:05:44 EST This Week in Health Tips! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61438907 Your health is the most important and most valuable thing you have, so keeping it should be your top priority in life. In this day and age of abundant information, some people can get lost and miss out on great tips that could improve their lives, so we collect and display them for you every week <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15408&memberid=863854 </link> Fri, 8 May 2015 21:01:11 EST 9 Incredibly Healthy Food Combos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61429982 Knowing what we know about food today, we discover more often than not that the best foods are not stand-alone ingredients but the powerful combination of ingredients that work together and enhance each others healthy influence on the body. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15425&memberid=863854 </link> Thu, 7 May 2015 20:35:54 EST 5 Kinds of Food that Attract Mosquitoes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61428007 There are many things I love about summer but mosquito bites are not one of them. These little blood sucking buzzards can ruin your outdoor fun and in some cases, even infect you with some serious diseases. While some foods like garlic and apple cider vinegar are effective edible deterrents, some foods do the exact opposite. Eating these things basically turns you into a huge mosquito-magnet and might lower the repealing powers of some products. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?ema... Thu, 7 May 2015 15:06:01 EST Are You a Logical or Emotional Thinker? Quiz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61427975 Emotions and logic are not exactly opposites. There is a certain logic behind emotional decisions, and even logic has to make room for the effect it has on our emotions. That said, some of us tend towards a more logical basis for our thinking, while some tend to the emotional. This test will show you the exact percentage of each side - how much of you is emotional, and how much logical? <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15406&memberid=865417 </link> Thu, 7 May 2015 15:03:23 EST What Flower Matches Your Personality? Quiz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x61427947 Every flower has a different beauty. Some are fragile, some are bold, some only flourish under certain conditions and some are hardy enough to grow just about anywhere. Take our quiz and get your answer - which of these flowers does your personality match the best? <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15407&memberid=865417 </link> Thu, 7 May 2015 14:59:30 EST Homemade Mango Roll-Ups Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61419579 Homemade Mango Roll-Ups Recipe <BR> <BR> I love dried fruit and enjoy sugar-free treats. I was excited to find this no-fuss recipe for homemade fruit roll-ups. It only takes 5 steps to make these healthy snacks. This recipe is 100% fruit and there are no preservatives. You can use the same recipe for DIY strawberry or raspberry roll-ups. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15397&memberid=865417 </link> Wed, 6 May 2015 17:47:21 EST 15 Genius Kitchen Hacks to Make Healthy Cooking Ea http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61409564 A calorie-heavy casserole isn’t the only meal you can make with a baking dish. We found three surprisingly innovative—and healthy—ways to use each of the following five classic cooking tools already hanging out in your kitchen. Might we suggest an easier way to flip an egg, or using your blender for more than just protein smoothies? Meal prep has never been so creative … or easy! <BR> <link>http://blog.myfitnesspal.com/15-geni<BR>us-kitchen-hacks-to-make-healthy-cooki<BR>ng-easier/?utm_sour... Tue, 5 May 2015 15:29:33 EST Neck stretches http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61401568 Does anyone know of any good online neck stretch videos? <BR> My dr rushed through three different stretches the other day but I find it helps a lot to be watching and listening at the speed they should be done <BR> Thanks Mon, 4 May 2015 18:46:07 EST Portion Control Workshop http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61400954 Portion Control Workshop <BR> Starting on Sunday 10th May there will be a Portion Control Workshop that will run for 2 weeks. <BR> <BR> During those 2 weeks a number of topics connected with Portion Control and Serving Sizes will be examined – <BR> <BR> Topics to be covering include: - <BR> Weighing and measuring all food eaten to recognise serving sizes <BR> Removing Trigger/Junk Foods – from your eating plan <BR> The difference between serving sizes and portion sizes <BR> How to rec... Mon, 4 May 2015 17:24:41 EST Factors that Influence Our blood sugar Levels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61393466 Factors that Influence Our blood sugar Levels <BR> <BR> A big rise in blood sugar levels is an issue for everyone. Of course, this is most important to those who suffer from diabetes or have any risk factors associated with the disease. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15330&memberid=865417 </link> Sun, 3 May 2015 22:07:14 EST Quiz: How Healthy Are You at the Moment? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x61393452 Quiz: How Healthy Are You at the Moment? <BR> <BR> Health is something we all fight to learn about and implement as much as we can into our daily lives, we do want as many of those as possible, after all. So there's no shame on checking up on yourself and seeing how healthy your habits are. Take our quiz and do a quick check-up! <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15323&memberid=865417 </link> Sun, 3 May 2015 22:05:01 EST 6 Ways Exercising Helps Your Mental Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61386831 Having trouble remembering names or appointments? Time to lace up the sneakers. In a study published in Physiology and Behavior, <BR> <BR> <link>www.fitnessmagazine.com/mind-body/fe<BR>eling/mental-health-tips/?sssdmh=dm17.<BR>797070&esrc=nwfitdailytip043015 </link> Sun, 3 May 2015 05:31:35 EST 11 Easy Lunches to Lose Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61386829 Stop waiting in line for too-expensive salads or sandwiches that pack on double your daily calorie needs. Our Fitterati and favorite fit bloggers share their best DIY lunch recipes so you can save some cash and lose weight at the same time <BR> <BR> <link>www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipes/lunc<BR>h/lose-weight-lunches/ </link> Sun, 3 May 2015 05:29:34 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 3rd ---- 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61386811 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Lets get physical <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do that video. The time 5....15 is also not set in concr... Sun, 3 May 2015 05:21:49 EST The Lines You Wish You Said! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61386696 There are many things we'd like to say to those that annoy or bother us <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15315&memberid=863854 </link> Sun, 3 May 2015 03:32:10 EST A Frugal Real Food Guide to Healthy Food at Costco http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61386486 One of the biggest issues I hear frugal real foodies struggling with is finding affordable real food without having to drive all over dodge. <BR> <BR> Over time, you find a routine as to what stores or markets work best for your budget, your time and your area. But I remember first starting out and wishing there was some totally awesome list that someone else had put together for me, just coming right out and telling what stores had the best deals on certain items. It would have been helpf... Sun, 3 May 2015 01:42:28 EST Don't Worry, Be Happy Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61383754 “Don’t worry, be happy” week <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> <em>41</em> <em>100</em> <em>224</em> <em>334</em> <em>213</em> <em>224</em> <em>30</em> <em>334</em> <em>41</em> <BR> This next week – 3rd - 9th May – is ‘Don’t worry, Be Happy” <em>30</em> week in Chair Exercise Team. If you feel like it though – you are welcome to start today – and go through longer!! <BR> <BR> This is not a challenge – this applies to ALL threads, messages etc – the Chat... Sat, 2 May 2015 19:01:17 EST How Much Salt is in Your McDonald’s Meal? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61378380 Exactly how much sodium is in your favorite McDonald’s guilty pleasure? I’ve compiled a list of some common foods to give you a sense. Keep in mind that most experts recommend getting less than 2300 mg of sodium per DAY (not meal!). Anyone with high blood pressure or heart disease is usually advised to get less than 1500 mg daily. That’s nearly impossible while dining in or taking out Mickey D <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/1353754.ht<BR>ml </link> Sat, 2 May 2015 05:24:46 EST You Asked: What is Quinoa, and How Do I Eat It? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61378289 Quinoa is turning up everywhere these days. This little grain, while still relatively unknown in North America, has been around since ancient Inca times, when warriors reportedly mixed quinoa with fat and rolled it into "war balls" that sustained them during lengthy battles. It comes from the Andean region of South America. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=you_asked_what_is_quinoa_and_how_do<BR>_i_eat_it&utm_source=sparkpeople&utm_m<BR>edium=email&utm_campaign=best-of-s... Sat, 2 May 2015 03:28:32 EST Honey and Cinnamon: Natural Medicine! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61377871 In many cultures of the world, a mixture of honey and cinnamon has served as a traditional cure. Today's scientists acknowledge honey as a very efficient medicine in treating a large variety of illnesses. Honey has no side effects when treating diseases, which makes it a great alternative to try. Today science claims that honey, although sweet, if taken in medical dosage, is no problem for a diabetic patient. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15304&memberid=865417 </lin... Sat, 2 May 2015 00:30:11 EST "Healthy" Banana Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61368947 This amazing ice cream cookie sandwich has no dairy and no added sugar. It contains just two simple, healthy ingredients that combine to make a delicious frozen treat. <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2573802 </link> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l923217849.jpg"> Fri, 1 May 2015 04:57:20 EST May Chatter Box http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61368909 How was your April ??? Did you learn anything new..Please share your day with us, what did you learn, what will you apply to this day, how can we help to motivate and support each other on this journey <em>249</em> day at a time <BR> <BR> <em>254</em> <em>469</em> <em>474</em> <em>265</em> <em>67</em> <em>464</em> Fri, 1 May 2015 04:22:59 EST May magazine, and extra booklets http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61359220 The May Chair Exercise Team Magazine is now ready for you <BR> <BR> How often do we emphasise the importance of strengthening our core muscles? But we tend to forget the muscles of the upper back, shoulder and neck. Think about your daily chores. Which muscles pull you up after you have bent over to pick something up? Which muscles push the trolley of groceries in the supermarket? Which muscles push and support you if you use a walker? What holds your head up? Did you know that the hum... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 23:38:55 EST How Well Do You Know These Famous Landmarks? Quiz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61350515 How Well Do You Know These Famous Landmarks? <BR> <BR> From the great wall of China to the pyramids of Egypt, through the leaning tower of Pizza and the Eifel tower in France, the world if full of amazing monument, some manmade, some natural wonders but all are magical in their own way. Test your knowledge and see how well you know these 10 wonders, then challenge your friends and compare your result! <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15261&memberid=865417 </link> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 04:48:29 EST How to Make Boring Raw Vegetables Pop http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x61346591 I know that I shouldn’t call raw vegetables “boring”. That isn’t very nice. <BR> <BR> I do find them to be dull, though. <BR> <BR> The good news is that they are colorful and that makes them very appealing in the right context. For example, have you ever wondered why Doritos are orange (like a carrot)? <BR> <BR> A Dorito is far more interesting to me than a lone carrot. But, when I place a carrot with some celery, red peppers, and a cup of ranch dressing made of green pepper – I forget the... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:22:57 EST How to Make Creamy Vinaigrette without a Blender http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61346437 Learn how to make salads that taste yummy and are a bowl full of nutrients. <BR> <BR> Salads can be a sumptuous meal in itself or a delectable accompaniment to your meals. So here we bring you a collection of some of the most tempting, delicious and nutritious salad recipes that will surely add the spark to your meal. So let's toss it up! <BR> <BR> If you click "Show More" under the description of the video in YouTube there are some salad recipes wirth links you can follow. <BR> <BR> <li... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:52:23 EST A Quick At-Home Low-Impact Cardio Routine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x61346387 If the weather isn’t cooperating, it’s dark outside, you can’t get a babysitter … whatever the reason, you can take your walk indoors. It’s so easy to get a fitness walk in anytime of the day or night—just learn my four “multi-muscle” moves, and you will be walking strong every day you are blessed to live. Here’s all you do: <BR> <link>blog.myfitnesspal.com/leslie-sansone<BR>s-4-step-indoor-walking-workout/?utm_s<BR>ource=mfp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaig<BR>n=weekly20150427&mkt_tok=3RkMMJWW... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:42:28 EST 10 Healthy Food Swaps That Aren’t Worth Your Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61346371 10 Healthy Food Swaps That Aren’t Worth Your Time <BR> <BR> Whether a self-proclaimed health junkie or kitchen newbie, you’re likely familiar with the ever-popular food substitution trend. Swap sour cream for Greek yogurt; use almond milk instead of full-fat dairy milk; try turkey bacon instead of beef! Sound familiar? <BR> <link>http://blog.myfitnesspal.com/10-heal<BR>thy-food-swaps-that-arent-worth-your-t<BR>ime/?utm_source=mfp&utm_medium=email&u<BR>tm_campaign=weekly20150427&mkt_tok=3Rk... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:39:40 EST 6 Unexpected Ways to Protect Your Eyes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61331429 We’re all familiar with these common-sense health teachings: Exercise and diet to lose weight. Wear sunscreen to reduce your risk of skin cancer. Stop smoking to prevent heart disease. <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/6-unexpect<BR>ed-ways-to-protect-your-eyes.html </link> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:43:21 EST Some Blessings For Your Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61331411 I hope this makes you feel good at least for a little while. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15232&memberid=863854 </link> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:28:10 EST 6 Unexpected Ways to Use Baking Soda http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61331405 Budget-Friendly Beauty <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/pictures/unex<BR>pected-ways-to-use-baking-soda/?pos=1&<BR>xid=nl_EverydayHealthWomensHealth_20150426 </link> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:25:11 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 26th ----- 2nd May http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61323518 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Lets get physical <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do that video. The time 5....15 is also not set in concr... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:52:57 EST Very funny video - I wish I had thought of this!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x61320190 This is one of those videos I wish I had thought of before they did - its soooooo funny and a really excellent lesson!!! <BR> <BR> These Seniors Just Taught Some Drivers a Valuable Lesson! <BR> <BR> Living in the fast-pace ultra modern societies doesn't always help your sense of patience, as these frustrated drivers quickly reveal, waiting for a few elderly people to cross the road, which they take their sweet time doing, and then... <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/video.aspx?emailid<... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:31:43 EST Product is past its expiration day? Use or Throw? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x61312081 The product is past its expiration day? <BR> So what? <BR> We tend to throw out a great deal of food just beacause it's passed the last date of expiration. Should it really be this way, is the expiration date decides? As it turns out - not so much. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15197&memberid=865417 </link> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:13:09 EST I'm a newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x61311703 Hello! I joined Spark People in March and am starting to explore more of the site. I was very pleased to see this team. I am having gastric bypass surgery on 5/14. One of the things doctors tell you is to start to exercise so that you can lose weight, and that's an issue for me because of my excess weight and having cerebral palsy. I can't stand/walk for more than 5 minutes, so chair exercises are my only option. I think I've only dipped my toe in the pool of resources that exist for th... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:52:38 EST Put Together a Puzzle of Ireland! - Jigsaw http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61293205 Put Together a Puzzle of Ireland! <BR> <BR> Welcome to Jigidi puzzles - a collection of fun puzzles in various difficulty levels and themes. This puzzle has 117 pieces and is of Ireland. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15177&memberid=865417 </link> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:26:11 EST 5 Foods You Should Eat More Of After 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61293154 5 Foods You Should Eat More Of After 50 <BR> When discussing the topic of healthy eating after 50, calcium often comes up. Yes! We should be eating more calcium-rich foods. Calcium has already been talked about many times – maybe too many times! So, other than calcium, what nutrients and foods should we eat more of after 50 years of age? <BR> <link>www.healthcastle.com/5-foods-you-sho<BR>uld-eat-more-after-50 </link> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:14:53 EST 20 Treatments for Lowering Fever http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61288040 A fever is when the body's temperature rises beyond what is healthy. This can be caused by infection or disease of certain types. Although there are times when it's best to let the body deal with it, a fever is an uncomfortable thing to say the least. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/view.aspx?emailid=<BR>15118&source=relationship_es </link> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 04:03:06 EST Home Remedies for Knee Aches and Pains http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61288032 As we age we notice more bumps and pains than ever before. The most common complaints doctors and physical therapists hear about are knee pains. <BR> Tell us about it ouch !!!!!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15137&memberid=863854 </link> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 03:52:33 EST What Are Your 5 Strongest Traits? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61288026 We all have our defining personality traits, and while some would have you believe each person possesses just one or two unique traits <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15158&memberid=863854 </link> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 03:49:40 EST The Secret to Perfectly Tender Ribs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61288021 Summer time is near and it’s time for outdoor eating and barbeques. Ribs are a delicious choice fro the grill everyone enjoys eating but can be challenging to get perfect. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15164&memberid=863854 </link> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 03:46:02 EST Home Remedies for Knee Aches and Pains http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61264701 As we age we notice more bumps and pains than ever before. The most common complaints doctors and physical therapists hear about are knee pains. The knee is particularly vulnerable to pain and damage due to people’s high wear and tear of the leg. The knee takes the full impact of a person’s body weight, or any added force from running or jumping. There are plenty natural treatments and alternative therapies that can stop you from living at the doctor’s reception room. <BR> <link>www.ba-bama... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 16:29:02 EST How Good is Your Spelling? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61264647 Using correct grammar and spelling are skills that appear to be declining in today's generation. Texting, messaging and chatting seem to have bypassed all proper rules. Knowing the correct spelling, therefore, becomes an even more admirable trait these days. Test your own knowledge of correct spelling in our spelling bee test! <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15134&memberid=865417 </link> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 16:23:32 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 19th --- 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61260178 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Lets get physical <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do that video. The time 5....15 is also not set in concr... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:13:07 EST 7 Spices with Major Health Benefits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x61260039 <BR> 7 Spices with Major Health Benefits <BR> Spices are a great thing to have in your pantry. They have the ability to turn a healthy, slightly bland meal into a nutritious flavor explosion. What’s even better, many spices are really great for your health, with loads of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Here are 9 everyday, super spices that you should use more of. <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/7-spices-w<BR>ith-major-health-benefits.html </link> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:18:24 EST Did you know you can cook with (some) flowers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61255514 Delicious Recipes with Gorgeous Edible Flowers <BR> <BR> Whoever said flowers are only for vases? Our ancestors knew that many types of flowers are edible and can transform ordinary recipes into feasts for the mouth and eyes. Adding blossoms to your recipes is easy. It’s important to make sure they are thoroughly cleaned from dirt and bugs. You can store them in an airtight container for up to a week before you use them <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15088&memberid=... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 15:42:47 EST The Six Most Important Minerals and Vitamins! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x61248035 When we diet and cut down our calories, we usually limit the intake of certain foods, which means we may not get all the vitamins and minerals that are vital to our health. <BR> <BR> While keeping our weight down is important, we have to be careful not to harm our health in the process, and to do so, make sure your intake always includes the following vital materials:... <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15110&memberid=865417 </link> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:02:40 EST Motivation Week - 19th - 25th April - Daily Tasks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61238876 INTRODUCTION <BR> <BR> For this week to be of value to you – you need to be totally honest with yourselves – whether you think the answer to my question is silly or not – if its your honest answer then its certainly not silly!! <BR> <BR> I will be putting up the work for each day on that day (or on the evening before) by updating this message, instead of putting it all up at once, so you need to check this message thread each day to see what is new. If you miss a day – all days will be in... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:57:06 EST Motivation week 19th – 25th April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61223871 Motivation week 19th – 25th April <BR> Are you finding it hard to get back on track after Easter maybe, or maybe you are just finding it hard to get on track at all, or maybe you just have no idea where to start. Then this week is for you!! <BR> <BR> By the end of this week I hope you will have decided why you are doing this fitness thing and have a clear idea of the steps you need to take in order to achieve your goals!! <BR> <BR> This is NOT a challenge I will set out a series of quest... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 01:48:30 EST Nutrition Challenge - 16th - 18th April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61223817 Note: This is a 3 Day challenge only!! <BR> <BR> For these 3 days I want you to give something up!! You are to nominate at the start of the challenge what you will give up and record it in this thread. It might be – snacks after 8pm, It might be chocolate, it might be cookies etc but it should be something that will help you get toward your goal. You decide. <BR> Record what you are going to give up and then record if you were successful on each of the three days.. <BR> <BR> Copy and... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 01:30:21 EST Nutrition 101: Iodine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61219986 Iodine is a trace mineral that the body needs to make thyroid hormones, which are essential for normal growth and development. Most of the world’s iodine is found in the ocean, where it is concentrated by sea life, especially seaweed. <BR> <link>www.healthcastle.com/nutrition101_io<BR>dine.shtml </link> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:06:03 EST Innovative No-Bread Sandwiches http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x61219895 Innovative No-Bread Sandwiches <BR> <BR> Just because you’re on a diet doesn’t mean you have to ditch your favorite foods. There’s nothing better than a juicy sandwich. If you’re trying to lose weight, having a break from bread or just out of bread in the house, why not try some innovative alternatives? These mouthwatering dishes are easy to make and suitable for the whole family. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15064&memberid=865417 </link> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:50:37 EST 3 Incredible Reasons You Should Walk More http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61205168 With our go-go-go lives, it can be easy to get wrapped up in the world of smart phones, fast transportation, and instant gratification. <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/3-incredib<BR>le-reasons-you-should-walk-more.html </link> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 07:47:16 EST Can We Guess Your Level of Education http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x61200632 <BR> <BR> Take our test as best you can and let's see if we can guess your true level of education! <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15052&memberid=865417 </link> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 18:26:04 EST The Real Truth About White Bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61199328 We know that there are many people round the world who enjoy eating white bread. But today, we'd like to give you some facts that may shock and surprise you. It's not only that white bread isn't good for your health, it can actually be a real danger to your health! <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15043&memberid=865417 </link> <BR> <BR> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 15:02:02 EST 10 Important Mantras for Aging Gracefully http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61195226 Many people feel unhappy, health-wise and security-wise, after 60 or 70 or 80 years of age, feeling as if a diminishing importance is given to them and their opinions... BUT .... <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content_14537/10_c<BR>rucial_mantras_to_those_aging_graceful<BR>ly.aspx </link> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 05:06:00 EST 8 Biggest Myths About Germs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61195178 We all know that we need to keep ourselves — and our surroundings — clean and sanitary to prevent disease. But how much do you really know about germs? Read on for some of the biggest myths about germs. <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/8-biggest-<BR>myths-about-germs.html </link> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 04:35:33 EST Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Body? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61195171 The body is an incredible machine. It is made of millions and trillions of working parts, and is unimaginably complex <BR> <BR> I didn't do too good only got 7 duhhhhhhhhhh <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=14994&memberid=863854 </link> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 04:29:24 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 12th ----18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61195164 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> <em>450</em> <em>451</em> <em>453</em> <em>452</em> <em>449</em> <em>450</em> <BR> <BR> Lets get physical <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except ... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 04:14:40 EST Great mindful eating advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61182617 NOTE: This is not a team challenge - but many of us could gain from the advice - if you want it set up as a challenge on this page - ask!! <BR> <BR> Ready for a challenge? Ever feel like food has a hold on you? Struggle with weight despite trying all the diets and cleanses out there? The problem is likely not just what you eat- but how, when and why you eat. Taking care of when, why and how you eat is the first step to a lifelong healthy lifestyle. Read on to find out how to reset your eati... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 16:13:01 EST Do You Know Your True Mindset? Quiz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x61182325 Carol S. Dweck, a Psychology professor at Stanford University, conducted research into motivation, personality, and social development. She came up with the realization that people have a set number of mindsets that affect thier likeliness to become successful. <BR> <BR> This simple quiz will let you know what your mindset is: <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content_13894/Quiz<BR>_Do_You_Know_Your_TRUE_Mindset.aspx?q=<BR>quiz </link> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:30:09 EST Protein Content of Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x61182296 Protein is important as building blocks in our bodies. While we often associate protein with "meaty" foods, how much protein is actually in the foods we eat? Here are some foods and their protein content per serving. <BR> <link>www.healthcastle.com/protein-content<BR>-foods </link> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:26:32 EST A Different View of Moments that Shaped the World http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61175687 History is filled with defining moments. Some are all encompassing, some only touch few individuals in the beginning. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15012&memberid=863854 </link> Thu, 9 Apr 2015 22:08:18 EST 20 Microwave Tips You May Not Have Known. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61168166 One of the most used tool of the house, we often forget how remarkable an invention the microwave is. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=12516 </link> Thu, 9 Apr 2015 04:55:42 EST What Season Are You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61168152 From summer to winter, fall to spring, we divide the natural world because we too are divided. Some of us run cool while others hot. Some find comfort in things that others would find annoying. <BR> <BR> This is me Aweeeeeeeeeeeeee <BR> You are winter but you are anything but cold! Quite the opposite! You love to be surrounded by family (even if they are crazy), and always look forward to the holiday season. You are a warm person who probably loves to give to others whether it's baking coo... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 04:48:46 EST 22 Inventions That We All Need http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61168137 The world is full of fantastic inventions that add comfort, pleasure, or ease-of-access, that should be available everywhere <BR> I want some of those <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=14945&memberid=863854 </link> Thu, 9 Apr 2015 04:35:43 EST Vegetable Mini Challenge - 9th - 15th April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61163808 <BR> Veges are IN this week!! The VEGE Challenge will be to do THREE or more of the following mini challenges: <BR> <BR> <em>485</em> <em>147</em> <em>210</em> <BR> 1. Eat at least 4 veg a day! Post on this thread which fruits you ate. <BR> <em>284</em> <em>291</em> <em>258</em> <BR> <BR> 2. Give a VEGE SparkGoodie to a different Chair Exercise member each of the three days. <BR> <em>485</em> <BR> 3. Use lots of VEGE Emoticons when you post on the teams treads. <BR> <e... