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 English is One Strange Language... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59264451 English is One Strange Language...It certainly is, stupid also one word with 2 different meanings grrrrrrr <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=12224&memberid=863854 </link> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 19:04:58 EST What Season Are You? - Quiz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59241257 What Season Are You? <BR> 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. So as we represent the times of year, so we can represent our different selves. This isn't about our favorite season, it's about what season is the best metaphor to who we are. Take our test to find the season that most matches your personality. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:16:01 EST How to Make Overnight Oats Without A Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59241231 How to Make Overnight Oats Without A Recipe <BR> Muesli or overnight oats have had a renaissance over the last few years and with good reason. It’s a quick, cool and nourishing breakfast packed with health benefits. Read on to find out why you should give it a regular spot in your rotation and how to put this dish together – no recipe required! <BR> <link>fraservalley.healthcastle.com/how-ma<BR>ke-overnight-oats-without-recipe </link> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:12:57 EST I was active here before http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59236167 When I had a serious infection, well now I'm back because of a painful injury to my toe. zi feeel out of bed at my boyfriend's house (don't ask, long story). and I ripped off the top 1/3 of my toenail. Yes it hurts very bad and I'm wondering if chair exercises would be a good alternative to my regular routine. Please help with any tips or suggestions! <em>247</em> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:06:52 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 21st ----- 27th Sept http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x59212949 <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> Heavens I couldn't believe the week has past us and I am posting the exercises already <BR> <BR> For those that don't know or forget how to Copy and Paste <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=c66pvfilotA </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun 28th ........... Seated leg and knees <BR> Mon 29th ............. ... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:58:44 EST Self-esteem Workshop - Module 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59210903 I have just loaded Module 3 into my web site - <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> click on the "self-esteem Workshop" button <BR> Keep in mind that you are doiung this workshop at your own pace - please complete the previous modules before going on to this one - they all build on each other!! <BR> You can use this thread for any comments, questions etc!! <BR> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:50:46 EST The Ultimate Food Storage Cheat Sheet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59209993 It's hard to know exactly when food passes that magical barrier between good and gone bad, tasty and disgusting. Something you might like to print out, or just keep. <BR> <BR> <em>492</em> <em>22</em> <em>496</em> <em>265</em> <em>467</em> <em>368</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=12158&memberid=863854 </link> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 18:30:06 EST Challenge Can You Help This Family Cross This Bri http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59189185 Riddle: How Will This Family Get Across the bridge? <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=12127&memberid=863854 </link> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:37:38 EST 135 Pounds Lost: Jaynee Says, ‘I Can Make Anything http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59182506 What was the turning point that prompted you to lose weight? ????? <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/columns/weigh<BR>t-loss-success-stories/135-pounds-lost<BR>-jaynee-says-can-make-anything-workout<BR>/?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthWomensHea<BR>lth_20140917 </link> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:46:47 EST 135 Pounds Lost: Jaynee Says, ‘I Can Make Anything http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59182500 What was the turning point that prompted you to lose weight????? <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/columns/weigh<BR>t-loss-success-stories/135-pounds-lost<BR>-jaynee-says-can-make-anything-workout<BR>/?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthWomensHea<BR>lth_20140917 </link> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:43:36 EST Exercise 5 ...15min--- 14th ----- 20th Sept http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x59137960 <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> For those that don't know or forget how to Copy and Paste <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=c66pvfilotA </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun 21st ........... Seated leg and knees <BR> Mon 22nd ............. Core <BR> Tue 23rd ... ...... Lower body <BR> Wed 24th............... Upper body <B... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 02:32:47 EST Sports Drinks + homemade - versus Energy Drinks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59134727 Sports Drinks versus Energy Drinks <BR> <BR> Getting back to the gym or picking up a new sport may be on your list of New Year's Resolutions. With TV commercials showcasing professional athletes drinking sports or energy drinks, do you need these drinks if you are active? <BR> <link>www.healthcastle.com/sports_drinks.s<BR>html </link> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 18:57:43 EST Self-esteem Workshop - module 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59134645 I have just loaded module 2 into my web site <BR> go to: <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> and click the :Self-esteem Workshop " button <BR> <BR> Remember you should not start Module 2 until you have finished the Introduction and Module 1 - these modules all build on each other and you will not get the benefit unless you work through each one in turn. <BR> They will remain on my web site indefinately. <BR> <BR> This thread is for any discussion or questions you may have. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 18:45:14 EST Chair Marching Challenge - Sept 14th - 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59134576 <em>319</em> <em>313</em> <em>319</em> <em>311</em> <em>319</em> <em>313</em> <em>319</em> <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> The challenge this week is to use the TV commercial break time (or a minimum of 10 min in the day)!! Every day for the next 2 weeks I want you to either Chair March and use your arms in a swimming motion in at least 3 commercial breaks every day/evening while you are watching TV (or a minimum of 10 min in the day). <em>319</em> <em>319</em> <em>319... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 18:31:52 EST 2 Reasons Diet Soda Makes You Fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59115478 Think you’re saving calories by ordering a diet soda? Maybe in the short-term… but <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/2-surprisi<BR>ng-ways-diet-soda-makes-you-fat.html </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> 14 Reasons to Ditch Diet Soda <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/14-reasons<BR>-to-ditch-diet-soda.html </link> <BR> <BR> This Post Will Make You Stop Drinking Soda Instantly <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/this-post-<BR>will-make-you-stop-drinking-soda-insta<BR>nt... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:08:59 EST How to Download Your Favorite Music from Youtube! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59108568 Do you have some songs you'd really love to hear or take with your on your ipod or mp3 player, but don't want to mess around with downloading applications you have no idea how to use? <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=12035&memberid=865417 </link> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 04:50:19 EST 30 Sad Sweet Songs That Touched Us http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59106736 This is a list of ' Oldies" along with videos of the artist singing the song. If you want to save it to your computer, just Copy and Paste into where you want to keep it. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=12024&memberid=863854 </link> <BR> <BR> Barbara Streisand to Ray Charles From Eric Clapton to the Abba, from Elvis Presley to Billy Joel. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:50:56 EST Tasmania: My Beautiful Island Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59094591 The Island of Spectacular Beauty My Home <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=12007&memberid=863854 </link> Tue, 9 Sep 2014 18:15:58 EST Exercise 5 ...15min 7th Sep - 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x59073666 <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> For those that don't know or forget how to Copy and Paste <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=c66pvfilotA </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun 14th ........... Seated leg and knees <BR> Mon 15th ............. Core <BR> Tue 16th ... ...... Lower body <BR> Wed 17th............... Upper body <BR... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 19:26:34 EST Become a Browsing Expert with These 8 Tricks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59073256 few tricks that will help you make the most of browsing the internet <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=11975&memberid=863854 </link> Sun, 7 Sep 2014 18:21:58 EST Simple Exercises to prevent osteoporosis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59066807 I just uploaded a leaflet you can print - containing diagrams and directions for exercises. <BR> You can find it by going to <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> <BR> Click on the "booklets" button then open the folder "Exercise related" <BR> <BR> Remember a lot of exercises done on the floor can also be done on the bed!! <BR> Have fun!! Sun, 7 Sep 2014 05:19:35 EST Another timewaster!! One for the jigsaw lovers. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x59066737 Solve the Patchwork Puzzles <BR> <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=11971&memberid=865417 </link> <BR> <BR> I got to level 5 before I had to stop to do the tea washing up!! (that's my excuse anyway!! <em>334</em> ) Sun, 7 Sep 2014 04:27:20 EST Stay Energized & Awake With These Great Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59048220 Are you constantly feeling tired ???? <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=11939&memberid=863854 </link> Fri, 5 Sep 2014 06:23:57 EST Are You Ready for BookBook? (funny!!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59047721 Are You Ready for BookBook? <BR> <BR> It seems like every day we hear of some amazing new gadget that lets us browse and read better, from cellphones to tablet computers to electronic readers. In this hilarious Ikea ad, the Swedish company pokes fun at the style of presentation companies like Apple are famous for - the awe-driven description of their products, by introducing you to BookBook, and you won't believe the features! <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=11936&mem... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 02:51:34 EST 5 Health Benefits Oatmeal Provides http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59037697 We all know oatmeal is good for us... <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=11929&memberid=863854 </link> Thu, 4 Sep 2014 06:45:36 EST 20 computer Shortcuts Using the Windows Key http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x59033638 20 Great Shortcuts Using the Windows Key <BR> <BR> Our Keyboard has many necessary keys, which we mainly know and use on a regular basis, but there are some other special combinations that can save us time and make life easier when using the computer. One of the most useful, yet often ignored, keys is the “Windows” key. It is directly related to the Windows operating system functions and when used in combination with certain other keys – it turns even the most non-computer-friendly person in... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 18:56:17 EST Guide: How to Perform CPR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59026848 Guide: How to Perform CPR <BR> <BR> CPR Stands for “CardioPulmonary Resuscitation” - an emergency procedure that is performed in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function in a person who is in cardiac arrest. Performing CPR is quite easy to learn and can one day save the life of your loved ones. Almost 90% of cardiac arrests occur at home, where people depend on the immediate attention of their family members. You need to act quickly - At four minutes without oxygen, a human will... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 05:03:22 EST Game: Help This Adorable Panda Get His Oranges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59026449 The object of the game is to get the orange to the Panda, sounds simple enough, no? Use your brain to move the orange around the screen, avoid obstacles and collect stars for extra points! I played this game for hours! <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=11914&memberid=865417 </link> Wed, 3 Sep 2014 01:36:17 EST Let's Hang Out:14 DIY Ideas that Hang from Ceiling http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59023490 Let's Hang Out: 14 DIY Ideas that Hang from Ceiling <BR> <BR> Whether it's a pendant light, a planter, a mobile, or even a suspended table, if it's cool and it hangs from the ceiling, it's probably in this roundup. There are a lot of great ideas that would be perfect to try over the long, upcoming, Labor Day weekend. So 'let's hang out' and go through this list of 14 hanging DIY ideas to see what inspires you. <BR> <link>www.curbly.com/users/brittni-mehlhof<BR>f/posts/16411-let-s-hang-... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 19:17:17 EST How to Organize your Desk in 6 Simple Steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59023462 Before and After: How to Style and Organize your Desk in 6 Simple Steps <BR> <BR> Does your desk look anything like mine? Disorganized, a little messy, and just kind of boring? If so, I have some tips to help get your desk organized and looking good, in a flash. Click through to see the after photos and my 6 tips for styling and organizing your desk space <BR> <BR> . <link>www.curbly.com/users/brittni-mehlhof<BR>f/posts/16410-before-and-after-how-to-<BR>style-and-organize-your-desk-in-... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 19:14:29 EST I AM SEEING RED! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59005847 I was at a hotel today that had a van access for the handicapped parking and someone was parked in the space. I was trying to write a note stating this space was for access when the owner of the vehicle came out. He said that there were no other parking spots when he drove in. I said something about he was parked in an access place for wheelchairs and his reply that there was enough room for a wheel chair to get in! I said not if it was an electric chair and Oh, I hadn't thought of that. ... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 06:21:29 EST The Super Cat & Dog Video of the Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x59005549 <BR> This video is just so much fun, we've watched it 3 times over already! For all you cat lovers out there (and some dog) - this is one of the most hilarious and adorable video we've ever seen! <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=11888&memberid=865417 </link> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 04:59:37 EST 6 Ways to Get Rid of a Headache Without Medication http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59002591 Getting a headache or worse, a migraine, being a sinus sufferer I can relate to this as many others can. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=11880&memberid=863854 </link> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:38:13 EST Exercise 5 ...15min 31st ----- 6th Sept http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x59002312 <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> For those that don't know or forget how to Copy and Paste <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=c66pvfilotA </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun 7th ........... Seated leg and knees <BR> Mon 8th ............. Core <BR> Tue 9th ... ...... Lower body <BR> Wed 10th............... Upper body <BR> Th... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:51:36 EST Chair Marching Challenge - 31st Aug - 13th Sept http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58992637 <em>319</em> <em>359</em> <em>319</em> <em>359</em> <em>319</em> <em>359</em> <em>359</em> <em>359</em> <em>319</em> <BR> <BR> The challenge this week is to use the TV commercial break time!! <BR> Every day for the next 2 weeks I want you to either Chair March or use your arms in a swimming motion (preferably both) in at least 3 commercial breaks every day/evening while you are watching TV. <BR> <BR> N.B. If you don't watch TV - then do 10 min a day - either in... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:37:11 EST Self-esteem Workshop - http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58992269 Hi Team, <BR> I feel like saying - 1..2..3..Start today - yes its the Introduction to the Self-esteem workshop - and the start of the real "work"!! <BR> I have just entered the Introduction Section with a couple of worksheets and some extra info. <BR> The idea of thios week is to help you understand what is involved in this workshop and for you to sort out what you feel you need to concentrate on particularly in the coming weeks to most benefit yourselves!! <BR> <BR> You will find it all at... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:59:44 EST The Natural Wonders of Green Tea! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x58985197 I wish I could drink " Green Tea" I can't come at all the flavours I like my tea as plain normal tea. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=11859&memberid=863854#.VADzhWPiuDw </link> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:45:43 EST 10 Inflaming vs. 10 Anti-Inf ammation Foods! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x58978910 Inflammation is a condition in which a part of the body shows symptoms of becoming red, swollen, hot and most of the time <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=11848&memberid=863854#.VAAayGPiuDw </link> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 02:18:44 EST Russian Circus Cats are Amazing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58975172 This wonderful performance could be seen at the 10th Moscow International Youth Festival of Circus Arts in the Nikulin Circus Boulevard. This clever cat was taught using only positive reinforcement (have you ever met a cat that responded to anything else?) and not only follows orders, but is a highly skilled performer in its own right. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=11836&memberid=865417#.U_-L02PiuQw </link> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:09:42 EST Time for a giggle!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x58975128 Do you allow your man in the kitchen??? Think twice in future! <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=11844&memberid=865417#.U_-KN2PiuQw </link> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:03:23 EST Ooops!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x58965720 Hilarious Compilation of Guard Bloopers! <BR> <BR> Being a professional guard isn't an easy job. You have to be ready to perform complex manuavers, ride horses, be quick on your step and above all - never break formation. <BR> <BR> Well, that's how it's supposed to be, anyway... <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=11824&memberid=865417#.U_41amPiuQw </link> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:48:45 EST September Newsletter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x58959175 The September Newsletter is now available!! <BR> Go to <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> and click on the button "Current CE Team Newsletter" <BR> This month is another full newsletter - though not as bumper as last month!! As promised the Exercise of the Month has started - and will be a regular feature each month. <BR> There is also an amazing story of perseverence against the odds by a team member, and articles and recipes on Quinoa <BR> The reguar Sparkpeople feature is there as ... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:04:43 EST Short Chair Marching Demonstration http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58930994 I just added a short demonstration of Chair Marching to the Chair Exercise YouTube Video Channel - <BR> NOTE: If you do it with the video - either repeat several times or extend the time you do each movement!! It is a demonstration ONLY!! <BR> <BR> <link>youtu.be/9ktYI1EZ89Q?list=PLpNdH752u<BR>T_SvUeu2LJx_zKKNKV-B2Y33 </link> <BR> <BR> A longer video on Chair Marching will be coming soon!! Sun, 24 Aug 2014 03:38:23 EST Exercise 5 ...15min 23rd-----30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x58930856 <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> For those that don't know or forget how to Copy and Paste <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=c66pvfilotA </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun 31st ........... Seated leg and knees <BR> Mon 1st ............. Core <BR> Tue 2nd ... ...... Lower body <BR> Wed 3rd............... Upper body <BR> Th... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 02:22:15 EST Vegetable Challenge - 24th - 30th Aug http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58927735 Nutrition challenge - Vegetables <BR> <BR> 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> ... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:09:58 EST Self-esteem Workshop - Preparation - Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58927348 Next week I will be posting the Introduction to the Self-esteem workshop. <BR> This workshop is unlike anything I have done before. But then I guess Self-esteem is unlike anything else we have done either. <BR> <BR> Self-esteem is not something you can flick through or read the first couple of lines and say you have done it – nor can you buy it in Walmart!! It is something you have to take time over, work at, all the time – and something you have to do for yourself!! <BR> Self-esteem is a ... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:44:50 EST A Bludger's Guide to Fitness!! Slide Show. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58908696 Are you having commitment issues? Most of us start out strong with visions of thrice-weekly trips to the gym and all manner of flexing opportunities. <BR> <BR> Over time, though, our enthusiasm wanes and jobs and family life impinge on our workout regimen (or at least become a damn fine excuse). <BR> <BR> But what if you could sneak in exercise and fat-burning foods by taking the easy way out? Welcome to the bludger’s regimen. <BR> <link>www.bodyandsoul.com.au/fitness/train<BR>ing+tips/ga... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:51:43 EST Bad Day?? This should brighten things up!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58908320 If you are having a bad day, or even if you aren't, this video should brighten things up - <BR> <BR> <link>youtu.be/O7D-1RG-VRk </link> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:52:25 EST 22 Tips to Troubleshoot Your Computer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x58890900 Your PC Troubleshooting Cheatsheet <em>18</em> When you are about to pull your hair out ... <em>33</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=11711&memberid=863854#.U_PtgmPiuDw </link> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:39:11 EST Great Extra Uses for Regular Aluminum Foil! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x58890853 There are a few typos in this, or perhaps spelling errors ... <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=11712&memberid=863854#.U_Pro2PiuDw </link> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:32:22 EST Anyone using Resistance bands? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x58879170 Trying to figure out how to use resistance bands for the legs while in a chair. Looking for advice on videos or books or pamphlets! Please help! I need to build the muscles in legs as well as arms! <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:20:37 EST The Quick Cooking Cheat Sheet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58878883 Love homemade food but hate how long it takes? I've compiled a little cheat-sheet for you that will save you a whole lot of time and stress the next time you cook. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=11696&memberid=865417#.U_Jj4mM0eQw </link> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:38:47 EST 10 foods you shouldn't give up - slide show http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58878849 We're bombarded with new diets, new superfoods and new food crazes all the time but there are some things that should remain a constant in your diet no matter what. Accredited practising dietitian Geraldine Georgeou outlines the 10 foods you shouldn't give up (and yes, chocolate is one of them!). <link>www.bodyandsoul.com.au/nutrition/nut<BR>rition+tips/galleries/10+foods+you+sho<BR>uldnt+give+up,27423 </link> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:35:19 EST Exercise 5 ...15min 17th ---23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x58862975 <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> For those that don't know or forget how to Copy and Paste <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=c66pvfilotA </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun 24th ........... Seated leg and knees <BR> Mon 25th ............. Core <BR> Tue 26th ... ...... Lower body <BR> Wed 27th............... ... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 02:38:13 EST The fat equation: How much is healthy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x58852248 Confused about whether you can spread butter on your toast <BR> <BR> <link>www.bodyandsoul.com.au/health/health<BR>+news/the+fat+equation+how+much+is+hea<BR>lthyr,32229 </link> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:29:20 EST 22 Home Tips That'll Make Your Life Easier http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x58852225 We usually spend too much time just trying to streamline our lives, making daily living a bit easier, a bit quicker. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=11645&memberid=863854#.U-6k3GMl9XN </link> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:26:29 EST Use or lose it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x58848916 My office received a call from Marjorie recently. She shared with us that she has been doing chair exercise toning videos for many years. She has used them so much, that one of them has worn out! She plans to continue doing one of them each day. When asked about the secret to her longevity with good health both in body and mind... She says she exercises very consistently, eats right and also has a good time! She reminded us that, "If you don't use it- you lose it". Wow! Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:35:53 EST 22 Home Remedies Made from Home Ingredients! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x58842255 <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content_11206/22_H<BR>ome_Remedies_Made_from_Home_Ingredient<BR>s!.aspx#.U-1Pp2Ml9XM </link> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:14:19 EST 25 Extra Uses for Olive Oil You May Not Have Heard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x58842192 25 Uses for Olive Oil! <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=10365#.U-1OcmMl9XM </link> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:08:19 EST Everything You Need to Know About Ebola http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58840571 Everything You Need to Know About Ebola <BR> <BR> Along with everything else we generally get on the news, recently we’ve been hearing more and more about the recent Ebola outbreak in Africa, and that American citizens with the disease have been flown into the U.S. for the first time. This can be very scary, especially when you don’t really know what Ebola is, so I’ve created this guide to help you understand the history, current state and the likely future of Ebola. <link>www.ba-bamail.com... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:58:36 EST For all you Chair Dancing Fitness Fans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x58832341 For You Chair Dancing Fans: <BR> I got this from Chair Dancing Fitness yesterday: <BR> Youcan find them at: <link>www.chairdancing.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Tune in to Q-Check on QVC Thursday at 12pm, Eastern time. <BR> <BR> Jodi will show you that even with a broken wrist she is still exercising, and you can too! <BR> <BR> We would love to hear your inspiring stories of fitness... <BR> was there ever a time you had to get creative to get your workout in? <BR> Share your story and ... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:11:38 EST 20 Great Uses for Vinegar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x58813599 20 Ways Vinegar Can Work Miracles for You <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=10665#.U-ln1WMl9XM </link> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 21:07:19 EST 10 Complications of Diabetes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x58813480 <link>www.sharecare.com/health/type-2-diab<BR>etes/health-guide/living-younger-with-<BR>diabetes/10-diabetes-complications?eid<BR>=1010715548&memberid=28974662&_sid=532<BR>2888c-56ce-40d4-b166-6f333e337fa3&#cmpid=sceml00 </link> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:54:31 EST The Snack Food Hall of Shame http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x58795313 The Snack Food Hall of Shame <BR> <BR> If you buy a snack at a fast-food restaurant or other convenience outlet, beware <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/photogallery/<BR>Snack-food-hall-of-shame.aspx?pos=1&xi<BR>d=nl_EverydayHealthWomensHealth_20140808 </link> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 01:31:15 EST Exercise 5 ...15 10th ---16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x58795130 <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> For those that don't know or forget how to Copy and Paste <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=c66pvfilotA </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun 17th ........... Seated leg and knees <BR> Mon 18th ............. Core <BR> Tue 19th ... ...... Lower body <BR> Wed 20th............... ... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 00:41:59 EST Calorie Challenge - 10th - 23rd Aug http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58792580 For the next 2 weeks we will have a calorie challenge – running from 10th – 23rd August <BR> 1 – Track ALL food eaten on your nutrition tracker every day <BR> EITHER: <BR> 2 – Record the target range of calories that Sparkpeople gives you for each day and then record whether you ate within that target <BR> OR <BR> 3 – Record the number of calories you actually ate each day <BR> Remember to track EVERYTHING you eat – if you cheat – it is only yourself you are cheating!! <BR> You can copy an... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 19:14:02 EST What Happens After You Drink a Can of Cola.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x58777263 The Effects of Cola on Your Body After One Hour <em>262</em> <BR> This is scary and should be an eye opener <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=11537&memberid=863854#.U-R3a2Ml9XM </link> Fri, 8 Aug 2014 03:11:39 EST Diabetics Carry an Extra Burden of Shame http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x58775020 <BR> <BR> Even some doctors admit they blame the patient when it comes to type 2 diabetes. That prejudice may be adding to a health crisis. <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/health-report<BR>/cs-type-2-diabetes-shame-extra-burden<BR>.aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_everydayhealthwomen<BR>shealth_20140807 </link> Thu, 7 Aug 2014 20:34:34 EST Game - Challenge Your Brain With "Apple Harvest".. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58762993 Today's brain-teaser is called "Apple Harvest 2". In this game, you simply need to think, use your imagination and draw a few lines to put the apples in crates. Sounds simple enough, right? Give it a shot, it's oodles and oodles of fun! (And you'll end up humming the tune all day long).... <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=11499&memberid=865417#.U-KCIWOc48A </link> Wed, 6 Aug 2014 15:32:26 EST Quiz - How Well Do You Know English? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x58762899 English is the most popular language in the world, with roots going thousands of years and influenced by German, Latin, French & more! By our time, the language has been enriched by a plethora of new words for expressions. This Quiz will let you test your knowledge of English....... <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=11518&memberid=865417#.U-J_5GOc48A </link> Wed, 6 Aug 2014 15:22:47 EST Top 5 Fermented Foods For Beginners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58762830 Fermented foods are a key ingredient in any healthy diet and have been present in traditional food cultures for thousands of years. Learn why fermented foods should be added to your arsenal and Michelle's top 5 foods to try out now, even if you're new to the scene.......... <BR> <link>fraservalley.healthcastle.com/top-5-<BR>fermented-foods-beginners </link> Wed, 6 Aug 2014 15:14:44 EST Hi I'm Jeanne and new to team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x58748476 Hi All! <BR> I'm looking for active teams! I hope this is one! I am 45 years old and can only do chair exercise due to a back disability! I have been on SP since my b-day, June 26th but only really got active on it on July 22nd! I am so excited by this new lifestyle! I am enjoying some of the fruits of my labors already with a 5 lb wt. loss and more flexibility and stamina! Eating healthy is something my body seems to really like as well. I blog daily. Tue, 5 Aug 2014 08:22:23 EST The Beginner's Guide for a Faster Computer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x58747136 You’re trying to get something done on your computer ????? <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=11453&memberid=863854#.U-CXwmO2VXM </link> Tue, 5 Aug 2014 04:40:57 EST Weight A Healthy Breakfast for Weight-Loss Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x58736432 Your breakfast choices lay the foundation for your entire day and your long-term health. But you don't have to stick with the traditional options <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/weight/eating<BR>-a-healthy-breakfast.aspx?pos=1&xid=nl<BR>_EverydayHealthWomensHealth_20140803 </link> Mon, 4 Aug 2014 04:27:51 EST Be Accountable to YOU!! Challenge - Aug 3rd - 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58734358 My challenge to you for this week is for YOU to be accountable to YOURSELF!! <BR> <BR> Every evening – I want you to sit for a few moments and answer to yourself, truthfully – <BR> Am I happy with my food choices today? <BR> If not, why not? <BR> What steps can I take to improve my food choices tomorrow? <BR> <BR> Am I happy with the amount of exercise/movement I did today? <BR> If not, why not? <BR> What steps can I take to improve the amount of exercise/movement I do tomorrow? <BR> <B... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 21:53:49 EST Live To Eat, Not Eat To Live: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x58726280 Why We Need Good Food Everyday <BR> <BR> <link>gavanmurphy.com/why-we-need-good-foo<BR>d-everyday-2/ </link> Sun, 3 Aug 2014 05:02:45 EST Exercise 5 ...15 3rd ---9th Aug http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x58726219 <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> For those that don't know or forget how to Copy and Paste <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=c66pvfilotA </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun 10th ........... Seated leg and knees <BR> Mon 11th ............. Core <BR> Tue 12th ... ...... Lower body <BR> Wed 13th............... ... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 04:29:20 EST Be Thankful for what you have http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x58717082 The World is Mine <BR> Today, upon a bus, I saw a very beautiful woman <BR> And wished I were as beautiful. <BR> When suddenly she rose to leave, <BR> I saw her hobble down the aisle. <BR> She had one leg and wore a crutch. <BR> But as she passed, she passed a smile. <BR> Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. <BR> I have two legs; the world is mine. <BR> <BR> I stopped to buy some candy. <BR> The lad who sold it had such charm. <BR> I talked with him, he seemed so glad. <BR> If I were late, it'd... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 04:46:32 EST Babyboomers React to Google Glass http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x58704704 Nowadays, all kids are talking about is Google Glass, <BR> Heaven help us, what next ... Scaryeeeeeeeeeeeeeee <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=11406&memberid=863854#.U9rxumNIppJ </link> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:49:17 EST 7 'Healthy' Foods You Should Avoid! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x58703952 Nutritional advice must be taken carefully. Remeber when they say " Lite" " Fat Free " check the sugar with the normal brand. When they take out fat, the add sugar. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=11427&memberid=863854#.U9rZkmNIppI </link> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:10:22 EST 14 Surprising Uses for Onions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x58703870 Rich in antioxidants, thought to prevent cancer, diabetes, and even the common cold, onions are nothing if not a superfood. <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/14-surpris<BR>ing-uses-for-onions.html </link> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:58:58 EST 5 Foods Proven to Make You Happier http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x58703751 Can you find happiness in your fridge? Yes—as long as you’re eating the right stuff. Looking for a pick-me-up? Here’s what to nosh on: <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/5-foods-pr<BR>oven-to-make-you-happier.html </link> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:40:53 EST August Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x58703438 Good morning from a chilly snow capped mountains here in Hobart Tasmania. <BR> Can you believe this is the 1st day of August, some ome should put the breaks on this planet as Mother Earth is spinning too fast. <BR> Better pull up a chair, have a <em>106</em> and lets chat. <em>220</em> <em>361</em> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:44:42 EST Beet Ginger Lime Smoothie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58703336 In need of a not too sweet but totally refreshing smoothie? You're in luck, this is a beet smoothie for beet lovers. With just a hint of sweetness the natural flavours shine through. With anti-inflammatory ingredients, its also a great way to help recover from a workout, or just start your day off on the right food. Find out what's inside and why you should add it to your rotation below. <BR> <link>fraservalley.healthcastle.com/post-w<BR>orkout-beet-ginger-lime-smoothie </link> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:23:46 EST The Easiest, Fastest Way To Cut A Watermelon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58676552 This is brilliant!! <BR> <link>youtu.be/Lq14KIgdJOA </link> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:18:13 EST Diabetes Superfoods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x58663305 Ever see the top 10 lists for foods everyone should eat to superpower your diet? Ever wonder which will mesh with your diabetes meal plan? Wonder no more. Your list of the top 10 diabetes superfoods has arrived. - <BR> <BR> <link>www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/fo<BR>od/what-can-i-eat/making-healthy-food-<BR>choices/diabetes-superfoods.html </link> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:00:08 EST 8 Common Myths About Dehydration http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x58656174 Water plays an integral role in nearly every biological process in the body. <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/8-common-m<BR>yths-about-dehydration.html </link> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 03:11:51 EST Exercise 5 ...15 27th -----2nd Aug with video's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x58656151 <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> Sun 3rd ........... Seated leg and knees <BR> Mon 4th ............. Core <BR> Tue 5th ... ...... Lower body <BR> Wed 6th............... Upper body <BR> Thu 7tht ............... Core <BR> Fri 8th ................ Aerobics <BR> Sat 9th ....................you can do anything liste... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 02:48:35 EST Healthy Week Challenge - 27th July - 2nd Aug http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58655977 Healthy Week Challenge and it will take place from July 27th – Aug 2nd 2014 <BR> Chose four (4) or more of the following Mini Challenges: <BR> <BR> 1. Drink 6-8 glasses of water, Daily. (NOTE: 1 glass = 8oz or 250ml) <BR> <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> 2. Chair March (march with your legs, lifting your feet on every step, while sitting) for at least 10 mins every day. The 10 mins can be split over the day. <BR> <em>319</em> <BR> 3. Do some movement other than chair marching (gym, walki... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 01:28:23 EST Are you glutin free (or nearly)and is it helping? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x58635697 I keep hearing from members that they are going "glutin free" (or trying to) and although they are not actually alergic to glutin its helping a lot of other illnesses. <BR> I want to try to do some research on this but I need a few pointers from you <BR> <BR> To start you off Littlewind has said her sister is going glutin free and its helping MS <BR> <BR> Thank you. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:01:06 EST August Newsletter and Survey Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x58635085 I have just loaded the August Bumper Vacation edition of the Chair Exercise Team Newsletter into my web site - with the 2014 Survey Results <BR> <BR> I loaded the newsletter early - as its a Bumper Vacation edition - so Bumper that I divided it into different sections so you could pick and choose what is useful for you. <BR> <BR> I have also included an Index - of the articles in the main magazine that is linked to that article - click on the article you want in the index and boom!! you wil... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:57:44 EST Coffee around the world - fascinating!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58633836 WHEN you’re navigating your way through foreign streets and getting used to new cultures and cuisines while travelling, you could be excused for thinking that the simplest way to start the day would be with a cup of coffee. <BR> <link>www.news.com.au/travel/travel-advice<BR>/what-you-need-to-know-about-coffee-ar<BR>ound-the-world/story-e6frfqfr-12270009<BR>17539?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email<BR>&utm_campaign=editorial&net_sub_uid=6218199 </link> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:57:29 EST Understanding Primary and Secondary Osteoarthritis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x58625403 The cause of your osteoarthritis will determine what type you have. <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/arthritis/ost<BR>eoarthritis/index.aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_Ev<BR>erydayHealthWomensHealth_20140723 </link> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:21:26 EST Almond Milk Isn’t As Great As You Think http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58625137 With the almond milk industry skyrocketing, it seems as though more and more people have made almonds their non-dairy, plant-based milk of choice. It’s quite understandable, but.......... <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/almond-mil<BR>k-isnt-as-great-as-you-think.html </link> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:47:34 EST 10 Computer Mouse Tips To Know http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x58624913 10 Computer Mouse Tips To Know <BR> <BR> While the mouse may seem like a trivial aspect of your computer, there are probably a lot of things you don't know about its use. Here are some great tips on how to maximize your use of the mouse, which will increase your overall productivity on the computer ........ <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=11308&memberid=865417#.U9A_62Oc48A </link> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:08:49 EST 1 in 4 Don’t Take High Blood Pressure Meds Correct http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x58604894 As the number of prescriptions for hypertension drugs rises, the actual number taken by patients goes down, urine tests show. <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/news/one-in-f<BR>our-dont-take-high-blood-pressure-meds<BR>-correctly-do-you/?pos=2&xid=nl_Everyd<BR>ayHealthWomensHealth_20140719 </link> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:54:38 EST Why You Need to Try Quinoa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x58604846 <link>www.sharecare.com/health/diet-nutrit<BR>ion/article/why-you-need-to-try-quinoa<BR>?eid=1010714558&memberid=28974662&_sid<BR>=5322888c-56ce-40d4-b166-6f333e337fa3&<BR>#cmpid=sceml00 </link> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:48:54 EST How Exercise Helps Osteoarthritis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x58604812 Find out how to get started with an osteoarthritis exercise program that's right for you and can help relieve your osteoarthritis symptoms <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/health-report<BR>/osteoarthritis-management/exercise-he<BR>lps-osteoarthritis.aspx?pos=2&xid=nl_e<BR>verydayhealthwomenshealth_20140718 </link> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:44:35 EST Exercise 5 ...15 20th -----26th July with video's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x58594016 <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> Sun 27th ........... Seated leg and knees <BR> Mon 28th ............. Core <BR> Tue 29th ... ...... Lower body <BR> Wed 30th............... Upper body <BR> Thu 31st ............... Core <BR> Fri 1st Aug ................ Aerobics <BR> Sat 2nd ....................you can do anyth... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 20:57:35 EST Challenge 20th - 26th July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58587096 This week I have posted some goals that I am sure you are trying to achieve - choose as many as you can - to concentrate on this week. If you wish you may add your own challenge as well. <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 05:23:27 EST 10 Worst Foods for Your Blood Sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x58566970 Want to keep your blood sugar level stable to manage diabetes? Watch out for these foods. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sharecare.com/health/type-2-diab<BR>etes/health-guide/living-younger-with-<BR>diabetes/10-worst-foods-for-diabetes?e<BR>id=1010714285&memberid=28974662&_sid=5<BR>322888c-56ce-40d4-b166-6f333e337fa3&#cmpid=sceml00 </link> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:30:02 EST Self Esteem Program - are you interested? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x58523245 There seems to be some interest in self esteem improvement in the team - I guess its something many people feel the need for - and maybe often have no idea how to set about doing anything about it. <BR> I wondered if you would be interested in me running a 6 week program in self esteem improvement - starting in September ? <BR> It would run sort of like the treks - in that I would put information and worksheets on my web site for you to download and use at your own speed.. It would not be co... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 20:35:24 EST 15 Surprising Facts and Benefits of Coffee. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x58522929 Some of us just can't make it through a day without our cup of coffee and I can't say it's hard to see why <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=11148&memberid=863854#.U8MZDbEY4rk </link> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 19:43:36 EST Exercise 5 ...15 13th -----19th July with video's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x58515734 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> Sorry ladies running a bit late <BR> <BR> Sun 20th ........... Seated leg and knees <BR> Mon 21st ............. Core <BR> Tue 22nd ... ...... Lower body <BR> Wed 23rd............... Upper body <BR> Thu 24th ............... Core <BR> Fri 25th................ Aerobics <BR> Sat 26th ....................you can do anything listed or do one of your own <BR> All the w... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 05:10:00 EST Attitude of Gratitude -5 day exercise - repeatable http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58511801 just found this today, so I wanted to share it with all of you. Here's what it says: <BR> <BR> This worksheet is to help you develop an Attitude of Gratitude in your life. It is simple to do each day and will over a short period of time make you feel good about what you have in your life and increase your vibration to attract better things into your life. <BR> <BR> Appreciating the people in your life improves your current relationships and will create new and supportive relationships. <BR>... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:16:05 EST Water Challenge - July 13th - 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58511767 <em>274</em> Water - its really important to drink enough water to keep hydrated so that your body runs well - but in summer its even more important as dehydration can make you really ill and in summer many elderly people especially become ill from dehydration - so this week - lets drink water!! <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> This challenge is a tough one, and one that most people need help with. <BR> <BR> The challenge is drink one glass of water upon waking, one w/ breakfast, two between bre... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:10:18 EST Building Self Esteem http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58506347 This week I am posting 5 things you can do for yourselves to help build your self esteem – next week I will post more things – try them – they really work and are very simple!! <BR> <BR> Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. – E.E. Cummings <BR> <BR> 1. Groom yourself. This seems like such an obvious one, but it’s amazing how much of a difference a shower and a shave can make in your feelings of sel... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 01:52:41 EST Oh Happy Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x58493988 <em>524</em> Just back from a 10 day sightseeing vacation to Chicago, Mount Rushmore, Pikes Peak, Kansas City, Gateway Arch in St. Lous MO and several other stops along the way. Lots of breakfast buffets and meals at great restaurants. I am so happy. I managed to keep with my healthy eating plan and exercise and only gained one pound for the whole trip. This has never happened to me before!! I always gain much more!!! I feel so blessed and grateful for SC/SP and this encouraging tea... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:15:54 EST Fiber-Rich Recipes to Help You Lose Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x58484177 Add more fiber to your meal to help you shed pounds. <BR> <BR> <link>www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/rec<BR>ipe_slideshows/fiber_rich_recipes_to_h<BR>elp_you_lose_weight?sssdmh=dm17.746968<BR>&utm_source=EWDNL&esrc=nwewd070714 </link> Wed, 9 Jul 2014 22:13:08 EST 12 Diabetes Risk Factors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x58484126 Can you improve your odds of dodging diabetes? <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sharecare.com/health/type-2-diab<BR>etes/health-guide/living-younger-with-<BR>diabetes/diabetes-risks?isEndPage=fals<BR>e&topicUri=type-2-diabetes&healthGuide<BR>Uri=living-younger-with-diabetes </link> Wed, 9 Jul 2014 22:09:19 EST 12 Diabetes Risk Factors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x58484083 Can you improve your odds of dodging diabetes? <BR> <BR> <link>www.sharecare.com/health/type-2-diab<BR>etes/health-guide/living-younger-with-<BR>diabetes/diabetes-risks?isEndPage=fals<BR>e&topicUri=type-2-diabetes&healthGuide<BR>Uri=living-younger-with-diabetes </link> Wed, 9 Jul 2014 22:06:31 EST Brand New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x58480142 Hi! <BR> <BR> My name is Lucy. I just signed up today. My left ankle is permanently injured from a fall on the ice 35 years ago. In my x-rays, the joint looks like someone took a hammer to it. I am 56 years old and 5' 6" tall. I have investigated and found lots of "no impact to the ankle" exercises I can do, but I run out of motivation a few months into my weight loss program when I try to follow it on my own, so I hope that Sparkspeople would offer the cheerleading I seem to need. Looking f... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 13:38:16 EST 10 Best Foods for Diabetes and Blood Sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x58463796 Some foods have a bigger impact on your blood sugar than others. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sharecare.com/health/type-2-diab<BR>etes/health-guide/living-younger-with-<BR>diabetes/10-best-foods-for-diabetes?ei<BR>d=1010711909&memberid=28974662&_sid=53<BR>22888c-56ce-40d4-b166-6f333e337fa3&#cmpid=sceml00 </link> Tue, 8 Jul 2014 04:50:44 EST Chair Exercise Team 2014 Survey July 7th - 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x58463333 Since I get no feedback from members about the team, and your opinion on how best we can help you matters to us.I have designed a survey to find out how we can best help you. <BR> So in order to make the Chair Exercise Team relevant to its members, and work in the best way possible for the members I am asking you to please take the time to fill in this year's survey for me. <BR> The survey will be open from now until 22nd July 2014 <BR> <BR> I have chosen to use Survey Monkey for this as I ... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 01:12:04 EST World Chocolate Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x58452363 <em>493</em> <em>493</em> <em>493</em> <em>493</em> <em>493</em> <em>493</em> <em>493</em> <em>493</em> <em>493</em> <em>493</em> <BR> TODAY is World Chocolate Day, a chance for chocolate-lovers around the world to unite in sweet, sweet happiness. <BR> <BR> But have you ever stopped to consider the ultimate question: What does your chocolate say about you?...................... <BR> <link>www.news.com.au/lifestyle/food/world<BR>-chocolate-day-what-your-chocola... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 02:51:46 EST Why Watercress is a Spring Produce Win http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58443351 We’re rounding out the Spring Produce Spotlight with one of my favorite unsung veggies <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/watercress<BR>-is-in-the-spring-produce-spotlight.html </link> Sun, 6 Jul 2014 07:35:30 EST 5 Myths About Aging, Debunked http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x58443326 We’ve been looking at this aging thing all wrong. <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/5-myths-ab<BR>out-aging-debunked.html </link> Sun, 6 Jul 2014 07:30:23 EST What Should You Include on Your Checklist to Manag http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x58443259 Upon learning you're diabetic, you'll need to learn how to change your diet, incorporate exercise into your day, monitor your blood sugar, and manage medications. <BR> <BR> Refresher................. <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/diabetes/expe<BR>rts-what-steps-should-be-included-in-y<BR>our-diabetes-treatment-plan.aspx?pos=1<BR>&xid=nl_EverydayHealthWomensHealth_20140702 </link> Sun, 6 Jul 2014 07:23:10 EST A Surprising Hazard of Sitting All Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x58443212 Who would have guessed that a natural posture could be so dangerous to our health? <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/is-sitting<BR>-hazardous-to-your-health.html </link> Sun, 6 Jul 2014 07:17:51 EST Exercise 5 ...15 6th -----12th July with video's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x58443187 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> Do you want to make improvments to your body ??? If so you need to exercise <BR> <BR> Sun 6th ........... Seated leg and knees <BR> Mon 7th ............. Core <BR> Tue 8th .... Lower body <BR> Wed 9th............... Upper body <BR> Thu 10th ............... Core <BR> Fri 11th................ Aerobics <BR> Sat 12th ....................you can do anything liste... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 07:13:15 EST Watermelon - is there more to it than water?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58442238 <em>491</em> Watermelon - Summer is finally in full swing and what better way to celebrate than featuring the staple fruit for hot weather: watermelon. Belonging to the same family of plants as cantaloupe and squash, watermelons are in peak season during the hot summer months, when they are sweet, juicy, and flavorful. ................... <BR> <link>www.healthcastle.com/watermelon-food<BR>-month </link> <BR> <em>491</em> <em>491</em> <em>491</em> <em>491</em> <em>491</em> ... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 01:26:45 EST Mini Challenge choice - 6th July - 12th July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58442199 This week there will be a SIX DAY Challenge. Join THREE or more Mini challenges following: <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> 1. Give out SIX SparkGoodies to Chair Exercise Team members during the Six Days! <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> 2. Visit and comment on SIX Chair Exercise Team BLOGS during the Six Days! <BR> <BR> <em>203</em> <BR> <BR> 3. Track your food for SIX DAYS during the challenge! <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> 4. Exercise at least 15 minutes Daily During t... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 01:20:31 EST July Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x58392173 Good Morning Team <BR> I've started this sticky topic for everyday chit chat. Here you can vent, complain, brag or what ever about your family, or your eating plan, loosing weight or gaining weight. <BR> I hope you will use this. <BR> Thanks <BR> Have a great day Tue, 1 Jul 2014 06:27:40 EST Exercise 5 ...15 29th -----5th July with video's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x58369768 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> You know to use it, or lose it. Must exercise <BR> <BR> Sun 13th ........... Seated leg and knees <BR> Mon 14th ............. Core <BR> Tue 15th .... Lower body <BR> Wed 16th............... Upper body <BR> Thu 17th ............... Core <BR> Fri 18th................ Aerobics <BR> Sat 19th ....................you can do anything listed or do one of your own ... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 01:58:00 EST Exercise Challenge 29th June - 5th July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58369567 Try a new EXERCISE – <BR> This week I would like to challenge you to "Try a new EXERCISE” <BR> <BR> So for this week try either a new form of aerobic exercise, a new strength training exercise, or a new exercise video from Anne Burnells page that you have never attempted before. <BR> Or be brave and attend an EXERCISE class for some exercise you have never dreamed of doing <BR> <BR> Let's see how much we can challenge ourselves to step out the box and do something different. <BR> Who ... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 01:07:26 EST 10 Ways Your Bad Breath Could Mean Bad Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x58367777 Checking your breath may not just save you from awkward social moments – it may save your life. From lung cancer to kidney failure, find out what medical conditions doctors can detect by telling you to just open your mouth. <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/dental-health<BR>-pictures/ways-your-bad-breath-could-m<BR>ean-bad-health.aspx?pos=2&xid=nl_Every<BR>dayHealthWomensHealth_20140628 </link> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 20:36:37 EST Best Fruits for Diabetes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x58340263 Forbidden fruit? Not if you make the right choices. These favorites are low-carb, low-GI, and good for your diabetes diet plan. <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/diabetes-pict<BR>ures/best-fruits-for-diabetes.aspx?pos<BR>=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthWomensHealth </link> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 02:39:17 EST July Newsletter, Calendar and 4th July brochure http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x58338754 The July Newsletter is in my web site - together with a couple of useful leaflets, a leaflet with healthy ideas for 4th July and the July Calendar!! <BR> Go to <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> and click on the button on the right hand side "current CE Team Newsletter" <BR> <BR> Please leave any feedback in this thread. <BR> <BR> Enjoy Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:12:44 EST Preventing Yeast Infections http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x58326648 Not always spoken about, yet can be a part of a females life .....What can we do to prevent them? <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/specialists/w<BR>oman/etingin/qa/preventing-yeast-infec<BR>tions/index.aspx?pos=4&xid=nl_Everyday<BR>HealthWomensHealth_20140624 </link> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:58:41 EST 12 Great Ways to Use Castle Soap http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x58326428 <BR> Going Green there are some good hints on how to use this soap <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/12-great-w<BR>ays-to-use-castile-soap.html </link> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:27:33 EST Exercise's 5 --15 mins with videos 22nd ---- 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x58297185 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> If you can move your arm's or your legs you can exercise <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun 29th ........... Seated leg and knees <BR> Mon 30th ............. Core <BR> Tue 1st July .... Lower body <BR> Wed 2nd............... Upper body <BR> Thu 3rd ............... Core <BR> Fri 4th................ Aerobics <BR> Sat 5th ....................you ... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 04:53:54 EST Health experts warn not to wash raw chicken http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58243225 <em>53</em> HEALTH experts are warning people against washing raw chicken before you cook it as it could lead to food poisoning. <BR> The Telegraph reports that two-thirds of cooks say they wash chicken as part of their food prep but the UK Food Standards Agency says it can spread a bacteria called Campylobacter, which is responsible for the majority of food poisoning cases........ <BR> <link>www.couriermail.com.au/lifestyle/foo<BR>d/health-experts-warn-not-to-wash-raw-<BR>chicken-before... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 02:15:54 EST Exercising 15th ------ 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x58219509 I have made a slight change, it is entirely up to you on what you want to do <BR> <BR> A lot of us may have our limits to our levels of physical activity but do what we can. <BR> Each of us knows our limits but we also know how far we can push ourselves to over come those limits. <BR> Some of us already have a routine established whether it's 30-60 minutes a day 2-3 days a week, 5-6 days a week or more. <BR> It's all good. <BR> <BR> If your new to the team and participating and just st... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 21:15:18 EST 6 day Progressive Challenge - 16th - 21st June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58219456 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. <BR> <BR> Tuesday: Exercise at least 10 minutes AND drink at least 6-8 glasses of water. <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) <BR> <BR> Thursday: Exercise at least 10 minutes, drink at least 6-8 glasses of wat... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 21:04:19 EST EASY challenge 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x58219455 E.A.S.Y. Challenge <BR> Perhaps you’re farther along than this? Well I have an E.A.S.Y. challenge for you as well -- <BR> <BR> E.A.S.Y. Challenge 2 (for those beyond the above) <BR> <BR> E.-- Exercise a minimum of 20 mins daily <BR> A -- Access Spark DAILY and do the things on it that are for you! <BR> S -- Start tracking your food on your tracker (or count your points or your carbs - whatever you do) this can be in your head or on paper or here) <BR> Y -- You be an encourager to those... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 21:03:55 EST Losing Weight When You Have Arthritis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x58219412 Arthritis pain may slow you down, but it doesn't have to be a barrier to losing weight and feeling better. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/osteoarthriti<BR>s/weight-and-osteoarthritis.aspx?pos=2<BR>&xid=nl_EverydayHealthWomensHealth_20140614 </link> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 20:56:44 EST 10 things you need to know about artificial colour http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x58210324 Artificial food dyes are ubiquitous in today’s food system. Yellows No. 5 and 6 lend Kraft mac-and-cheese its golden hue, while Red No. 40 tints McDonald’s strawberry sundaes. A variety of sodas, crackers, candy, cereal, ice cream, and other processed foods sold in the U.S. also contain artificial colors.................. <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/10-things-<BR>you-need-to-know-about-artificial-food<BR>-dyes.html </link> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:12:46 EST Do you need to eat more healthy fats?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58210287 Look at the aisles of low-fat products in any grocery store, and it might be hard to believe that fat can actually be good for you. Fats can be just as vital to your health as your daily intake of veggies and other important nutrients, giving your body energy to function, aiding brain development, helping absorb vitamins, and more. <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/6-signs-yo<BR>u-need-to-eat-more-fat.html </link> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:08:12 EST How Well Are You Managing Hypothyroidism? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x58165641 <BR> How Well Are You Managing Hypothyroidism? <BR> <BR> By Lauren Cox Reviewed by Clifton Jackness, MD, attending physician in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at Lenox Hill Hospital and the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. <BR> <BR> Answer these questions to find out how well you’re managing hypothyroidism, also known as underactive thyroid, and discover what steps you can take to better control your symptoms. When you answer the first question, all the others will dro... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 21:11:29 EST Deep-Dish Apple Pie Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x58165589 <BR> A typical slice of apple pie can have as many as 750 calories and 30 grams of fat. This version has half the calories and only 10 grams of fat. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/health-recipe<BR>/deepdish-apple-pie.aspx?pos=3&xid=nl_<BR>everydayhealthwomenshealth_20140609 </link> Mon, 9 Jun 2014 21:06:19 EST Favourite things to do in Spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x58165477 What are some of your favourite things to do in spring? Favourite places to visit? Festivals? Let us know so we can join in the fun! <BR> <BR> <em>125</em> <em>67</em> <em>214</em> <em>87</em> <em>437</em> <em>126</em> Mon, 9 Jun 2014 20:44:35 EST 5 --15 Exercise with video's 8th -----14th June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x58153873 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> Sitting thinking about it wont help !! you have to move that body <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun 8th ........... Seated leg and knees <BR> Mon 9th ............. Core <BR> Tue 10th .... Lower body <BR> Wed 11th............... Upper body <BR> Thu 12th............... Core <BR> Fri 13th ................ Aerobics <BR> Sat 14th ....................you can do anything l... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 20:20:26 EST Nepal Tibet Virtual Trek - wk 3 - Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58144026 This week I want you to set your own target for exercise at the beginning of the week. You will see its only actually 3 days but if you want to do the whole week that’s fine. The target should be either an increase of time or intensity compared with week 2 - and this should be stated clearly. The target MUST be specific. You should list the type of exercise you are doing and the time you plan to do it for. <BR> So: just saying “chair exercise” is not sufficient. I want to see (for example) ... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 21:44:56 EST Nepal and Tibet Virtual Trek - wk 3 Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58143966 In this thread we will discuss the TREK week 3, what we see as we are passing, what we eat, where we go etc – as if we were actually there!! <BR> There are only 3 days left of the trek – and any goodies for this week I won’t be giving out till after next weekend!! <BR> This is the fun thread and you should keep an eye on the posts as people will often put up fun extra bits of information and links etc. <BR> In this trek blogs on the trek are optional – but if you chose to do any please let ... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 21:36:01 EST TIPS AND TRICKS TO HELP YOU - do not write here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x58100371 <em>227</em> PLEASE DO NOT WRITE IN THIS THREAD - IF YOU WANT TO ADD SOMETHING - LET ME KNOW AND I"LL ADD IT UNDER YOUR NAME!! THANK YOU <BR> <BR> These are a few things I have either been told or discovered in my computing time – some are ”band aid” suggestions but might help you until there are changes while some are things that already exist!! <BR> <BR> 1 – The adverts – they can be blocked very effectively with an Ad blocker. The main one people seem to use is Ad-blocker – that is av... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 20:27:51 EST Nepal and Tibet Virtual Trek Exercise - week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58067179 <em>360</em> <em>359</em> <em>359</em> <em>362</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>295</em> <em>331</em> <em>315</em> <em>324</em> <em>324</em> <BR> <BR> This week I want you to set your own target for exercise at the beginning of the week. The target should be either an increase of time or intensity compared with week 1 - and this should be stated clearly. The target MUST be specific. You should list the type of exercise you are doing and the time you plan t... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 02:12:55 EST Nepal and Tibet Virtual Trek Discussion - week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x58067161 <em>295</em> <em>256</em> <em>67</em> <em>343</em> <em>343</em> <em>336</em> <em>388</em> <em>388</em> <BR> <BR> In this thread we will discuss the TREK week 2, what we see as we are passing, what we eat, where we go etc – as if we were actually there!! <BR> This is the fun thread and you should keep an eye on the posts as people will often put up fun extra bits of information and links etc. <BR> If this trek blogs on the trek are optional – but if you chose to do any... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 02:06:29 EST 5 --15 Exercise June 1 ---- 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x58064943 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> Sitting thinking about it wont help !! you have to move that body <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun 8th ........... Seated leg and knees <BR> Mon 9th ............. Core <BR> Tue 10th .... Lower body <BR> Wed 11th............... Upper body <BR> Thu 12th............... Core <BR> Fri 13th ................ Aerobics <BR> Sat 14th ....................you can do anything l... Sat, 31 May 2014 21:36:12 EST June Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x58064737 Hi Everybody, <BR> <BR> 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 checks 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 ... Sat, 31 May 2014 21:10:36 EST Planner / Calendar Being Removed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x58062509 I copied this from another team for your information. If you use the Planner / Calendar get your things copied or you will loose them! <BR> <BR> Jane <BR> <BR> <BR> Say it isn't so! Maybe it's just me but I use it for everything SparkPeople related and some personal things too. <BR> <BR> "The Planner will be removed from SparkPeople on June 10. We recommend moving any Planner items to another calendar." <BR> <BR> Bummer! Sat, 31 May 2014 16:32:41 EST WooHoo - Summer Cookouts are here!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x58056690 A collection of recipes and other things connected with Grilling and Cookouts for Summer. <BR> <BR> 10 Grilled Chicken Recipes <BR> <link>www.bonappetit.com/recipes/chicken/s<BR>lideshow/grilled-chicken-recipes?slide=1 </link> <BR> <BR> Get your grill on: 10 grilled chicken recipes for summer barbecue season <BR> <link>www.today.com/food/get-your-grill-10<BR>-grilled-chicken-recipes-summer-barbec<BR>ue-season-2D79708835?utm_source=zergne<BR>t.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign<BR>=z... Sat, 31 May 2014 02:28:49 EST Sugar - are are you getting too much unconciously? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x58056416 5 Foods That Have More Sugar Than a Candy Bar <BR> You'll be shocked to find out which healthy foods are loaded with the sweet stuff <BR> <link>www.womenshealthmag.com/nutrition/hi<BR>gh-sugar-foods?utm_source=zergnet.com&<BR>utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergn<BR>et_150413&cm_mmc=zergnet-_-WomensHealt<BR>h-_-trafficpartner-_-HighSugarFoods </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Some yogurts have as much sugar as a Twinkie <BR> Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? And if you're t... Sat, 31 May 2014 01:32:06 EST June Newsletter + http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x58041106 I have just loaded the June Newsletter into my web site with a few other goodies that might interest you <BR> You can find them at <BR> <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> then click on the button "Current CE Team Newsletter" <BR> Enjoy Thu, 29 May 2014 17:03:23 EST E.A.S.Y Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x58007827 E.A.S.Y Challenge <BR> <BR> E --- Examine your reasons for wanting to lose weight <BR> A --- Access Spark DAILY (even if it’s just to spin the wheel) <BR> S --- Stop beating yourself up -- today is a new day! <BR> Y --- Yell if you need help (either here or in the hot tub) <BR> <BR> BONUS -- blog or write here your progress on the above. <BR> <BR> Mon, 26 May 2014 20:59:25 EST 5 --- 15 exercises with video's May 25th -- 31 st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x57988779 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> This will be me one day <em>344</em> ...LOL <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun 1st June ........... Seated leg and knees <BR> Mon 2nd ............. Core <BR> Tue 3rd .... Lower body <BR> Wed 4th............... Upper body <BR> Thu 5th............... Core <BR> Fri 6th ................ Aerobics <BR> Sat 7th ....................you can do anything listed or ... Sun, 25 May 2014 03:46:49 EST Nepal Tibet Trek – wk 1 – Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x57985230 <BR> <em>437</em> <em>378</em> <em>340</em> <em>388</em> <BR> In this thread we will discuss the TREK, what we see as we are passing, what we eat, where we go etc – as if we were actually there!! <BR> This is the fun thread and you should keep an eye on the posts as people will often put up fun extra bits of information and links etc. <BR> If this trek blogs on the trek are optional – but if you chose to do any please let me know so I can read them. <BR> Sat, 24 May 2014 17:59:19 EST Nepal Tibet Trek –Wk 1 – Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x57985209 <em>359</em> <em>360</em> <em>237</em> <em>319</em> <em>313</em> <em>311</em> <em>318</em> <em>321</em> <em>135</em> <em>324</em> <em>231</em> <BR> This week I want you to set your own target for exercise at the beginning of the week. The target MUST be specific. You should list the type of exercise you are doing and the time you plan to do it for. <BR> So: just saying “chair exercise” is not sufficient. I want to see (for example) – <BR> Mon: Turbo Cha... Sat, 24 May 2014 17:56:32 EST Hello, may I introduce myself? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x57962194 <em>239</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hello! <BR> <BR> My name is Deb. I am living in Montana after being a Southern military gypsy for 50 years with my Hunky-Hubby & our last child of our brood of 4, the Sassy Teen who will graduated HS next May. We have 4 grand children who are, of course, the most intelligent, witty, charming, & beautiful children on the face of God's green earth. <BR> <BR> I have MS (dx Jan 2001) and have severely limited mobility, basically the R side of my body ignores my... Thu, 22 May 2014 12:06:34 EST 12 Cereals to Stop Eating (And Why) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x57958073 <BR> 12 Cereals to Stop Eating (And Why) <BR> <BR> Quick and convenient, cereal can be a tempting option to reach for at breakfast. But what are you really eating? A whole bunch of sugar, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group................. <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/12-cereals<BR>-to-stop-eating-and-why.html </link> Thu, 22 May 2014 05:41:20 EST 25 Fun Things To Do In The Spring Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x57909474 Spring has sprung, and with it comes spring weather! There are tons of great things we can do outside. Here is a list of 25 awesome things you can do outside, by yourself, with your friends and family, or with someone you love. Get out there and have some fun! - <BR> <BR> If the weather is good. I want you to pick one or some of the ideas to do for this week <BR> There is nothing very hard. <BR> <BR> 1.Plant some Roses. <BR> <BR> 2.Create a vegetable garden <BR> <BR> 3..Go for a riverboa... Sat, 17 May 2014 22:55:03 EST 5 .. 15 Exercises with video's May 18th --- 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x57909254 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> All trekkers can also add their exercise in here <em>365</em> <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun 25th .............. seated leg and knees <BR> Mon 26th ............. Core <BR> Tue 27th .... Lower body <BR> Wed 28th............... Upper body <BR> Thu 29th............... Core <BR> Fri 30th ................ Aerobics <BR> Sat 31st....................you can do anything on lis... Sat, 17 May 2014 22:33:26 EST Physical Symptoms of Depression http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57909131 You may be familiar with the emotional signs of depression — but sadness can also cause physical symptoms, from digestive problems to actual heartache <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/emotional-hea<BR>lth-pictures/physical-symptoms-of-depr<BR>ession.aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealt<BR>hWomensHealth_20140513#/slide-1 </link> Sat, 17 May 2014 22:18:09 EST Please Read this!! Trek rules changed!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x57908288 <em>224</em> I have put the trek “Setting the scene” Folder on my web site – it has several leaflets in it – including relevant maps, cuisine of the area, flora and fauna, preparations if you were actually going, introduction to both countries – so that you can “get in the mood” and get to know and understand where we will be going on this trek. <em>41</em> <BR> <em>38</em> It is VERY important that you read the “How To do a Virtual Trek” leaflet – even if you have done a virtual trek... Sat, 17 May 2014 20:33:15 EST Register your interest -short (15day) virtual trek http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x57866560 Register your interest in a short (15day) virtual trek <em>295</em> <BR> I am contemplating running a short (15days) trek – to a very different area This trek must be done in summer and will need a certain amount of imagination!! <BR> <em>256</em> I will give you trek notes telling you what you will see on the way (apart from snow!!) with pictures and other bits of interest – and you will set your own exercise target as we go along, and we will have a discussion chat thread as we progr... Wed, 14 May 2014 05:29:08 EST 4 Day quickie challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x57860981 Note: This is a 4 Day challenge only!! <BR> For these 4 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 five days <BR> Tue, 13 May 2014 15:42:27 EST 20 Houseplants to Clear Toxins From Your Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57832116 Bringing a bit of nature into your home does more than brighten the atmosphere. Introducing houseplants into various rooms in the house can help reduce the chance of getting seasonal sicknesses such as the common cold, remove airborne contaminants (volatile organic compounds [or VOCs]), reduce the chance of headaches, lift your mood, decrease your blood pressure, reduce allergies, improve sleep and much more <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/20-housepl<BR>ants-to-clear-toxins-from-... Sun, 11 May 2014 05:13:15 EST 5--15 exercise with video's ----- 11th ------ 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x57832114 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> Do we want to look fit for summer ??/ you betya <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun 18th .............. seated leg and knees <BR> Mon 19th ............. Core <BR> Tue 20th .... Lower body <BR> Wed 21st............... Upper body <BR> Thu 22nd............... Core <BR> Fri 23rd ................ Aerobics <BR> Sat 24thAll the work out video's are listed below.... <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Su... Sun, 11 May 2014 05:09:57 EST Paul Eugene video downloads http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57820884 I got an email this morning from a company in USA called Payloadz - they are selling instant downloads of Paul Eugene videos - 8 are US $ 4.95 each and 3 are US$9.95 - but on Paul Eugine's own site they are all US$9.95 <BR> I thought some of you might be interested - you can find the videos at <BR> <link>store.payloadz.com/results/Results.a<BR>spx?keywords=chair%20fitness </link> <BR> <BR> There are: <BR> Turbo Chair (love that Turbo chair) <BR> Party Time In Chair <BR> Sit Get Fit Wor... Fri, 9 May 2014 22:39:30 EST 8 Great Milestones in Women’s Health History http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57807559 Woman's Health thought the years <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/pictures/eigh<BR>t-great-milestones-womens-health-histo<BR>ry/#01 </link> Thu, 8 May 2014 20:02:30 EST Research finds cholesterol spreads cancer in body http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x57780475 Sydney University study finds cholesterol spreads cancer in body <BR> <BR> CHOLESTEROL is no longer just a threat to your heart, it’s responsible for spreading cancer throughout your body. <BR> <BR> Breakthrough new Australian research has found bad cholesterol controls how cancer cells journey through the body passing the potentially deadly disease from one organ to another............... <BR> <link>www.couriermail.com.au/lifestyle/hea<BR>lth/sydney-university-study-finds-chol<BR>estero... Tue, 6 May 2014 15:14:40 EST Five Foods to Burn Belly Fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57770968 Learn how to get a flatter stomach by including these foods in your diet. Use canola oil for cooking, follow a vegetarian diet and eat protein from low-fat dairy to help burn belly fat and boost lean muscle. Also eat whole grains to help flatten your stomach, especially whole-wheat pasta and bread for extra fiber. <BR> <BR> A couple of vidoe's to have a look at <BR> <BR> <link>www.eatingwell.com/videos/v/84252533<BR>/five-foods-to-burn-belly-fat.htm?sssd<BR>mh=dm17.735914&utm_source=EWDNL... Mon, 5 May 2014 20:48:09 EST Do-it-yourself Exercise Challenge!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x57754831 <em>319</em> <em>300</em> <em>359</em> <em>321</em> <em>135</em> <em>231</em> <em>324</em> <em>313</em> <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> This is a do-it-yourself exercise challenge - all you have to do is set your own exercise goal for each day you exercise (and by exercise I mean movement of any form) and keep to it ! <BR> <BR> <em>319</em> <em>300</em> <em>359</em> <em>321</em> <em>135</em> <em>231</em> <em>324</em> <em>313</em> <em>311</em> <BR... Sun, 4 May 2014 16:05:37 EST 5-15 Exercises with videos 4th -----10th May http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x57748645 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> Remember to keep your fluids up when exercising <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun 11th .............. seated leg and knees <BR> Mon 12th ............. Core <BR> Tue 13th .... Lower body <BR> Wed 14th............... Upper body <BR> Thu 15th............... Core <BR> Fri 16th ................ Aerobics <BR> Sat 17th .............. You can do any or all of the above, your choice <BR> <BR> Al... Sun, 4 May 2014 04:18:08 EST Am I invited to dinner at your house tonight?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x57744689 This will run for the month of May - so lets see of we can share some great ideas!! <BR> <BR> This is a fun way to try new healthy recipes and to get ideas by seeing what everyone else tried. You are all welcome to participate (or lurk!). <BR> <BR> Step 1 - Pick and post a recipe! <BR> This can be a recipe from an online source, a cook book, or a magazine. Post the link here or if you are reproducing it from a paper source, do that here. The general idea is to try something new. Here are ... Sat, 3 May 2014 18:38:08 EST 9 foods to help you lose weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x57743398 Yes, we all know the whole healthy diet and exercise part of weight loss but did you know there are certain foods out there that help you shed kilos? Whether they've got metabolism-boosting powers or even help you stay fuller for longer, these foods will help you on your quest to losing weight. .............. <BR> <link>www.bodyandsoul.com.au/nutrition/nut<BR>rition+tips/galleries/9+foods+that+hel<BR>p+you+lose+weight,30137 </link> Sat, 3 May 2014 15:41:57 EST 3 Things Arthritis Patients Wish Their Docs Would http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57736021 If you have arthritis and this list sounds familiar, it might be time to find a new doc <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/news/things-a<BR>rthritis-patients-wish-their-docs-woul<BR>d-do/?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthWomen<BR>sHealth_20140502 </link> Fri, 2 May 2014 22:23:10 EST Have you messaged on the wall today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x57719540 Well since the Huddle has gone and been replaced by the Wall where you can leave longer messages than on the Huddle and even add a picture - - please leave messages on the wall and since it seems you get 3 Sparkpoints for writing on the wall (you used to get 1 Sparkpoint for Huddling) you can leave a comment or emoticon here to say you have done so.and get 3 more Sparkpoints Thu, 1 May 2014 16:39:12 EST Dangerous RA Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57709495 RA can affect nearly every part of your body. Get smarter about serious RA symptoms to protect your health. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/rheumatoid-ar<BR>thritis-pictures/ra-symptoms-you-shoul<BR>dnt-ignore.aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayH<BR>ealthWomensHealth_20140430#/slide-1 </link> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 22:05:16 EST May Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57707131 Seems there is a bit to chat about this month with the new team page. Very much into the Facebook theme. I'm not against change if it's for the better, this team page has a lot to be desired. <BR> All you lucky people that have gone into summer Tasmania has started our Winter today and it's cold. What areyour plans for Summer ???? <BR> <BR> Have a great month <BR> <em>247</em> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:41:25 EST Healthy Cooking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x57703381 Yesterday I bought a rice steamer/cooker. I'm looking forward to using it. Do you have one? What do you cook with it? I did steamed, fresh broccoli, cauliflower and carrots for dinner but It was little mushy. Guess this has a learning curve! I'd love to have some recipes and tips. Thanks. <em>550</em> <em>4</em> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:43:31 EST getting in steps and increased hunger http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57662379 I love my tracker and it has really motivated me to get more steps. When I started my average steps were 1000 on non water aerobic days and 3000 on water aerobic days. <BR> Now, on the days that I go to water aerobics I am making it to my goal of 6000 steps. But then I am really hungry on those days. On Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday I do not go to water aerobics and am averaging 3000 steps on those days. <BR> <BR> I need ways of dealing with the increased hunger that happens on m... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 09:54:03 EST Motivation challenge - April 27th - May 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x57658655 My challenge to you for this week is for YOU to be accountable to YOURSELF!! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Every evening – I want you to sit for a few moments and answer to yourself, truthfully – <BR> Am I happy with my food choices today? <BR> If not, why not? <BR> What steps can I take to improve my food choices tomorrow? <BR> Am I happy with the amount of exercise/movement I did today? <BR> If not, why not? <BR> What steps can I take to improve the amount of exercise/movement I do tomorrow... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 23:16:59 EST Strong core for balance challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x57658612 <BR> <em>185</em> <em>315</em> <em>206</em> <em>362</em> <em>320</em> <em>237</em> <BR> 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> <BR> The Basic Core Muscles <BR> Basic core muscles inc... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 23:11:50 EST The 10 Commandments of Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57658388 As obesity rates reach biblical proportions, it's time to commit to these simple rules to lose weight for life. <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/weight-pictur<BR>es/the-10-commandments-of-weight-loss.<BR>aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthWomens<BR>Health_20140426#/slide-1 </link> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 22:45:23 EST May Topic:Chair ExerciseTeam interactive challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x57658283 Chair ExerciseTeam interactive challenge <BR> <BR> How many times have you posted in threads in the Chair Exercise team today? <BR> How many Chair Exercise Team member’s blogs have you read and left a comment on today? <BR> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 22:34:25 EST 5-15 exercise with Videos 27th - 3rd May http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x57658117 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> Do you want to look good for Summer, there is only one way .. You know what that is <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun 4th .............. seated leg and knees <BR> Mon 5th ............. Core <BR> Tue 6th .... Lower body <BR> Wed 7th............... Upper body <BR> Thu 8th............... Core Whole Shamoly where has the year gone grrrr <BR> Fri 9th ................ Aerobics <BR> Sat 10th .......... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 22:15:24 EST ANZAC day booklets, May Newsletter and other bits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x57619358 ANZAC Day -25th April is one of the most important dates of the year in Australia and New Zealand - read why in the booklet on ANZAC Day and a booklet of some Aussie and Kiwi recipes that I have just loaded into my web site. <BR> <BR> I have also loaded the May Newsletter - full of interesting facts and bits and pieces, as well as a craft pattern and a brochure on Ginger health facts.. <BR> <BR> You can find all these goodies on my web site : <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> <BR> Th... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:19:59 EST New mobility Limited Exercises and Vacation Video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57595466 I have just loaded a booklet onto my web site -"Very Limited Mobility Physio" but its also suitable for anyone starting exercise afer a sedentary period. There are some bed exercises, chair exercises and standing balance exercises. Start at the beginning and gradually as you get stronger progress. <BR> These Physio exercises come to us from the Physio Dept of Hervey Bay Hospital. <BR> To find them go to <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> <BR> Click on "booklets" button on the ri... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:51:57 EST Tips for Using Olive Oil in Home Baking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x57586214 Tips for Using Olive Oil in Home Baking <BR> <BR> A recent European Journal of Clinical Nutrition study showed that supplementing the diet with 30 ml (2 tablespoons) of olive oil a day improved endothelial function and reduced markers of inflammation among those with early atherosclerosis. What does that mean for the rest of us?.............. <BR> <link>www.healthcastle.com/tips-using-oliv<BR>e-oil-home-baking </link> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:16:27 EST Is Fast Food Oatmeal Good for You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x57586209 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... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:12:37 EST BEWARE: Facebook’s ‘Nearby Friends’ feature http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x57586196 Facebook’s ‘Nearby Friends’ feature is potentially creepy <BR> <BR> FACEBOOK has introduced a new feature for its mobile users allowing them to share their location with friends. It is an “opt in” feature, meaning you don’t have to sign up for it. On the surface, it seems to be a useful tool for people to use. <BR> <BR> But the new Facebook “feature” is pretty dangerous.......................... <BR> <link>www.couriermail.com.au/technology/fa<BR>cebooks-nearby-friends-feature-is-pote<BR>n... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:06:03 EST 5 -- 15 Exercises with videos 27th ------ 3rd May http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x57583001 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> Who is going down this path Sliming Way ???? <em>329</em> <BR> <BR> Sun 27th .............. seated leg and knees <BR> Mon 28th ............. Core <BR> Tue 29th .... Lower body <BR> Wed 30th............... Upper body <BR> Thu May 1st ............... Core Whole Shamoly where has the year gone grrrr <BR> Fri 2nd ................ Aerobics <BR> Sat 3rd .............. You ca... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:24:02 EST 5 Recipes For Garlic Lovers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57565483 April 19th is National Garlic Day! If you’re a garlic lover, celebrate it with one of my five favourite garlic recipes. <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/5-recipes-<BR>for-garlic-lovers.html </link> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:52:14 EST What Your Gut Says About Your Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57550552 What your insides are trying to tell you will provide insight into not only your emotions but also your overall physical health. Read on to turn tummy turmoil around. <BR> <BR> <link>www.fitnessmagazine.com/health/body/<BR>head-to-toe/digestive-system-health/?s<BR>ssdmh=dm17.732736&esrc=nwfitdailytip041714 </link> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:55:44 EST WEEK 4 April 20- April 26-Eat a Rainbow Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x57548236 Thanks to NEWMOON for this challenge <BR> <BR> WEEK 4 - April 20 through April 26 - Brown and White Fruits and Veggies aka "Freggies" PLUS Make Your Own Rainbow Challenge! <BR> <BR> Each week during the month of April, our Nutrition Challenge will be to Eat a Freggie Rainbow. <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> We will focus on one color of Fruit and Veggie a week. <BR> <BR> <em>368</e... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:47:09 EST Will Ab Exercises Make Me Look Bigger? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57539430 Q: I have always heard that doing crunches or any other abdominal workout will flatten your stomach, but recently I was told that doing stomach exercises alone will only make your midsection look bigger by basically building muscle under fat. Which is true? <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/fitness-speci<BR>alist/ab-exercises-belly.aspx?pos=4&xi<BR>d=nl_EverydayHealthWomensHealth_20140416 </link> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:34:48 EST Eat A Freggie Rainbow Nutrition Challenge-Week #3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x57534435 I didn't see this topic so I just opened it up this week. First of all, thank you again, <em>285</em> Emma and NewMoon, for doing this challenge. I also weathered a 5 day flu bug last week but I am feeling more chirper today so I am ready for week 3 of 4. I am just loving this and it so brings home to me the areas of my food plan that I need to work on. <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> Well, I forgot what the vegetable was for this week so instead yesterday I had spinach, green beans, corn on th... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:39:26 EST Seven scary facts about caffeine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57524993 Seven scary facts about caffeine <em>222</em> <em>106</em> <BR> <BR> WHAT’S the largest, least regulated and most misunderstood drug trade in America? <BR> <BR> That would be caffeine. <BR> <BR> In his new book Caffeinated , investigative reporter Murray Carpenter takes a deep dive into this white-powder stimulant. <BR> <BR> The author says we underestimate nearly everything about caffeine: its prevalence in our daily lives, its health benefits, its negative impacts on our bodies... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:04:46 EST What's Lurking in Your Easter Chocolate Eggs?" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x57524437 What's Lurking in Your Easter Chocolate Eggs <em>449</em> <BR> <BR> For most of us, a sit-down Easter meal with family loved ones is a cherished tradition. But for kids, decorating Easter eggs and eating chocolate eggs are perhaps the favorite Easter events. So how should you go about choosing a chocolate product for your kids this coming Easter?...................... <BR> <BR> <link>www.healthcastle.com/chocolate_easte<BR>r.shtml </link> <BR> <em>452</em> <em>453</em> <em>4... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:58:21 EST 4 Grocery Shopping Mistakes To Avoid http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x57523918 4 Grocery Shopping Mistakes To Avoid <BR> <BR> Ever wonder why you don’t have tortillas when you need them for taco night or what possessed you to toss ice cream in to your cart instead of frozen fruit? Do you get stuck grabbing take out a night or two a week because you realized you had no basics in the fridge or were out of milk? Learn the top 4 grocery shopping mistakes even healthy shoppers make and how to avoid below...................... <BR> <link>fraservalley.healthcastle.com/4-g... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:53:38 EST 8 Tips to Prevent Food Poisoning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x57523896 8 Tips to Prevent Food Poisoning <BR> <BR> Food poisoning, also known as food borne illness, is more common than you may think. As warmer weather approaches, it's important to protect your food from bacteria and contaminants that could lead to food poisoning. <BR> 8 Tips to Prevent Food Poisoning................. <BR> <link>www.healthcastle.com/8-tips-prevent-<BR>food-poisoning </link> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:51:02 EST Chair Dancing Fitness on TV http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57523592 Those of you who do Chair Dancing might be interested in this notice I got this morning - I don't know if Jodi is actually doing much demonstrating of the Chair Dancing or whether its purely selling - but you might like to check it out and maybe get a DVD at a reduced price. <BR> <BR> Tune in tomorrow (Wednesday) to watch Jodi on the Get In Shape show! <BR> 3pm Eastern, 12pm Pacific time.on QVC <BR> <BR> She will be featuring <BR> Chair Yoga and Sit Down & Tone Up Encore! <BR> As alwa... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:20:46 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x57518747 hello, looking forward to interacting with everyone for some new and challenging exercises. brief history - stroke in 2007 left me with left side weakness and balance problems. due to this i became more sedentary and became obese and diabetic. do exercise and diet regularly which keeps diabetes in check(NO MEDS -YAHOO) and loosing weight. need some new ideas to keep motivation high Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:28:37 EST 15 Amazing Benefits of Ghee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57513707 <BR> <BR> Modern science now verifies what Ayurvedic health science has said for thousands of years: Ghee has a host of health and cooking benefits and is good for the mind and spirit. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/15-amazing<BR>-benefits-of-ghee.html </link> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:17:15 EST 5 to 15 minute exercise with video's 13th ---- 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x57492103 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> Who is getting into shape for summer ???? <BR> <BR> Sun 20th .............. seated leg and knees <BR> Mon 21st ............. Core <BR> Tue 22nd .... Lower body <BR> Wed 23rd............... Upper body <BR> Thu 24th ............... Core <BR> Fri 25th ................ Aerobics <BR> Sat 26th .............. You can do any or all of the above, your choice <BR> <BR> All the w... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 03:39:58 EST 7 Fats You Need in Your Kitchen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x57469031 Are you confused about which fats and oils to cook with? <BR> <BR> Its crucial that we choose the right fats oils to cook with <BR> Below I have listed the five fats and oils I use in my kitchen after 35 years of research and hands on experimentation. <BR> <BR> Each has amazing health benefits that don’t degrade during the cooking process <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/5-fats-you<BR>-need-in-your-kitchen.html </link> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:16:18 EST 14 Spring Veggies: Health Benefits & Tasty Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x57469013 Spring has sprung! This is my favorite season, and the beautiful weather is only one part of it. The other glorious thing about spring is the abundance of delicious spring veggies hitting the farmer’s market. <BR> <BR> Part of seasonal eating is changing your meal strategies with the seasons. The warmer weather means a different assortment of fresh vegetables to work with. It’s a lot of fun, but if you’re not used to cooking with some of the spring veggies at the market, it can also be chall... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:10:49 EST WEEK 3 April 13- April 20-eat a Rainbow Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x57464297 Thank you NEWMOON for this challenge <BR> <BR> Each week during the month of April, our Nutrition Challenge will be to Eat a Freggie Rainbow. <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> We will focus on one color of Fruit and Veggie a week. <BR> <BR> <em>267</em> <em>258</em> <em>284</em> <em>289</em> <em>45</em> <em>491</em> <em>277</em> <em>368</em> <em>69</em> <em>... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:07:54 EST Turmeric:The superfood you didn’t realise you have http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x57453433 Turmeric: The superfood you didn’t realise you had in your cupboard <BR> <BR> THERE is a powder hiding in your kitchen cupboard that protects against age-related brain damage and in particular, Alzheimer’s disease — but it’s also anti-inflammatory, packed full of antioxidants and actually tastes good. So what is it? <BR> <link>www.couriermail.com.au/lifestyle/foo<BR>d/turmeric-the-superfood-you-didnt-rea<BR>lise-you-had-in-your-cupboard/story-fn<BR>ihoxk4-1226879018205 </link> Wed, 9 Apr 2014 21:02:24 EST New Chair Exercise Videos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57452711 I found these this morning on Youtube and they look good. They are designed for mobility limited and obese or even morbidly obese people who are just starting to exercise or are interested in new low impact exercise ideas. They vary in length from 10 min to about 20 min so should be good for many of you. <BR> <BR> Launchpad Stage 1 Pilot: Obese, Disabled and Beginner Workouts <BR> <link>youtu.be/K-iKrlw00Dw </link> <BR> <BR> Beginner Workout Launchpad: Exercises for morbidly obese: ... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 19:43:45 EST Flaxseed - why its good and using it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x57399830 <BR> What the Flax? Why You Need This Superseed, and What to Do With It <BR> <BR> As America grapples with its obesity epidemic and other diet-driven health problems, interest in healthy plant-based eating continues to rise. Whether you’re transitioning to a vegan diet and looking for those heart-healthy omega-3s, or just hoping to optimize nutritional bang-for-the-buck at mealtime, embrace the mighty flax seed — here’s how! <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/what-the-f<BR>lax-why... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 19:47:34 EST Broccoli is Crucial in Helping Our Immune System http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x57399768 <BR> Why Broccoli is Crucial in Helping Our Immune System <BR> <BR> Dr. Michael Greger <BR> <BR> It might seem that our skin is the first line of defense between our insides and the outside world, but our greatest interface with our environment is actually through the lining of our intestines, which covers thousands of square feet. And all that separates our gut from the outer world is a single layer of cells, 50 millionth of a meter thick – less than the thickness of a sheet of paper.... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 19:43:06 EST 5 - 15 Exercises with videos - 6th - 12th April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x57397860 Millymouse has asked me to enter this for her this week <BR> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Who is the best exercise team on the site ?? the CE Team <em>306</em> <em>386</em> <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun 6th .............. seated leg and knees <BR> Mon 7th ............. Core <BR> Tue 8th ............... Lower body <BR> Wed 9th............... Upper body <BR> Thu 10th ............... Core <BR> Fri 114th ............ Sat, 5 Apr 2014 15:55:36 EST VEGES week mini challenges - 6th - 12th April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x57391076 Vegetables are IN this week!! The VEGETABLE Challenge will be to do THREE or more of the following mini challenges: <BR> <em>368</em> <em>367</em> <em>210</em> <em>291</em> <em>284</em> <em>69</em> <BR> <BR> 1. Eat at least 4 veges a day! Post on this thread which veges you ate. <BR> <BR> <BR> 2. Give a VEGE SparkGoodie to a different Chair Exercise member each of the three days. <BR> <BR> 3. Use lots of VEGES Emoticons when you post on the teams treads. <BR> ... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 01:29:04 EST Eat a Freggie Rainbow Nutrition Challenge-Week #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x57391053 WEEK 2 - April 8 through April 14 - Orange/Yellow Fruits and Veggies aka "Freggies". <BR> with thanks to NEWMOON <BR> <BR> Each week during the month of April, our Nutrition Challenge will be to Eat a Freggie Rainbow. <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> We will focus on one color of Fruit and Veggie a week. Don't forget to eat to eat other freggies as well as orange/yellow freggies this week <BR> <em>368</em> <em>367</em> <em>2... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 01:21:49 EST Top 7 Questions About Rheumatoid Arthritis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x57374988 Get answers to your frequently asked questions about RA symptoms, causes, treatments and more. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/rheumatoid-ar<BR>thritis-photos/faqs-about-rheumatoid-a<BR>rthritis.aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHea<BR>lthWomensHealth_20140403#/slide-1 </link> Thu, 3 Apr 2014 17:59:58 EST Hunger http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57374186 Hey there every one. I pray for those that are sick & those waiting on the edge of their chairs waiting for results. That's a rough time especially when it could be serious. <BR> Well I am about 3 & 1/2 weeks in. Doing Grrrreat ! Lost 10 lbs so far. I know years ago that would be a disappointment, but at 56 & living a very sedentary life I am very happy. I was actually surprised at the 4 lb loss in the 3rd week. <BR> Now for the past 3 days I have done a series of exercising, which is jumpin... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 16:23:35 EST CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57362911 CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE <BR> Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, yes it is everywhere. Easter can be such a challenge when faced with all those delectable delights everywhere you look. .. <BR> <BR> <link>www.symplytoogood.com.au/_blog/Sympl<BR>y_Annette/post/chocolate-chocolate-cho<BR>colate/ </link> Wed, 2 Apr 2014 19:45:59 EST A Brief History of April Fools’ Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57325620 <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/a-brief-hi<BR>story-of-april-fools-day-one-of-the-be<BR>st-pranks-ever.html </link> <BR> <BR> (& One of the Best Pranks Ever) Mon, 31 Mar 2014 06:11:05 EST 13 Everyday Exercises http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x57325219 <BR> <BR> Getting into shape doesn't have to mean joining the gym! You can easily incorporate physical activities into your daily routine. <em>362</em> <em>313</em> <em>359</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/photogallery/<BR>everyday-exercises.aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_E<BR>verydayHealthWomensHealth_20140329#/slide-1 </link> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 04:05:51 EST 5 Green Foods You Should Be Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x57325179 Yes, yes, we all know we should eat more greens. But, the regular rounds of broccoli, green beans, and lettuce can get rather tiresome. Instead, try these nutrient-dense green foods that are often overlooked. <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/5-green-fo<BR>ods-you-should-be-eating.html </link> <BR> <BR> <em>368</em> <em>373</em> <em>69</em> <em>371</em> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 03:50:29 EST April Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57325172 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 checks 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 A... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 03:47:20 EST New to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x57321221 Hi I am new to the team but have been on Spark for awhile. I do exercise at the gym a couple of times a week with Silver Sneakers. We do chair exercises and since I have two bad knees I am looking for chair exercises to do at home. I can't walk to far and find that I get a backache if I stand to long. I need to lose weight very badly and seem to have trouble doing that even if I am very careful what I eat. Hope that more exercise will help. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 19:04:58 EST 5 ----- 15 Exercise's with videos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x57312278 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>339</em> Who is the best exercise team on the site ?? <em>335</em> the CE Team <BR> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> Sun 30th .............. seated leg and knees <BR> Mon 31st ............. Core <BR> Tue 1st April .... Lower body <BR> Wed 2nd............... Upper body <BR> Thu 3rd ............... Core <BR> Fri 4th ................ ... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 00:29:11 EST 5 Surprising Ways to Boost Your Metabolism and Sh http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57309070 It's not enough to count calories when you're trying to lose weight. Your success depends on how fast your body burns those calories (your metabolism) and how satisfied they make you (your appetite). Here are five ways to make metabolism and appetite your allies. <BR> There is also a video to watch .. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/diet-nutritio<BR>n/surprising-ways-to-boost-your-metabo<BR>lism-and-shrink-your-appetite-6463.asp<BR>x?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthWomensHea... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 19:25:32 EST Think You’re a Healthy Snacker? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57288022 Think You’re a Healthy Snacker? Ditch These 4 Snack Mistakes That Are Sabotaging Your Diet <BR> <BR> <link>www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/<BR>weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_exercise_t<BR>ips/think_youre_a_healthy_snacker_ditc<BR>h_these_4_snack_mistakes?sssdmh=dm17.7<BR>29190&utm_source=EWHNL&esrc=nwewh032714 </link> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 23:13:27 EST Fruit Week - April 1 through April 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x57262355 <em>491</em> Fruits are IN this week!! <BR> <BR> <em>277</em> The FRUIT Challenge will be to do THREE or more of the following mini- challenges: <BR> <BR> <em>488</em> 1. Eat at least 2 FRUITS a day! Post on the thread which fruits you ate. <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> 2. Give a FRUIT SparkGoodie to a different Chair Exercise Team member each of the 7 days. <BR> <BR> <em>265</em> 3. Use lots of FRUIT Emoticons when you post on the team's threads. <BR> <BR> <em>474</em> 4. Encourage... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:25:37 EST Eat a Freggie Rainbow Nutrition Challenge-Week #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x57261497 Each week during the month of April, our Nutrition Challenge will be to Eat a Freggie Rainbow. <BR> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> We will focus on one color of Fruit and Veggie a week. Since we focused on Green "Freggies" in March, we will be doing the other color families in April, and assuming you're still eating your healthy green foods daily. <BR> <em>284</... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:08:37 EST Up in Arms in April Exercise Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x57261122 <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> UP IN ARMS IN APRIL <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <BR> For the entire month of April, we are going to focus on exercises for arms and upper body. <BR> <BR> The challenge is to add a minimum of 5 minutes of arms/upper body work a day to your existing exercise routine. That's right, at least 5 minutes ADDITIONAL on top of whatever your workout is now, and post your results in the thread. <BR> <BR> Remember 5 minutes is the MINIMUM, and... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:31:47 EST Jillian Michaels' Top 3 Weight-Busting Breakfasts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57259730 Find out which recipes Jillian swears by when it comes to boosting metabolism and losing weight. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/weight/jillia<BR>n-michaels-top-weight-busting-breakfas<BR>ts-9702.aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHeal<BR>thWomensHealth_20140325 </link> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:04:20 EST The Surprising Reason Chocolate is SO Darn Healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57234625 Now don't get carried away, it isn't all what you think <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Chocolate is something of a miracle food .............. Read on to find out why <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/the-surpri<BR>sing-reason-chocolate-is-so-darn-healt<BR>hy.html </link> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 18:21:32 EST April Newsletter & Calendar - It's Freggie Month! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57233951 Ann's April Newsletter and Calendar are now live on her website. <BR> <BR> We're focusing on Fruits & Veggies aka "Freggies" this month. Please take a moment to read about nutrition, portion sizes, recipes, and tips. There's a graphic for how we should be dividing up our plate, and examples of healthy freggies listed by color. The calendar is full of tips on how to get more Freggies in our diets, and how important they are to our health! <BR> <BR> Let's all focus on eating a rainbow e... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 17:09:14 EST April Topic - Freggies! Are you getting yours? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x57229350 One of the topics for April is "Freggies" and there WILL be a challenge posted soon. <BR> <BR> Wanted to give you all a head start so you can get your grocery lists together and be ready. You'll hear more info on the Challenges soon, so stay tuned to the forum for information. <BR> <BR> In the meantime, check out this really helpful info. <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> Why Fruits and Veggies are so good for you: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=you_asked_what_are_the... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 09:10:51 EST Have you Huddled with our Team today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x57227811 Lets all Huddle I did, did you ???? <BR> <BR> You can use an emoticon, leave a message it's up to you <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 06:03:26 EST Decide on a personal goal for the week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x57223790 Decide on a personal goal for the week. <BR> <BR> You may want to learn to cook a new recipe, track your food for the week, try a new food, post on this team each day, do a new workout...the choice is yours. You could have a couple of goals. <BR> Just post what your personal goal is for this week and let us know how you went. You can do it! <BR> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 19:02:06 EST The Truth About Metabolism http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57223754 There's only one way you can boost your metabolism legitimately. Find out what works and what doesn't. <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/weight/metabo<BR>lism-myths.aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayH<BR>ealthWomensHealth_20140322 </link> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 18:57:13 EST 5 --- 15 Exercise with add on's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x57223696 Lets Rock and Roll <em>350</em> <em>353</em> <BR> <BR> Sun 23rd <BR> Mon 24th <BR> Tue 25th <BR> Wed 26th <BR> Thu 27th <BR> Fri 28th <BR> Sat 29th <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Monday: Core: <BR> What exercising does for your core? <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=egTeLLT_p9Y&<BR>list=PL485214F014E94487 </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2-B-BPmlPA </link> <BR> <BR> Stretching... you can used the same one as balance <BR> <link>www.youtube.... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 18:47:15 EST Let's go to the Movies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57220635 <em>272</em> <em>388</em> <em>346</em> <em>388</em> <em>272</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hello Team <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I thought I would post this up here for a fun thing to talk about sometimes. I love movies, my husband and I go see one every Sunday, if there is nothing that either of us like then we go to dinner. Sometimes I want to know something about a movie before I rent it or go see it and I look at reviews a lot and trailers, so.. that being said. I thought... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 12:54:48 EST Cool Calculator! How many Freggies do you need? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x57218482 One of the topics for April is Fruit and Veggies aka "Freggies". <BR> <em>45</em> <em>265</em> <em>277</em> <em>267</em> <em>368</em> <em>370</em> <BR> <BR> While doing research I found this cool calculator: <BR> <link>www.cdc.gov/nutrition/everyone/fruit<BR>svegetables/howmany.html </link> <BR> <BR> Plug in your stats and it figures out the MINIMUM you need per day. Don't forget, you can eat more non-starch vegs than the minimum, as long as they fit in your calorie... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 09:40:26 EST Announcement for April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57212455 Hey everyone. I just want to let you all know that after we get the April content up and running, I’ll be stepping back as co-leader. I truly enjoyed helping the team and I’m not leaving the team, just stepping away from leadership. I have an opportunity to travel during April and May, and I haven’t had a vacation since 2004! Don’t worry, all will be well and the team will not be abandoned. It’s been an honor serving as a temporary co-leader. Not going to say goodbye, because I’m not le... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:49:23 EST Ugh, I am so out of shape... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57162435 I hate exercising. There, I said it. I really hate it. I am in a lot of pain daily and exercising just makes it worse. I know, everyone tells me that it will get better and you will feel great...blah blah..but it never does. Now, I have not been able to consistently exercise for a notable length of time so that may be true. I hate that people think I am just lazy. I would love to see them deal with daily pain like I and many of us do in this group. Most people just do not understand. My husba... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:26:07 EST Question on bonus spins for team. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57160122 On the left of my page it says I have earned 5 team bonus spins for today. On the right it says <BR> You've earned 5 bonus spins today and have used 1. How do I get to use these spins. Normally the page for bonus spins just pops up. Where do I go to get other spins. Help. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:48:51 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x57115009 I have neck, back and leg issues from an injury. I have been attending M.O.V.E. Classes thru the VA, as I am a veteran. Have been losing weight, but wanted to find very low impact exercises so I do not further injure myself. This is one option although I was hoping to find group classes. So far I have not been too successful with that. <BR> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:28:09 EST The Eatin' O' the Green! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x57085861 Since one of the topics for this month is Super Foods, and St Patrick's