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 16:28:33 EST Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Body? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x61163786 The body is an incredible machine. It is made of millions and trillions of working parts, and is unimaginably complex. However, there are many things we should know about our body that we don't. What about you? Do you know your own body? Take our quiz and challenge yourself to discover the answer. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=14994&memberid=865417 </link> Wed, 8 Apr 2015 16:23:52 EST 12 Tips to Make Your Spring Cleaning Easier http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61145677 Spring time is here and while it's lovely to see the flowers blooming and the birds back in the trees, it also means its time for some major cleaning. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=14873&memberid=863854 </link> Mon, 6 Apr 2015 19:47:53 EST 40 Life Tips From Those Who've Been There http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61145636 These 40 life tips were collected from men and women 85 or older <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=14908&memberid=863854 </link> Mon, 6 Apr 2015 19:43:43 EST What Kind of 'Smart' Are You? Quiz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x61143978 It used to believed that there was only one kind of intelligence. People were either smart or they weren't. These days, tell us modern psychology, scientists believe that intelligence can be categorized into different types, with some people being one kind of intelligent, but can also be lacking in another. So what kind of intelligence shines the brightest in you? Take our test to find out! <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=14965&memberid=865417 </link> <BR> <BR> <im... Mon, 6 Apr 2015 16:03:07 EST 15 Tricky Riddles That'll Rack Your Brain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61135453 Nothing like a brain teaser to get your thinking juices going. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content_14916/15_T<BR>ricky_Riddles_Thatll_Rack_Your_Brain.aspx </link> Sun, 5 Apr 2015 20:01:22 EST The Easter Quiz! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61135304 Easter is here, and we're celebrating. But how much do you know about the holiday that has come upon us? Test your knowledge right now with this most eggcellent quiz. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=14943&memberid=863854 </link> Sun, 5 Apr 2015 19:40:51 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 5th ---- 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61129963 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> <em>450</em> <em>451</em> <em>453</em> <em>452</em> <em>449</em> <em>450</em> <BR> <BR> Lets get physical <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except ... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 05:18:14 EST Why You Shouldn’t Procrastinate Reading This Post http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61110066 Don’t procrastinate reading this post … it’s bad for your health <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/why-you-sh<BR>ouldnt-procrastinate-reading-this-post<BR>.html </link> Thu, 2 Apr 2015 21:19:40 EST 5 Traditions That Clear Negative Energy from Your http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61110035 5 Traditions That Clear Negative Energy from Your Home <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/5-ways-to-<BR>clear-negative-energy-from-your-home-a<BR>ccording-to-different-traditions.html </link> Thu, 2 Apr 2015 21:14:57 EST Why Your Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Plan Is Unique http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61109978 Because each person with type 2 diabetes is different, diabetes treatment plans are individualized to provide the best results. Find out the factors that affect diabetes control. <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/custom/better<BR>-type-2-diabetes-control/why-your-trea<BR>tment-plan-is-unique/ </link> Thu, 2 Apr 2015 21:07:20 EST Diet and Diabetes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61109962 Making healthy food choices can lower your risk of developing diabetes or its complications. Learn about the diet and diabetes connection. <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/diet-nutritio<BR>n/101/benefits-of-healthy-eating/defea<BR>ting-diabetes.aspx </link> Thu, 2 Apr 2015 21:05:43 EST Wash Your Face With … Oil? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61109950 Between the oil pulling fad and claims that oil can soothe everything from dandruff to bug bites, oil is having a moment. But cleansing oils are actually proven to work – and are dermatologist-approved. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/news/beauty-w<BR>ash-your-face-with-oil/ </link> Thu, 2 Apr 2015 21:03:26 EST Wash Your Face With … Oil? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61109942 Between the oil pulling fad and claims that oil can soothe everything from dandruff to bug bites, oil is having a moment. But cleansing oils are actually proven to work – and are dermatologist-approved. <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/news/beauty-w<BR>ash-your-face-with-oil/ </link> Thu, 2 Apr 2015 21:01:32 EST April Newsletter and "Time for a Cuppa?" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61097809 Good morning team <BR> The April newsletter is in my web site now along with a whole swag of extras <BR> The bucket list and calendar are there and cookery and craft e- books as usual as well as a few last odd Easter/Spring things and of course the magazine – <BR> <BR> As well I decided that a magazine on craft and cookery and gardening and lots of other home type things might be nice – I called it – “Time for a Cuppa? “ because isn’t that what we like to do? Sit down with a magazine and... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 16:00:20 EST 7 Scientifically Proven Ways to Eat Mindfully http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61088482 The transition into healthier eating can seem difficult — even impossible — Read on and find out--not true.. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/7-scientif<BR>ically-proven-ways-to-eat-mindfully.html </link> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:23:23 EST 9 Exercises for Strong, Sculpted Arms http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61088462 How This Workout Works <BR> <BR> Hot Arms Made Simple <BR> "You don't need fancy equipment to get strong, sculpted arms and shoulders," <BR> <BR> <link>www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/arms<BR>/exercises/hot-arms-workout/?sssdmh=dm<BR>17.787344&esrc=nwycdi033015 </link> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:19:38 EST Metabolism m-Boosting Dinners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61088436 Flavor-packed low-calorie dinners made with chiles. <BR> <BR> <link>www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/rec<BR>ipe_slideshows/metabolism_boosting_din<BR>ners?sssdmh=dm17.792379&utm_source=EWD<BR>NL&esrc=nwewd033015 </link> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:15:08 EST April Chit Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61088371 April showers bring forth May flowers. I remember my Mum saying this when I was little living in Scotland. <BR> Here in Tasmania, we are still waiting on a summer, the South of the island is so dry from the lack of rain. Maybe one day we will get a decent drop of rain. <BR> <BR> Will you be pull an Aprils Fool on anyone today. I saw a few on TV today which were quite funny. <BR> Happy April <BR> <BR> <em>450</em> <em>451</em> <em>448</em> <em>453</em> <em>452</em> <BR> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:06:40 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 29th -- 4th April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61062957 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> <em>450</em> <em>451</em> <em>453</em> <em>452</em> <em>449</em> <em>450</em> <BR> <BR> Lets get physical <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except ... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 04:20:56 EST I Appreciate! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61051855 I appreciate what Ann and Sandra does for our team. If you feel the same way state something here and then give them a goodie. <BR> <BR> This can be a long term Forum of just for now. How have these leaders helped you? Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:05:58 EST Catching Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61039962 I've been doing the challenge since Sunday, just haven't had a chance to post. So here goes - <BR> Day 1 – Warm up, Core, Cool down <em>248</em> <BR> Day 2 – Warm up, strength, Cool Down <em>248</em> <BR> Day 3 – Warm up , Balance, Cool down <em>248</em> <BR> Day 4 – Warm up, Aerobic, Cool down <em>248</em> <BR> Day 5– Warm up, Core, Cool down <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:30:09 EST Personality Quiz: Choose the Photo for You. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61026762 This quiz is really quite remarkable. By tapping into your most visual self, we tap into your subconscious and find out a bit more about your inner processes, and what makes you do what you do! <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=14794&memberid=865417 </link> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 03:10:00 EST Recipe : Bright and Crunchy Cauliflower Tabbouleh http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60994981 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1177226285.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Finding new ways to squeeze extra plant power in to your day shouldn’t be difficult. This recipe for cauliflower tabbouleh is packed full of bright flavours and crunchy satisfaction. Not to mention it is pumped full of some powerful anti-inflammatory and health boosting nutrients. Read on for this quick and simple take on a classic recipe. <BR> <BR> <link>fraservalley.healthcastle.com/recipe<BR>-bright-and-crun... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 17:39:30 EST 10 Ways To Sneak Extra Vegetables In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x60994951 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1788384656.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 10 Ways To Sneak Extra Vegetables In Without Overhauling Your Diet <BR> <BR> Your mother was on to something when she told you to eat your vegetables. At least half of the food you eat should be comprised of veggies no matter what diet tribe you may follow. Vegetables provide fibre to feed our friendly gut bacteria and keep our digestive system toned and are the top source of most vitamins, minerals, antioxidant... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 17:35:00 EST How Carbs, Not Fat, are Making You Fatter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x60994905 Any person who is trying to change their life by dieting knows that one of the first steps is to “cut down on carbs”, but what are “carbs”? Carbohydrates are sugars that turn into fats, making us fatter, right? Well, there’s more to carbs than just that. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=14696&memberid=865417 </link> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 17:27:05 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 22nd --- 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x60990684 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> Lets get physical <BR> <BR> I am posting a little earlier as I will be away until Tues <BR> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do that vi... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 07:47:52 EST Spring into Spring Challenge - 22nd Mar - 2nd Apr http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60988788 The Spring Into Spring Challenge <BR> Please read carefully: <BR> <BR> This challenge is in 2 parts – a challenge and a very simple (5 min) survey (anonymous) <BR> 1 – If you decide not to do the challenge – Please fill in Questions 1 and 2 ONLY in the survey <BR> <BR> 2 – If you do the challenge – and I hope as many as possible of you will do this – do the challenge and record what you do in the challenge thread – then AFTER you have finished it – please fill in Questions 1 and Question ... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 22:43:57 EST One of the funniest videos I have seen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60980357 Clumsy Baby elephant takes a bath <BR> <link>www.couriermail.com.au/video/id-duaX<BR>YydDoLE36kz-24QEk1XwA7qVs03p/Clumsy-Ba<BR>by-Elephant-Struggles-to-Take-Bath </link> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 23:35:37 EST The Wisdom We Learned Along the Way http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x60978524 As we go through life, days becoming weeks and weeks becoming months, years and decades <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content_14484/With<BR>_Age_Comes_Wisdom.aspx </link> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 19:06:38 EST This Magician Performs a Series of Amazing Illusio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x60978482 Not too bad on the eye's either ladies ...LOL <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/video.aspx?emailid<BR>=14706&memberid=863854 </link> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 18:59:46 EST Bookworms' Paradise - Find Free eBooks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x60978454 Book lovers rejoice! The internet has made books so much more accessible, <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=14713&memberid=863854 </link> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 18:52:35 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 15th --- 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x60934416 <BR> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> Lets get physical <BR> <BR> I am posting a little earlier as I will be away until Tues <BR> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do t... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 04:23:52 EST Solve the Patchwork Puzzles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60930893 Solve the Patchwork Puzzles <BR> Solve this patchwork puzzle by selecting pieces and putting them where they fit, until you fill the screen with patchwork. It gets harder from level to level, so don't think it's easy! <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=14640&memberid=865417 </link> Sat, 14 Mar 2015 18:01:49 EST Easter (Spring) Crafts and Other Bits and Pieces http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x60915990 <em>146</em> <em>87</em> <em>214</em> <em>126</em> <em>376</em> <em>448</em> <em>449</em> <em>450</em> <em>451</em> <em>453</em> <em>452</em> <BR> Hi team <BR> During the last couple of weeks Imy inbox has been flooded with emails about all things Spring and Easter. I was going to delete them but then I thought – why should I keep all these great ideas to myself? So I have thrown them all onto a booklet – unsorted – with the links – and its your lucky day to... Thu, 12 Mar 2015 23:41:21 EST St Paddy's Day - the healthy way http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x60894913 St. Patrick’s Day Guacamole <BR> <link>www.californiaavocado.com/blog/st-pa<BR>tricks-day-guacamole/?utm_source=cac&u<BR>tm_medium=emc&utm_campaign=avoc082 </link> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l412063569.jpg"> <BR> <BR> SHAMROCK AVOCADO AND CORNED BEEF BITES <BR> <link>www.californiaavocado.com/recipe-det<BR>ails/view/31719/shamrock-avocado-and-c<BR>orned-beef-bites?utm_source=cac&utm_me<BR>dium=emc&utm_campaign=avoc082 </link> <BR> <img src="http://photo... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 18:50:37 EST Snack for 1 - Banana Split - occasional treat!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60884140 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l720643394.jpg"> Mon, 9 Mar 2015 16:09:52 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 8th ------ 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x60868713 <BR> <BR> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> Lets get physical <BR> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do that video. The time 5....15 is also not set in concrete You can ... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 03:10:15 EST Virtual Trek Southern Africa - wk 5 - Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60867422 Week 5 and the last week of our trek is now in the Trek folder <BR> <link>www.chairexercisefun.com </link> <BR> click on "challenges " <BR> <BR> This week is packed with new experiences - starting at the magnificent Victoria Falls - then doubling back into Northern Botswana to see Chobe and the Makgadikgadi salt pans (walking on them is an experience not to be missed, just don't fall over!!) and on to a huge inland Delta before we head back to the Zambian side of Victoria Falls and the... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 21:39:32 EST Virtual Trek Southern Africa - week 5 - Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60867407 Week 5 and the last week of our trek is now in the Trek folder <BR> <link>www.chairexercisefun.com </link> <BR> click on "challenges " <BR> <BR> This week is packed with new experiences - starting at the magnificent Victoria Falls - then doubling back into Northern Botswana to see Chobe and the Makgadikgadi salt pans (walking on them is an experience not to be missed, just don't fall over!!) and on to a huge inland Delta before we head back to the Zambian side of Victoria Falls and the... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 21:37:10 EST The Natural Wonders of Green Tea http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x60856747 An old Chinese proverb says it is better to be without food for three days than one day without tea <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=14529&memberid=863854 </link> Fri, 6 Mar 2015 16:23:45 EST The Food That is Three Times Healthier than Yogur http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x60856729 Yogurt has had a huge surge in popularity in recent years.That’s probably because most people know that yogurt offers live cultures of beneficial microcrobes that boost digestion and overall health. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/the-food-t<BR>hat-is-three-times-healthier-than-yogu<BR>rt.html </link> Fri, 6 Mar 2015 16:21:57 EST Trivia Quiz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x60856628 Can You Name all Historical Figures? <BR> <BR> Without knowing the past, it's impossible to predict the future. The faces that have put the world on its course are the faces history remembers. How about you? Do you remember these famous faces from history, and would you be able to identify them? Take this trivia quiz and find out! <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=14510&memberid=865417 </link> Fri, 6 Mar 2015 16:06:23 EST Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x60856609 Sugar Sugar: A Game of Logic <BR> In this fun logic game you have to get the grains of sugar in the cups. Using the mouse to draw lines to guide the sugar, you need to make sure the number on the cup goes down to zero. The game features 30 challenging levels to test your lateral thinking and planning skills. The steeper you draw your lines, the faster the sugar falls! <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=14516&memberid=865417 </link> Fri, 6 Mar 2015 16:03:46 EST Pancake for one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60838517 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l720570946.jpg"> Wed, 4 Mar 2015 19:57:37 EST March Newsletter, recipe booklets, calendar etc http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x60807049 March already!! This year is flying!! <BR> In this newsletter we have a very interesting article from Sandra on “Your gut microbiome <BR> and disease”, an article on fitness trackers, Sparkpeople features on - a Gardening Guide and <BR> the Printable Resource Centre, exercise for March, as well as a feature on Rhubarb, some <BR> great vege burgers, and a chicken marsala recipe, and lots more interesting stuff!!. <BR> <BR> All in all a very busy month!! Enjoy. <BR> <BR> You can find the news... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 21:29:59 EST March Chit Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x60797048 Pull up a chair crab a <em>469</em> and lets talk. <BR> <BR> Mother Nature here has go a little bit off course. For a few weeks now my trees have been dropping leaves, we are still waiting on a summer what we had hasn't been worth talking about I hope this isn't a sign of us having a cold winter. <BR> How have your seasons been going ???? <BR> <BR> Hugs Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:46:56 EST Virtual Trek Southern Africa - wk 4 - Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60797023 Virtual Trek Southern Africa – week 4 <BR> Well what a time we have had already – but more is yet to come – actually heaps more. This week we start on the edge of Kruger National Park in South Africa – and visit Swaziland, back into South Africa and heading for the next train that takes us deeper into Africa from South Africa through Botswana and we finish this week in Zimbabwe, still on the train. <BR> So lots more to see and do and lots more to absorb about this ever changing continent. <BR... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:43:59 EST Virtual Trek Southern Africa - week 4 - Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60797014 Virtual Trek Southern Africa – week 4 <BR> Well what a time we have had already – but more is yet to come – actually heaps more. This week we start on the edge of Kruger National Park in South Africa – and visit Swaziland, back into South Africa and heading for the next train that takes us deeper into Africa from South Africa through Botswana and we finish this week in Zimbabwe, still on the train. <BR> So lots more to see and do and lots more to absorb about this ever changing continent. <BR... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:42:37 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 1st ------ 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x60796507 Thank you Ann for covering for me last week <BR> <BR> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do that video. The time 5....15 is also not set i... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:36:21 EST Can you correctly use these common words? Quiz!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60789359 How did you go? <BR> <link>www.surveee.org/misused.html </link> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:05:09 EST Exercise and Motivational Fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x60785164 This thread is for all things motivational for exercise and weight loss - all those pictures and sayings that are so much fun - I encourage you all to join in and add anything to it - whether its serious or fun. Anything that helps us enjoy our journey that little bit more!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1688504853.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:39:25 EST How Do You See the World? - quiz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x60731069 There is a big difference between how we the world perceives us and how we perceive the world. The way we look at life has a huge part to play in who we are and why we do what we do. This is mostly affected by our life experience, mixed with our born tendencies. So take our quiz and tell us - How do YOU look at the world? <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=14352&memberid=865417 </link> Sun, 22 Feb 2015 03:52:17 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 22nd - 28th Feb http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x60728001 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do that video. The time 5....15 is also not set in concrete You can do 5 or you can do 30 which ever sui... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 18:33:47 EST Virtual Trek Southern Africa - wk 3 - Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60727190 The trek notes for week 3 - Virtual Trek Southern Africa can be found in my web site at: <BR> <BR> <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> <BR> Click on "Challenges" <BR> <BR> <BR> This week we are in for a very busy week again - We will visit - Pretoria, as the seat of the President and Cabinet, is the administrative capital; and Johannesburg where the Constitutional Court of South Africa sits .As well as that we will visit - Maropeng - the cradle of mankind.and finish the week in anoth... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 16:19:10 EST Virtual Trek Southern Africa - wk 3- Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60727090 Week 3 - Virtual Trek Southern Africa - can now be found in my web site - go to <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> <BR> Click on "Challenges" <BR> <BR> For those of you who completed weeks 1 and 2 - exercise - your participation certificateis ready for you to download - it can be found in week 2 exercise folder in the Virtualk Trek Southern Africa Folder <BR> <BR> Enjoy!! Sat, 21 Feb 2015 16:05:38 EST How to Make Your Own Butter (very easy) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60688808 How to Make Your Own Butter <BR> When you pass the dairy case at the grocery store, butter is probably a standard item on your list. Next time you're at the store, instead of buying butter, why not try buying cream and making your own butter from scratch instead? It's surprisingly fast and easy, and requires only two ingredients and a food processor! The end result is much tastier than store-bought butter, and you can decide how much salt to use, or even to use herbs or other natural ingredie... Tue, 17 Feb 2015 17:43:55 EST Meals for One (or 2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x60668497 I have finished the Meals for One project that was requested - it took a time because it turned out to be rather extensive since I did a lot of research into food availability and costs in USA - but it proves that there is no excuse not to cook for yourselves - and that if you really want to become healthier and lose weight - it is necessary to cook for yourselves. <BR> You can find it by going to <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> <BR> Click on "Booklets" <BR> Open the Folder "F... Sun, 15 Feb 2015 18:03:12 EST Your PC Troubleshooting Cheatsheet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x60667277 Your PC Troubleshooting Cheatsheet <BR> Computers are great! They can save us time and money, connect us with long lost friends and relatives and provide us with endless hours of entertainment. But sometimes, they don't do what we want them to do, and we don't always know how to fix that <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=14249&memberid=865417 </link> Sun, 15 Feb 2015 15:42:37 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 15th----21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x60662630 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do that video. The time 5....15 is also not set in concrete You can do 5 or you can do 30 which ever sui... Sun, 15 Feb 2015 02:27:51 EST Virtual Trek Southern Africa - wk 2 - Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60661850 Into week 2 - and please those of you who havre not increased your exercise - please do so for this week <BR> The exercise notes are in the Virtual Trek Southern Africa - wk 2 - Exercise folder - <BR> go to <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> and click on "challenges" Sat, 14 Feb 2015 23:09:57 EST Virtual Trek Southern Africa - wk 2- Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60661810 <BR> Week 2 Trek Notes, extra notes and exercise notes can be found in the same folder as week 1 - <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> click on "challenges" <BR> <BR> Well we have been here a week already - I hope you have enjoyed it so far - but we must press on - you have a busy week ahead and will need passports handy as well - as we cross into another totally land locked country within South Africa - Lesotho - and here as well as spectacular views we will find some lovely handcra... Sat, 14 Feb 2015 23:02:46 EST Walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x60660542 I am a person with a physical disability and can only walk between 150-200 steps daily . Without using a pedometer how can I figure how many calories I burned. Sat, 14 Feb 2015 19:49:22 EST Diabetic Corner - Record Blood Sugar -Food -Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x60645460 Fact Files - Food, Diet, Health & Nutrition <BR> <BR> <link>www.foodbodylife.com.au/FactFiles/fa<BR>ctfile_DiabetiesBloodGlucose.htm </link> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 02:56:00 EST Start Your Day With Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x60645429 In many cultures around the world, people start each morning thinking about what they’ll do that day. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/start-your<BR>-day-with-heart.html </link> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 02:43:18 EST 10 Foods that You Should Make from Scratch Read http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x60645422 Cooking from scratch can be time consuming but it can also be healthier and even save you money. Here are 10 foods that you should make from scratch! <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/10-foods-t<BR>hat-you-should-make-from-scratch.html </link> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 02:40:27 EST The Walking Revolution (video) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x60635281 This video is very interesting - yes - its about walking - but really applies to all exercise since its about the benefits of moving against sitting - and is presented by some of the top medical specialists in USA. <BR> I think it might surprise you the difference that moving makes - to your health - but it goes far further than that - I know I was surprised - and motivated to move more - even if its not a lot more - anything can help. <BR> Please watch - <BR> The Walking Revolution - Short... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 00:34:13 EST Obesity, an individual or societal responsibility? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60633845 Obesity, an individual or societal responsibility? <BR> <BR> Should obese individuals bear personal responsibility for their obesity problem and accordingly, should any strategies to combat obesity be exclusively targeted to the individual? <BR> Or should our society take a shared responsibility for creating an environment characterized by an overabundance of cheap high-calorie foods; where being obese has become the norm and where leanness and athleticism are slowly becoming references to... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 21:37:59 EST The Effects of Cola on Your Body After One Hour http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x60615237 Cola is the world's most popular soft drink, with about 1.7 billion serving of cola products consumed every day. Although the drink is popular, and seemingly refreshing, its effects on your health may be serious and in many respects non-reversible. Here's what happens to your body when you drink an ice cold glass of cola. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=14175&memberid=865417 </link> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 01:26:30 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 8th -- 14th Valentines day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x60595253 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do that video. The time 5....15 is also not set in concrete You can do 5 or you can do 30 which ever sui... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 06:25:28 EST Virtual Trek Southern Africa - wk 1 - Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60593830 Virtual Trek Southern Africa - wk 1 - 8th - 14th Feb <BR> <BR> I have just loaded week 1 Trek and exercise notes into my web site - <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> Click on "Challenges" <BR> This is the Exercise thread - where you can record any exercise connected with the trek. You will find the Trek exercise sheets in the folder with the trek notes. <BR> Please do not add any questions in this thread - they need to go in the Trek discussion thread. - only exercise records.in... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 23:20:49 EST Virtual Trek Southern Africa - wk 1- Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60593776 Virtual Trek Southern Africa - wk 1 - 8th - 14th Feb <BR> <BR> I have just loaded week 1 Trek and exercise notes into my web site - <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> Click on "Challenges" <BR> This is the discussion thread - we talk about what we see and do as we travel - just as if we are on the actual trek. Also any questions can be added here. <BR> Please record all Trek Exercise on the Virtual Trek Southern Africa - Exercise Thread. Sat, 7 Feb 2015 23:14:39 EST Unblock - A Visual Puzzle Game! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x60581072 This puzzle game will have you apply both your spatial reasoning skills and some pure, cold logic in order to get your car 'out of traffic' and to open traffic lane. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=14125&memberid=865417 </link> Fri, 6 Feb 2015 15:29:57 EST Make Your Resolutions a Reality in 30 Days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x60581057 This is a Sparkpeople Challenge you might like <BR> <BR> By now, you've probably got your New Year's resolutions all planned out and ready to go. If you feel like you need a little extra help to make your healthy-living goals a reality, we've got the answer right here! Maintain your motivation and help better your chances at turning your resolutions into lifelong healthy habits with the 30-Day Realistic Resolution Challenge. <BR> Read about it here: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp... Fri, 6 Feb 2015 15:27:56 EST Printable Sparkpeople Resources http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x60541762 Today I added a new button to my web site <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> “Sparkpeople Resources” <BR> If you click on it you will find a series of files – all with printables inside to help you in your Sparkpeople journey to better Health and Fitness. This button will stay there – so you can access the resources at any time <BR> <BR> There are <BR> Motivational Reminders, things like I promise, and Motivational quotes to print out <BR> <BR> Nutrition Printables – things lik... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 20:19:05 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 18th --- 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x60521435 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do that video. The time 5....15 is also not set in concrete You can do 5 or you can do 30 which ever sui... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 00:27:53 EST February Chit Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x60519579 Hi Team. I have been watching those terrible snow storms, plus the damage that has happened to some houses which have now turned into Igloos. I hope you are all safe from them. <BR> <BR> Ages ago on this team we used to talk about all sorts of things, most of them probably didn't make sense to the idle reader, but threads went on FOREVER! We've got a few characters here and I don't see why we can't do the same again. Just post what you want, answer or comment on what someone else has posted,... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:50:41 EST Trek Southern Africa Discussion Thread - Prep Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60517457 THIS IS A VIRTUAL TREK <BR> This thread is for general discussion and any questions on the trek <BR> The Introduction notes - maps, route map, itinerary, exercise notes and other introductory things are in the Trek Southern Africa folder on my web site : <BR> Go to: <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> and click on "Challenges" Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:18:35 EST Trek Southern Africa Exercise Thread - Prep week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60517424 THIS IS A VIRTUAL TREK <BR> Trek Southern Africa Exercise Thread - Prep week <BR> The Exercise details for this trek can be found in the Exercise Notes in the Trek Southern Africa Folder, Introduction <BR> Go to <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> - click on "Challenges" Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:12:21 EST Feb Newsletter, recipe books,team recipes, calenda http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x60490126 I have just loaded the Chair Exercise Team magazine into my web site. <BR> There is something for everyone - and lots of it - there is the newsletter with some great and useful articles, the monthly calendar, a booklet of recipes sent by team members, the bucket list for February, a great Appreciation Tool from Sandra, and cookbooks - general, diabetic, gluten free - and some February (Valentine) craft booklets!! <BR> Any of the booklets and the newsletter can be read, downloaded to your... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:53:11 EST Healthy Snacks for Superbowl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x60486632 The Ultimate Pico de Gallo (GF,) From Nourishing Home <link>thenourishinghome.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Yield: 3 cups <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 2 1/2 cups diced plum tomatoes (about 5-6) <BR> 1/2 cup fine-diced red onion <BR> 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro <BR> 1 small jalapeño, finely minced <BR> 1 clove garlic, finely minced <BR> Juice of 1 lime <BR> 1/2 teaspoon sea salt <BR> <BR> Instructions <BR> <BR> Carefully dice the plum tomatoes. An easy ... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:12:42 EST Is Fast Food Oatmeal Good for You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x60475473 Is Fast Food Oatmeal Good for You? <BR> <BR> Mention a healthy hot breakfast, and for many people the image of a steaming bowl of hot oatmeal comes to mind. Oatmeal bowls are becoming increasingly popular in fast food restaurants, with places like Dunkin Donuts, McDonalds, and even Starbucks offering them on the menu. Are they the real deal – the same thing you could get from making your own bowl of oatmeal at home <BR> <link>www.healthcastle.com/fast-food-oatme<BR>al-good-you </link> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:06:35 EST Do Bananas Have Too Much Sugar? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x60475396 Do Bananas Have Too Much Sugar? <em>265</em> <BR> <BR> Are you or your loved ones banana fans? It's easy to love bananas: They are self-enclosed, completely biodegradable travel snacks and tasty to boot! What is there not to like? <BR> <link>www.healthcastle.com/do-bananas-have<BR>-too-much-sugar </link> <BR> <BR> <em>265</em> <em>265</em> <em>265</em> <em>265</em> <em>265</em> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:00:10 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 25th ---- 31st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x60447806 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do that video. The time 5....15 is also not set in concrete You can do 5 or you can do 30 which ever sui... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:25:29 EST C E Team Back to Basics - Days 20 - 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60446453 I have just loaded the CE team Back to Basics days - 20 - 26 have just been uploaded into my web site - this is the final 5 days of the challenge <BR> <BR> Go to - <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> and click on "challenges" then open the folder Back to Basics <BR> <BR> <BR> Days 21 - 26 <BR> <BR> Day 21 - Deep breathing, positive thoughts, portion control, 2 fruits and 5 veg, move every 2 hrs, drink 8 cups water, track exercise, track all food, stay within calorie allowance, do a... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 23:14:11 EST High Fructose Corn Syrup and Type 2 Diabetes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x60444960 Should Foods with High Fructose Corn Syrup Carry Warning Labels? <BR> <BR> A recent study from the University of Southern California and the University of Oxford found that countries with high fructose corn syrup in their food supply have a higher prevalence of Type 2 diabetes. With that in mind, should we start labeling food products that contain high fructose corn syrup? <BR> <link>www.healthcastle.com/should-foods-hi<BR>gh-fructose-corn-syrup-carry-warning-l<BR>abels </link> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 20:19:57 EST Banned Brominated Vegetable Oil in Popular Sodas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x60444930 Banned Brominated Vegetable Oil in Popular Drinks and Soda <BR> <BR> Have you heard of brominated vegetable oil, or BVO? If you drink sports drinks like Gatorade or sodas like Mountain Dew, you might want to learn more about this controversial ingredient that's used in American products but is banned in Japan and the European Union. <BR> <BR> <link>www.healthcastle.com/banned-brominat<BR>ed-vegetable-oil-popular-drinks-and-soda </link> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 20:15:27 EST In a Pinch? This Tomato Soup Will Save You http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x60444906 Cream of tomato soup is one of my personal favorites especially when it is 10 degrees outside. <BR> <BR> You can buy cans of cream of tomato, but I like to whip some up myself. The canned version tends to have more sodium than I like and it tastes a bit like the inside of a can. <BR> <BR> Now, this soup is made with canned tomatoes but somehow does not taste like a can. I am not sure why that is but if you have a few minutes to spare you can literally whip this soup up. <BR> <link>www.sna... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 20:11:59 EST The Ultimate Spice Cheat-Sheet! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x60433193 Sometimes we might be a bit unsure what herbs and spices will go with certain meats. <BR> <BR> I hope this is of some help <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13932&memberid=863854 </link> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:47:59 EST Funny .......... The Blonde Gambler... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x60422642 <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Article.aspx?email<BR>id=9828&order_by=0&scroll=1 </link> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:20:28 EST 30 Facts You May not Know About Protein http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x60422610 Is it possible to live without protein? <em>492</em> <em>53</em> <em>496</em> <em>490</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13917&memberid=863854 </link> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:17:23 EST CE Team Back To Basics - Days 16 - 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60410109 CE Team Back to Basics Challenge - Days 16 - 20 is in my web site - go to <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> click on "challenges" and open the "Back to Basics " folder <BR> <BR> <BR> Days 16 - 20 <BR> Day 16 - Deep breathing, positive thoughts, portion control, 2 fruits and 5 veg, move every 2 hrs, drink 8 cups water, track exercise, track all food, stay within calorie allowance <BR> <BR> Day 17 - Deep breathing, positive thoughts, portion control, 2 fruits and 5 veg, move every ... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:43:02 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 18th --- 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x60369502 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do that video. The time 5....15 is also not set in concrete You can do 5 or you can do 30 which ever sui... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 03:34:50 EST Helpful Kitchen Cheat-Sheets! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x60367713 This might come in handy for some. <BR> Three very useful and informative cheat-sheets that you should add to your kitchen collection to save time, effort and digging around for information <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13820&memberid=863854 </link> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 21:55:14 EST How To: Make Grilled Sweet Potato Kebabs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x60359618 Sweet potatoes are getting a lot more popular when it comes to cooking, and for a good reason. This is one of the foremost veggies to eat for good nutrition. But don't take our word for it, take that of nutritionists at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), who ranked sweet potatoes as the number 1 veggie for overall nutrition - above all other vegetables. They have a low glycemic index, which makes them a healthier alternative to regular potatoes. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 03:59:34 EST More whole grains linked with lower mortality http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x60359589 A report dated Jan 5th 2015 states - Eating more whole grains is associated with up to 15% lower mortality—particularly cardiovascular disease (CVD)-related mortality, according to a large new long-term study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. <BR> <BR> <link>www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-rele<BR>ases/more-whole-grains-linked-with-low<BR>er-mortality-risk/ </link> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 03:47:50 EST Meet Mini Mac and Cheese Bites: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x60359538 Meet Mini Mac and Cheese Bites: The Best Way to Enjoy Pasta <BR> <BR> Macaroni and cheese is one of those foods that is so good that it’s bad. <BR> <BR> <link>www.snack-girl.com/snack/mini-mac-an<BR>d-cheese/ </link> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 03:05:01 EST CE Team Back to Basics - Days 11 -15 (16th - 20th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60342807 CE Team Back to Basics challenge Days 11 - 15 is loaded in my web site - it runs from 16th - 20th Jan <BR> You can find it at <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> Click on "Challenges" and upen the "Back to Basics folder" <BR> Enjoy <BR> <BR> Template: <BR> <BR> Days 11 - 15 <BR> Day 11 - Deep breathing, positive thoughts, portion control, 2 fruits and 5 veg, move every 2 hrs, drink 8 cups water every day <BR> Day 12 - Deep breathing, positive thoughts, portion control, 2 fruits and... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:05:37 EST A Delicious Soup That Fights The Cold & Flu Read http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x60334555 Winter might slow us down in general, but it can make the nose run. Body ache, fatigue, colds and flu are, alas, a bane of the cold months all over the country. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/a-deliciou<BR>s-soup-that-fights-the-cold-flu.html </link> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 21:09:07 EST A Beginner’s Guide to Meal Planning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x60334436 Carousel / Meal Planning / Nutrition Tips / December 26, 2014 <BR> <BR> <link>https://blog.myfitnesspal.com/meal-p<BR>lanning-for-beginners/?utm_source=mfp&<BR>utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=kickstar<BR>t1&mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRoku6rLZKXonjH<BR>pfsX56eosXaG%2Fgokz2EFye%2BLIHETpodcMT<BR>sJnNa%2BTFAwTG5toziV8R7DBLM153N8QXRTg </link> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:55:56 EST Belly Fat Study Finds a Key to Losing That Spare T http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x60334401 Belly Fat Study Finds a Key to Losing That Spare Tire <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/belly-fat-<BR>study-finds-a-key-to-losing-that-spare<BR>-tire.html </link> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:52:40 EST Winter Nutrition Guide http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x60322467 When winter days are cold, and you want to warm up fast, a bowl of cream soup or stew can certainly be appealing. But there is no excuse to throw all your healthy eating habits out the window just because it's dark and cold outside! <BR> <link>www.healthcastle.com/winter_nutritio<BR>n_diet.shtml </link> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 20:02:17 EST Are you brave enough?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60322360 Come with me on a virtual trip to Southern Africa. <BR> <BR> Together we will travel through 6 countries, by luxury train, car, 4 x 4 and air. We will stay in some of the best hotels, and visit some of the world famous private game parks. We will experience magnificent scenery, wide, majestic waterways, incredible waterfalls, and vivid birdlife. <BR> <BR> We will explore wetlands and drive deep into the Kalahari Desert and we will interact with amazing wildlife, and two nearly extinct s... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 19:49:29 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 11th ----17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x60289314 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do that video. The time 5....15 is also not set in concrete You can do 5 or you can do 30 which ev... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 01:36:27 EST CE Team Back to Basics - Days 6 - 10 - 11th - 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60289052 Days 6 - 10 are in my web site - <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> click on "Challenges - then open the folder "Back to Basics" <BR> This section runs from 11th - 15th Jan <BR> <BR> Template: <BR> Days 6 – 10 <BR> Day 6 - Deep breathing, positive thoughts, portion control, 2 fruits and 5 veg, move every 2 hrs <BR> Day 7 - Deep breathing, positive thoughts, portion control, 2 fruits and 5 veg, move every 2 hrs <BR> Day 8 - Deep breathing, positive thoughts, portion control, 2 fruits a... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 00:33:30 EST Did you know that..........? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x60284028 Every day we are bombarded with information about what we should or should not eat. Fats are bad, carbohydrates make you fat and eating raw food is the way go if you want to lose weight. Right? All these claims are untrue and not substantiated, though they are commonly accepted and defended by self-acclaimed ‘health experts’. And many more nutritional myths and misconceptions exist ! <BR> Did you know that..... ? <BR> <BR> 1. Many products contain sugar, even though you would not expect th... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 15:44:12 EST Eat your Freggies!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x60261430 Recent research has shown that eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduces your mortality risk by 42% in comparison to eating less than one portion per day. <BR> <BR> <link>www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g4490 </link> <BR> <em>45</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>488</em> <em>491</em> <em>550</em> <em>551</em> <em>258</em> <em>267</em> <em>485</em> <em>69</em> <em>284</em> <em>291</em> <em>210</em> <em>367<... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 14:45:41 EST Person's with Disability question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x60239953 In order to burn calories does a person who has a physical disability have to workout harder then a person who doesn't have a physical disability? Tue, 6 Jan 2015 19:06:49 EST Pistachios 'highly beneficial' for diabetes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x60239183 A new study has found that pistachio nuts are highly beneficial for type 2 diabetes sufferers. <BR> Read on ........... <BR> <BR> <link>www.naturalhealthmag.com.au/nourish/<BR>pistachios-highly-beneficial-diabetes-<BR>sufferers </link> Tue, 6 Jan 2015 17:43:26 EST CETeam Back to Basics Challenge Days 1 - 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60231187 Chair Exercise Team Back to Basics Challenge Days 1 - 5 <BR> I have added the first part of the CE Team Back to Basics Challenge into my web site - go to <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> and click on "Challenges" <BR> You can record your achievements in this thread Tue, 6 Jan 2015 03:42:31 EST 32 Fat-Burning Foods You Can Eat All Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x60227110 I think I might print this out as I do like the sound of some, stick it on the fridge that way it will be handy to use. <BR> There's a new way to boost your metabolism—and it starts at your next meal. Research shows that eating the right foods increases your body's ability to torch calories, which helps speed up your slim-down. The delicious recipes here—pancakes, pizza, pasta and more—are packed with these potent fat fighters. Get ready to start the New Year 10 pounds lighter and 100 percent... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 18:51:50 EST Your Journey To Better Health and Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x60215454 When you join Sparkpeople, and The Chair Exercise Team that is really what we are hoping for - a Transformation of ourselves - a change to a lighter, fitter, more mobile lifestyle. Maybe some of us still look back art what we used to do or how we used to be or what clothes we used to fit into and secretly hope we can regain some or all of that!! <BR> Unfortunately though - we are conditioned by today’s “instant” society - and think we can get it in a couple of weeks, and if we don’t we feel l... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 20:26:22 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 4th ---10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x60205667 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do that video. The time 5....15 is also not set in concrete You can do 5 or you can do 30 which ev... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 03:05:50 EST Chair Exercise Team Back to Basics Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x60194434 On 6th Jan I will be starting a "Back to Basics " Challenge - <BR> This challenge is a series of progressive targets. It runs in 5 x 5 day blocks - Each 5 days I introduce some new “basic” but continue with the “basics” we have done before. This is not going to be a rigid type challenge because everyone is different – it aims to lead you in a way to help you understand and know the changes you need to make to best suit your own situation. <BR> <BR> It will run for 25 days – and I can hear y... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 03:02:25 EST Truths I Learned as I Got Older http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x60190823 A few chuckles <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13633&memberid=863854 </link> Fri, 2 Jan 2015 18:47:18 EST Kitchen Intervention: How to Eat Healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x60190783 EatingWell's Brierley Wright solves the food challenges posed by everyday life <BR> Handy little videos to help you along the way <BR> <BR> <link>www.eatingwell.com/videos/kitchen-in<BR>tervention-how-to-eat-healthy.htm?show<BR>Video=true?sssdmh=dm17.778961&utm_sour<BR>ce=EWHNL&esrc=nwewh010215 </link> Fri, 2 Jan 2015 18:44:04 EST Small Changes Sparkpeople Challenge - 30 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x60178542 I fell over this Sparkpeople Challenge this morning and I think some of you (most of you actually!!) will find it very useful - <BR> All the details can be found at: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po st=kickstart_2015_with_a_30day_challenge </link> <BR> <BR> You must register on the challenge given page above for this challenge Thu, 1 Jan 2015 17:18:23 EST January Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x60169242 <em>410</em> <em>283</em> HAPPY NEW YEAR <em>283</em> <em>410</em> <BR> Here we go again, it doesn't seem that long since we were bringing in 2014. <BR> <BR> Has anyone made any New Years resolutions ??? Will you stick to them ??/ <BR> If you have made some we would love to hear about them <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> Sandra Wed, 31 Dec 2014 19:03:07 EST A Beginner’s Guide to Meal Planning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60157796 A Beginner’s Guide to Meal Planning <BR> <BR> When it comes to eating well, meal planning is one of the easiest things you can do to set yourself up for success. The beauty of it is there are no rules and, you can’t really mess it up. The key is just to start, and to set aside a little bit of time each week to do it. There are so many ways to approach meal planning that, after practicing just once or twice, you’ll begin to find what works for you and your family too. <BR> <BR> To help you g... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 15:14:00 EST 11 Surprising Ways That Dehydration Can Affect You http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60157643 Drinking Water is the First Step to Good Health <BR> <BR> While we cannot survive a full day without water, so few of us actively drink water each day. Well shying away from what you may classify as a 'bland' beverage could be costing you in a number of other areas. Here are some common ailments that usually result from dehydration and a reminder on just how important drinking water is to our health. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13606&memberid=865417 </link> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 14:53:22 EST 10 Tips for Easy Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x60157593 10 Tips for Easy Weight Loss <BR> <BR> You know you are experiencing yo-yo dieting, but do not know how to stop it! It is time to get your balance back. The following easy weight loss tips will help you lose weight in a healthy way. <BR> <link>www.healthcastle.com/easy-weightloss<BR>.shtml </link> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 14:46:26 EST Five Simple Steps to A Healthier You in 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x60157579 Five Simple Steps to A Healthier You in the New Year <BR> <BR> At the beginning of every year, many of us rush to adopt New Year's resolutions, only to drop them within weeks. Forget overly lofty and unrealistic goals and take a look at these achievable resolutions instead. Here are our top 5 picks for simple steps that you can start doing right now, and always, on the road to a healthier you. <BR> <link>www.healthcastle.com/new-year-resolu<BR>tion-healthy.shtml </link> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 14:44:33 EST How to Make 2015 the Year of Lasting Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x60148740 How much can you relate to the following scenario: You start every January 1st with great intentions. You’ve renewed your gym membership, stocked your pantry full of healthy food, tossed out all of the chips and cookies and told yourself this is it. The healthy lifestyle begins now. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=how_to_make_2015_the_year_of_lastin<BR>g_change </link> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 16:26:07 EST 10 Unexpected Health Benefits of Yogurt. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x60133289 Yogurt is a great food for us as it helps with digestion, <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13285&memberid=863854 </link> Sun, 28 Dec 2014 03:17:36 EST 13 Effective Remedies Against Arthritis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x60133273 Arthritis is a type of joint disorder that involves inflammation of a single joint or several joints. <BR> Plus it is quite debilitating to say the least <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13421&memberid=863854 </link> Sun, 28 Dec 2014 03:11:24 EST 13 Healthy Facts About Fruits and Vegetables. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60133231 Most of us eat fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. After all, they have been a part of our diet since the dawn of history. We eat them raw, cooked, frozen, drink them as juices and combine them with just about any other food we eat. But just like anything else that’s been around for so long, there are many things you don't know about fruits and veggies that can be very useful and important to know. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13570&memberid=865417 </link> <BR... Sun, 28 Dec 2014 02:38:42 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 28th ---- 3rd Jan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x60131660 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do that video. The time 5....15 is also not set in concrete You can do 5 or you can do 30 which ev... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 21:46:33 EST Learn to Make a Nutella Star Bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x60128770 It doesn't take long for this video to start me drooling. This star bread is incredibly easy to make and yet has such a beautiful and memorable presentation, not to mention being ever-so-delicious! By the way, using Nutella is just one of many options - you can use chocolate spread, jam or even peanut butter to make delightful variations. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13568&memberid=865417 </link> Sat, 27 Dec 2014 14:04:24 EST January Newsletter, recipe booklets and calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x60109930 Well here we are going into another year - I hope you have all made some really Healthy New Years Resolutions that you really intend to keep - there is an article on making New Year Resolutions that will stick, as well as a Sparkpeople feature on apps. <BR> <BR> In the food section this year I think it would be good if you can suggest your family favourite recipes and I will publish them each month, or favourite Spark recipes or even ideas of something you want to try and I’ll find a recipe ... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 20:15:32 EST Are You Counting Calories this Christmas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x60108264 If you were curious to know what 200 calories of your favorite Christmas foods looked like, you'd be happy to know we found the answer. The fantastic app Calorific , <link>www.calorificapp.com/ </link> (iphones and ipads) which shows you what 200 calories of different foods looks like has updated itself with a variety of holiday foods, so we got you a little taste of it: <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13533&memberid=865417 </link> Wed, 24 Dec 2014 14:32:30 EST 12 Days after Christmas Challenge - Dec25th -5thJa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60104488 This challenge runs from 25th Dec - 5th Jan. <BR> <BR> Since you have now got all warmed up and obviously had so much fun doing the 12 Days before Christmas Challenge - I have been really busy creating another - 12 Days after Christmas Challenge - for the actual 12 days of Christmas <BR> Again its really easy - and if you have problems with any exercise please substitute one of your own <BR> Again you can do the exercises throughout the day - but you must finish all exercises for that day on... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 01:02:11 EST Christmas Dinner has Gone to the Dogs - Fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x60088019 We’ve all been there – it’s December 24, all the family gathers up in one place. There’s food, music, and a lovely Christmas tree. You sit around the table and then it starts – Uncle Joseph has too much to drink, Grandma’s hearing aid is turned off, and the kids are too busy on their darn smartphones! What a mess… <BR> <BR> Put 13 dogs (and one cat) around the family table, and you’ll see that their holiday dinner isn't that much different: <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<B... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:18:38 EST The Best Ways to Use Google Search Options http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x60087224 Google is probably the most popular search site on the web, used for finding just about everything we need on the internet. It's quick, easy and simple to use, and most of the time we find what we need in the first one or two result pages. But what if I told you that you are not really using Google as you should? It turns out that Google has a few special tricks that will make your life a whole lot easier <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13494&memberid=865417 </link> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:01:59 EST Heart-Healthy Habits for Seniors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x60077884 Many seniors believe that heart disease risks are inevitable in old age. In truth, there are plenty of ways to keep your heart in great shape; start with these seven. With a video <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/senior-health<BR>/heart-healthy-habits-for-seniors.aspx<BR>?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthWomensHeal<BR>th_20141220 </link> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:21:21 EST Neuropathy Causes and Natural Solutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60075861 Neuropathy Causes and Natural Solutions <BR> <BR> The term Neuropathy is short for 'peripheral neuropathy'. It relates to nerve damage suffered by the peripheral nervous system, which is in charge of our nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. <BR> <BR> Neuropathy is a complication that can be caused by a number of various conditions. Physical trauma, repetitive injury, infections, metabolic problems and exposure to toxins and some drugs can all lead to peripheral neuropathy. <BR> <li... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:20:25 EST Neuropathy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x60071974 In the survey answers I was asked about exercises to help Neuropathy - you can see if anything here helps - but sort it out for your own capability, even ask your Doctor if the exercises you choose are suitable for you. <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/results?sear<BR>ch_query=neuropathy+exercise </link> <BR> <BR> Another channel with some interesting Neuropathy videos is <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwKaX<BR>plz6qDwQ1nR7Z0C3hvPeDrdqS4N_ </link> <BR> <BR> I'll k... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:12:07 EST Top 10 Grocery Budgeting Tips of 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x60059246 Top 10 Grocery Budgeting Tips of 2014 <BR> From budgeting to shopping to cooking from scratch, there’s something here for everyone. <BR> <link>thenourishinghome.com/2014/12/top-10<BR>-grocery-budgeting-tips-2014/ </link> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:17:23 EST 13 Effective Remedies Against Arthritis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x60046111 Arthritis is a type of joint disorder that involves inflammation of a single joint or several joints. The disease plagues approximately 350 million people worldwide, with osteoarthritis being the most common type. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States, with over 20 million people affected by it. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13421&memberid=865417 </link> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 02:07:33 EST How Vivid Is Your Imagination? (Fun) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x60045140 We all have imaginations, even if we don't always use them. But what kind of imagination do you have? Do you easily come up with bizarre and creative notions? Take our little quiz and find out a bit about your power of imagination, and what kind imagination it is... <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13417&memberid=865417 </link> <BR> <em>198</em> <em>334</em> <em>234</em> <em>211</em> <em>40</em> <em>30</em> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 22:54:18 EST Creative and Amazing DIY Xmas Trees http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60045124 There is nothing quite as fun as decorating the tree for Christmas. But sometimes, we are a bit limited on funds, resources, or just plain lazy to do anything fancy! These people decided to get a bit creative with their festive DIY Christmas tree ideas. They prove that anyone can make a tree out of anything, with just a little imagination! <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13414&memberid=865417 </link> <BR> <em>446</em> <em>446</em> <em>446</em> <em>446</em>... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 22:50:47 EST Easy to Make and Delicious Healthy Food. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x60037054 Easy to Make and Delicious Healthy Food. <BR> The idea of eating right can be a bit daunting to some of us, because we are unfamiliar with putting together tasty dishes to replace unwanted foods in our diets. It is also a common misconception that making healthy food is expensive and complicated. We can all prepare healthy meals with ease, without compromising on taste and flavor. Here are some great dishes to make in little to no time, they are as healthy as they are delicious. <BR> <link>... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 01:50:07 EST Raw Gingerbread Men (and women) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x60037004 Raw Gingerbread Men (and Ladies) <BR> See - Chocolate Covered Kate - <link>chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2009/12/15<BR>/raw-gingerbread-men/ </link> <BR> <BR> Word of warning: This dough is so good that you might just want to eat it all out of the food processor/Magic Bullet and save yourself the trouble of forming handsome ginger guys. <BR> <BR> • 120g dates (packed 3/4c) If unsure what dates to use, <BR> • 38 g raw almonds (about 3T) <BR> • 1/4 tsp ground ginger <BR> • 1/4 tsp cinnamon <... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 01:23:30 EST Homemade “KIND” Bar Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x60036981 Recipes for the following bars <BR> <BR> Homemade “KIND” Bar Recipes <BR> <BR> • Original Everything Fruit & Nut Bar – the original bar that started my obsession <BR> • Nut-Free “KIND” Bar – perfect for those with nut-allergies <BR> • Cherry-Chocolate Chip Bar – chocolate chips, need I say more? <BR> • Apricot-Almond Crunch Bar – mildly sweet, tangy & delicious! <BR> <BR> For best results, follow the recipes exactly as given. Trust me, after making dozens of batches of these bars (they’re... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 01:13:32 EST 5 Iconic Holiday Cookies Made Healthier http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x60034946 You may be asking who in their right mind would want to make a cookie healthier? True <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/5-iconic-h<BR>oliday-cookies-made-healthier.html </link> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:33:37 EST Maximize the Use of Your Internet Browser. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60034910 Guide: Your Internet Browser Can Do Much More Then You Think <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13396&memberid=863854 </link> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:29:34 EST 20 Amazing Health Facts About Cranberries http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x60034890 20 Reasons to Add Cranberries to Your Daily Diet <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13404&memberid=863854 </link> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:26:54 EST 12 Days Before Christmas Challenge - Dec 13 -24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60008564 I have entered a fun challenge on my web site for you - to take you through to Christrmas - its basicallt flexibility and you can do it standing or sitting - and if there are movements you cannot do medically - then substitute another movement. <BR> Please READ the instructions on the front page. <BR> You can find the 12 Days Before Christmas Challenge at: <BR> <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> and click on the Challenges Button <BR> <BR> You can share your success in this thread. <... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:03:34 EST How 3 Minutes of Exercise Per Week Can Improve You http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x60002678 <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/how-3-minu<BR>tes-of-exercise-per-week-can-improve-y<BR>our-health.html </link> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 03:08:15 EST Magic Healing Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60002608 Whether you're fighting off a cold or simply want something to warm you up, this Magic Healing Soup is the perfect vegetable soup recipe for the job. It's a cross between a vegetable soup and cabbage soup that's light yet comforting and delicious. We call it "magic" because it's a healing recipe that is packed with good-for-you ingredients that help you feel better. The taste is so good that you'll want to go back for a second bowl, and you won't even feel guilty about it! Better yet, the mos... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 02:31:12 EST Fruits and Vegetables with Low Risk of Pesticides http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59998348 Fruits and Vegetables with Low Risk of Pesticides. <BR> <BR> I'm sure that you have all been told that if you want to live a healthy life and eat healthy food then you should "switch to organic". This means eating organic fruits and vegetables which have not been treated with chemical fertilizers or pest control products. There are many reasons why organic food is so much better for us and for the environment, but they are also much more expensive then regular fruits and vegetables. <BR> <... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:05:24 EST 10 Natural Remedies to Cure Chapped Lips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x59998316 10 Natural Remedies to Cure Chapped Lips <BR> <BR> Winter season is here, which means many of us will suffer from chapped lips. It seems that no matter how much we bundle up, our lips constantly remain exposed to the harsh winter winds. It's important to keep a scarf wrapped around your mouth as a preventative measure. <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13354&memberid=865417 </link> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:00:30 EST Which Character Trait Is Strongest With You?(Fun) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59998309 Which Character Trait Is Strongest With You? <BR> <BR> Are you strong? Are you sensitive? What is the one trait those who know you see in you? What trait is stronger than all the rest? Find out with this nifty and clever test! <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13342&memberid=865417 </link> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:58:04 EST Mindful Holiday Noshing with Pistachios s:Giveaway http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59989688 If you are looking for a way to lighten up this holiday, take a good look at in-shell pistachios. <BR> <BR> Wonderful Pistachios are a great tasting holiday snack for guests to nibble on during cocktail hour or enjoy with pomegranate seeds, celery sticks, or kale chips. Yes, I know you are all serving the healthiest holiday snacks. <BR> <link>www.snack-girl.com/snack/holiday-pis<BR>tachios-giveaway/ </link> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:19:14 EST New Videos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59980589 A great Upper Body Workout: <em>84</em> <BR> GET FIT while you SIT! with the " Sweet Sensations Seated Workout" by Tiffany Rothe. <BR> <BR> <link>youtu.be/bvE0uQRM5-A?list=PLFB122C41<BR>C6F7C71B </link> <BR> <BR> Which can be found in the CE team video Channel (click on the team picture on the main team page) in the following playlists: <BR> Upper body play list <link>www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFB12<BR>2C41C6F7C71B </link> <BR> and in the Wheel chair suitable Play list ... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 16:31:16 EST From the Chefs to You: Great Kitchen Advice! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59980159 Tips From the Chef.............. 22 great kitchen tips <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13321&memberid=863854 </link> Tue, 9 Dec 2014 15:16:09 EST Slow Cooker Spiced Holiday Nuts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59971054 Another tasty recipe from Kelly Smith - The Nourishing Home <BR> <BR> These tasty nuts capture the aroma and flavor of the holiday season with just a hint of cayenne, giving them an extra kick of flavor. Honestly, it’s almost impossible to stop eating them. <BR> <link>blog.kitchenaid.com/spiced-holiday-n<BR>uts-recipe/ </link> Mon, 8 Dec 2014 16:04:03 EST Make These Strawberry Santa Hats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59970987 Make These Strawberry Santa Hats <BR> You know how you have a holiday favorite that you make EVERY year. <BR> <BR> I love this Santa Hat and I can find fresh California strawberries that are tasty in my supermarket. <BR> <link>www.snack-girl.com/snack/strawberry-<BR>santa/ </link> Mon, 8 Dec 2014 15:55:53 EST 11 Worst Germ Hot Spots in Your Home Read more: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59946710 Makes me want to use paper plate so I don't have to wash and dry them, then I wont be spreading germs yikessssss <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/11-surpris<BR>ing-germ-hot-spots.html </link> Fri, 5 Dec 2014 20:05:09 EST Almond Flour Apple Cider Donuts (GF) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59926945 Almond Flour Apple Cider Donuts - Glutin Free, Grain Free Recipe from Nourishing Home <BR> <BR> Nearly every year, we travel back East to visit family for the holidays. While there, we enjoy the fun tradition of visiting a local apple farm to pick up some fresh-pressed cider and the most amazing apple cider donuts! <BR> Since going gluten-free, I've been missing these tasty holiday donuts. So I finally decided it was high time to transform this family favorite into an irresistible grain-fre... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 14:56:13 EST Meatloaf Muffins Fun for the Whole Family! (GF) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59911730 There’s something magical about making meatloaf in a muffin tin. Maybe it’s the cute-factor of having your own personal little muffin of meaty-goodness? Or maybe it’s the fact that each little meatloaf bakes-up so moist and flavorful!......... <BR> <link>thenourishinghome.com/2014/12/meatlo<BR>af-muffinsfun-whole-family-df-gf/ </link> Tue, 2 Dec 2014 00:24:21 EST December Chit Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59896871 <em>446</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>460</em> <em>425</em> <em>446</em> <BR> MERRY CHRISTMAS <BR> <BR> Can you believe this is December??? Heading towards another year. <BR> I thought 2014 just started a few months ago. <BR> <BR> <BR> When does the season start for you??? <BR> In terms of decorating, In terms of gift-giving, <BR> I remember Mum putting up all the decorations, from corner to corner. I used to put up some when my girls were ... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 15:03:27 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 30th Nov ---- 27th Dec http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x59892531 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do that video. The time 5....15 is also not set in concrete You can do 5 or you can do 30 which ev... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 01:56:11 EST Stop Eating out of Boredon Challenge for Dec http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59889774 Pick which challenge you want to do from the list below then at the end of the challenge, tell us how you did. <BR> 1) Lose 1- 2 lbs <BR> 2) Stay under 1500 grams sodium EACH day <BR> 3) Exercise for 45 minutes every day <BR> 4) Huddle each day <BR> 5) Pick Your Own Challenge <BR> **************************************** <BR> ************************************** <BR> ******************** <BR> <BR> <BR> 1: <BR> 2: <BR> 3: <BR> 4: <BR> 5: <BR> 6: <BR> 7: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 17:51:10 EST Healthy Eating Challenge - Dec 1st - Dec 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59889213 Healthy Eating challenge: Dec 1st – Dec 27th <BR> Over the next 4 weeks – from Dec 1st to Dec 27th – I want you to try to improve your eating habits. <BR> First start by doing the “Rate Your Plate “ Survey – which you can find on my web site <BR> <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> Click on the button “Current C E Team Newsletter” <BR> <BR> When you have scored yourselves on that – enter your score here then name 4 ways that you can improve your eating habits <BR> <BR> Over the ne... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 16:20:11 EST Getting back on track after the holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59882924 <BR> <BR> Why It’s So Hard to Get Back on Track After the Holidays <BR> <BR> <BR> Even the most rigid of calorie counters and the healthiest of eaters often throw caution to the wind and break out the stretchy pants on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Most of us also vow to go back to (or start) eating healthy just as soon as we finish clearing the table. But after feasting on mashed potatoes, egg nog, cookies in the shape of little Christmas trees, and seven different types of pie all day, th... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:58:10 EST December Newsletter, calendar and goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59877848 The December Newsletter, and calendar are in my web site . <BR> This is a newsletter focussed very heavily on Christmas (sorry if Christmas isn't your thing!!) and has a heap of ideas for stocking stuffers, and pancakes in a jar and some beautiful and very easy fruit syrups that would make a great Hostess gift (but are so easy and yummy you might just keep them for yourself!!) if you are staying with friends for Christmas and also lots of ideas of gift wrappings to make - after all a nicely p... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:28:11 EST "Rate Your Plate" Survey Results and discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59876332 <em>550</em> I have just added a "rate your Plate" survey sheet to my web site. <BR> I thought you might like to download it and fill it out and see how you score - then fill in the question at the bottom and see what changes you could make in your eating habits. <BR> I think you will find it very interesting and it will help you to see what eating habits need improvement. <BR> You can find the survey at <BR> <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> <BR> then click the button - "Current C... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:49:13 EST 10 Recipes for Healthy Natural Smoothies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59875739 Greasy skin? Weak immune system? Constant fatigue? <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=12870 </link> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:02:34 EST The Importance of the Glycemic Index http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59875718 You might have heard the words “glycemic index” being thrown around, but wasn’t sure what the whole thing was about. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13151&memberid=863854 </link> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:56:28 EST Important Advice For Your Aching Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59870503 Our back is under a lot of pressure, and as we get older, it starts complaining about a lot of little things, <BR> Mine is just a nag never shuts up .... <em>18</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=12682 </link> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:45:08 EST The Importance of the Glycemic Index http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59868078 The Importance of the Glycemic Index <BR> <BR> You might have heard the words “glycemic index” being thrown around, but wasn’t sure what the whole thing was about. The glycemic index (GI) is a number that is associated with different foods and shows what their effect on the glucose levels in the blood (also known as “blood sugar”). The number represents the total rise in glucose level after eating that food. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13151&memberid=865417 </lin... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:52:06 EST A Few Words About Gratitude: HAPPY THANKSGIVING http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59854832 A Few Words About Gratitude: HAPPY THANKSGIVING <BR> <BR> Having a happy thanksgiving is about being with family and loved ones. It is also about celebrating. But what it is most about, is gratitude. <BR> <BR> And today, I want to say HAPPY THANKSGIVING............... <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13127&memberid=865417 </link> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 03:05:10 EST Healthy Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59850771 <em>224</em> Healthy Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes <BR> <BR> Fridges everywhere are full of luscious Thanksgiving leftovers and stockpots are bubbling full of liquid gold. Check out these healthy Thanksgiving leftover recipes to put a new spin on turkey meals for the week. <em>428</em> <BR> <BR> <link>fraservalley.healthcastle.com/health<BR>y-thanksgiving-leftover-recipes </link> <BR> <BR> <em>429</em> Make Turkey Pot Pie with Thanksgiving Leftovers (video) <BR> <BR> Have... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:40:54 EST Top 13 Solutions to Preparing Thanksgiving Dinner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59850740 Top 13 Solutions to Preparing Your Thanksgiving Dinner <em>190</em> <BR> <BR> <em>428</em> Thanksgiving is a time for families to celebrate together and be thankful. Let us help you celebrate this year with more healthy options. Whether you are looking to cut the fat, serve gluten free guests or to skip the high fructose corn syrup this year, we have some tips for you. <BR> <BR> <link>www.healthcastle.com/top-13-solution<BR>s-preparing-your-thanksgiving-dinner </link> <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:36:12 EST Magic Transistor Radio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59841297 Do you miss the days of the simple transistor radio? Two knobs, one for volume and one for tuning, simple as that. We used to call it the ' Tranny " <BR> <BR> <link>magictransistor.com/radio </link> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:07:57 EST Test Yourself: How Old Are You At Heart? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59841248 What Is Your True Age? Lets find out .... <BR> Does the content of your book match its cover? Are you what you seem? <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content_12678/What<BR>_Is_Your_True_Age.aspx </link> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:01:04 EST Healpful Health Tips to Add To Your Knowledge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59841206 Knowledge is not only power ........... READ ON ............. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content_13046/This<BR>_Week_in_Health_Tips!.aspx?q=Healpful%<BR>20Health%20Tips%20to%20Add%20To%20Your<BR>%20Knowledge </link> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:55:52 EST Exercise 5 ...15min--23rd ... 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x59841145 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> This will run for the month of December 30th Nov ---------- 27th December <BR> <BR> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do that video. The ... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:46:58 EST Health Benefits and Uses for Home-Grown Herbs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59831861 Health Benefits and Uses for Home-Grown Herbs. <BR> <BR> Herbs are some of the best things you can grow around your house and garden. They are mostly easier to grow then many kinds of vegetables and fruits and yet they can be just as healthy and tasty to eat. These are 10 of the easiest, healthiest and most recommended herbs for you to grow, each with important tips on where and how to grow them. They are guaranteed to make your food taste better, your house smell nicer and your overall heal... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:30:27 EST How Good Is Your Color Vision? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59831842 How Good Is Your Color Vision? <BR> <BR> Know the answer to this question once and for all - how good is your color vision? <BR> <BR> Don't worry if your color vision isn't perfect, 1 out of 12 men has some sort of serious color blindness, and so does 1 out of 255 women (as you can see, much more common for men) but even regular color vision can be better or worse when it comes to distinguishing similar hues. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13087&memberid=86541... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:28:06 EST Relax with the Jewel Wall Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59831810 I love these little games. They take me out of myself and let me do something fun and relaxing for a whilte. This game is excellent for just this purpose. So if you like shiny diamonds and have a fast clicking finger, this game is surely for you. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13080&memberid=865417 </link> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:24:47 EST Vege Challenge - 23rd - 29th Nov http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59831714 Vegetables are IN this week!! The VEGETABLE Challenge will be to do THREE or more of the following mini challenges: <BR> <BR> 1. Eat at least 4 DIFFERENT vegetables a day! Post on this thread which VEGETABLES you ate. <BR> <em>370</em> <em>371</em> <em>372</em> <em>284</em> <em>147</em> <em>210</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> 2. Give a Vegetable SparkGoodie to a different Chair Exercise Team member each of the three days. <BR> <BR> <BR> 3. Use lots of VEGETABLE Emoticons when... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:07:46 EST 9 Foods That Will Keep You Trim http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59797913 If you are trying to lose weight, avoid the frozen, prepared, and often expensive “diet” meals <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content_12436/9_Fo<BR>ods_That_Will_Keep_You_Trim_and_Thin!.<BR>aspx </link> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:27:53 EST 13 Surprising Household Uses for Apples http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59797856 Apples are one of the world’s most favorite fruits, and it’s easy to see why: <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content_12282/Did_<BR>You_Know_how_Useful_Apples_are.aspx?q=<BR>13%20Surprising%20Household%20Uses%20f<BR>or%20Apples </link> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:19:21 EST How To Keep Thanksgiving From Derailing Your Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59797781 How To Keep Thanksgiving From Derailing Your Diet Without Skipping The Fun <BR> There is no need to skip the fun or traditional dishes on Thanksgiving. Follow these easy tricks to keep Thanksgiving dinner indulgences in check without deprivation. <BR> <link>fraservalley.healthcastle.com/how-ke<BR>ep-thanksgiving-derailing-your-diet-wi<BR>thout-skipping-fun </link> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:09:45 EST Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Salad Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59797760 Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Salad Recipe <BR> Whether you've recently harvested a garden full of butternut squash or you've just been eyeing the squash at farmers' markets or the grocery store, the cooler weather is a sure sign it's time to start making some hearty squash recipes for fall. <BR> <link>www.healthcastle.com/simple-roasted-<BR>butternut-squash-salad-recipe </link> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:07:02 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 16th ---- 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x59773512 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do that video. The time 5....15 is also not set in concrete You can do 5 or you can do 30 which ever suits you. <BR... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 04:27:00 EST Puzzle Game: Get the Red Train to Its Station http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59769698 Puzzle Game: Get the Red Train to Its Station <BR> It's not easy being a train engineer. You need to make sure there is always a way for all trains to get to their stations without one interfering with another. A puzzle worth solving. So here's your chance, with this colorful and fun puzzle game, to test your skills of logic and find out the route that will take this train to its station. This game is incredibly fun, and a real fun challenge to overcome. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 15:29:08 EST 12 Heartburn and Stomach Ulcer Remedies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59765066 You would never think of tomatoes as being bad for you, but they can, in fact, make things even worse for your ulcers. I do know they are better for you cooked. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=12975&memberid=863854 </link> Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00:30:52 EST 13 Household Products You Should Never Mix http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59765058 <BR> More accidents happen at home than anywhere else. Many of these can be avoided by just knowing what not to do. If you avoid these 13 combinations, you’ll save yourself time and money, and a trip to the hospital. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=12978&memberid=863854 </link> Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00:28:24 EST 26 Handy Tips For Any Kitchen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59763042 26 Handy Tips For Any Kitchen <BR> <BR> Some people think it's an easy thing to prepare meals in your kitchen. In their mind, it's a skip and a jump to a well prepared meal. Those of us who actually DO the cooking, though, know that it is both a science and an art, where experience can make a huge difference, and where handy tips are always welcome to save time and achieve better results. Here are 26 great kitchen tips we should all learn. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 19:32:38 EST BEWARE:The Scary Starbucks Chestnut Praline Latte http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59734949 Oh yeah. Starbucks is here with their holiday tradition of the MUST have drink. <BR> <BR> We all know about the white chocolate mocha or the pumpkin spiced latte but THIS, my friends, makes those look like child’s play. Yes, Starbucks has reached new heights with its Chestnut Praline Latte. <BR> <BR> Read on to discover why this will kill your good intentions to stay healthy during the holiday season.................................. <BR> <BR> <link>www.snack-girl.com/snack/chestnut-pr<B... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 21:29:26 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 9th --- 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x59706966 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do that video. The time 5....15 is also not set in concrete You can do 5 or you can do 30 which ever suits you. <BR... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 02:36:48 EST 6 day Progressive Challenge - 9th Nov - 15th Nov http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59705285 Progressive challenge <BR> This week we'll have a 6 day Progressive Challenge! Each day we will add another challenge but we will keep doing the first challenge(s): <BR> <BR> Monday: Exercise at least 10 minutes. <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> Tuesday: Exercise at least 10 minutes AND drink at least 6-8 glasses of water. <em>319</em> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> Wednesday: Exercise at least 10 minutes, drink at least 6-8 glasses of water AND and eat at least 5 freggies (fruit and veg) <em>319</... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 21:39:00 EST Holiday Season Weigh in - Nov 9th - 17 Jan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59705226 STAY ACCOUNTABLE!! <BR> Holiday Season Weigh in Thread. (Nov 9th – mid Jan) <BR> Starting on 9th November is this Weigh in Thread – this is NOT a weight loss challenge – it is to keep you accountable over the holidays. It will run for 10 weeks – from 9th Nov to 17th Jan. <BR> Each week you will be required to weigh yourselves – and either to enter your weight or enter the lb you have lost or gained – or state if you stay the same. <BR> I expect you to enter each week no matter how goo... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 21:32:28 EST Participation - Are you Working? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59692365 I can't find the space where I'm suppose to tell you that I'm doing my duty and participating physically. <BR> <BR> So I'm just going to make one right here and invite anyone who feels like it to comment with their daily activity. <BR> <BR> <BR> Activity: <BR> <BR> I walk (Slowly) 2 - 4 Miles per day using Wii - Walk It Out or my treadmill. <BR> <BR> So far this month I have a total of 24.5 Miles complete. (not counting today) <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 7 Nov 2014 11:07:37 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 2nd ----- 8th Nov http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x59633479 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do that video. The time 5....15 is also not set in concrete You can do 5 or you can do 30 which ever suits you. <BR... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 19:06:09 EST Strong core for balance challenge - Nov 2 - 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59632294 Core muscles are responsible for holding the body upright and supporting every motion from sitting to standing, running to jumping. Developing core muscles is essential to good physical fitness and prevention of injuries in the gym. When focusing on core muscles it is important to understand the vastness of this muscle group. <BR> The Basic Core Muscles <BR> Basic core muscles include the abdominals and back muscles. These muscles are concentrated in the center of the body. Many people believ... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 16:25:51 EST November Chit-Chat Corner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59623384 Daily Chit Chat." It's a topic that we all seem to like. It's a place that anyone on the team can go to each day (or anytime they feel like) and just check in with each other, say hi, talk about the weather, discuss issues, weight loss topics, It's a nice way to get to know the active members on the team better and you don't have to stay on one topic. The "Daily Chit Chat" post can be used every day by anybody! <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone and I hope to hear from lots of you! Happy No... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:10:03 EST How To Overcome Destructive Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59616802 When you can't stop thinking about it <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.jeremybinns.com/2013/03/21/how-t<BR>o-overcome-destructive-thoughts/ </link> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:52:44 EST Confused about ???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59606888 I use a Fitbit to count my steps. I've been working really hard at not sitting still any more than I need to. But when I go to put the times in the exercise columns I've been questioning why I use only the very active category. <BR> <BR> My normal day looks a bit like this. There are 12 to 15 hours of not moving, 3 to 4 hours of lights activity with about the same amount of time in the moderately active category and then there are 15 to 40 minutes in the very active space. <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:44:38 EST nervous knees http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59587397 I wonder if knees can actually be nervous ... probably not and it's more a case of me being nervous on my knees behalf. Last year when I was doing some of the chair exercises regularly I ended up hurting both knees, especially the left one. I think partly or even mostly because I was asking my knee to do a lot of things without building up supporting muscles first and overdid things in a way that wasn't good <BR> <BR> Now I'm wanting to do more of the chair exercises again along with walking... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 02:43:18 EST November Newsletter, calendar and lots more http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59587190 I have just loaded the November Newsletter onto my web site. <BR> <BR> I have Continued our series on Gifts in Jars - this month the cookery section has a Soup Kitchen, Cafe Quad E, offering coffee, chocolate and tea as well as looking ahead and including some history, and recipes for Mulled Spiced drinks,and a few goodies for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. All the recipes will make good cheap presents as well as being useful in your own pantries!! <BR> The usual articles haven’t been fo... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 01:27:31 EST Having to stop for 4 days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59587128 I thought I was doing better so I decided to walk to the car with out my walker. Me and the ground got into a fight and it won. My knee twisted or buckled out from under me and I fell to the ground hard. Doctor put me I a brace from my hip to my ankle. I am not sure if something is tore but like the doctor told me it would have to heal on it own as in his words I am to over weight for knee surgery.... I feel very let down and almost in tears over it even now. I just want to walk again with o... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 01:10:10 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 26th ----- 1st Nov http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x59567671 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do that video. The time 5....15 is also not set in concrete You can do 5 or you can do 30 which ever suits you. <BR... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:54:02 EST Common Health Mistakes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59565992 Health is a complicated thing, and can be affected by things we'd never suspect were doing harm. <BR> <BR> So much for me drying my clothes in the lounge room with the heater when it has been raining. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=12650&memberid=863854 </link> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:44:06 EST What Is Destructive Thinking? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59565968 Can you relate to this ????? <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/specialists/b<BR>ehavioralhealth/binks/qa/what-is-destr<BR>uctive-thinking/index.aspx?pos=4&xid=n<BR>l_EverydayHealthWomensHealth_20141025 </link> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:41:09 EST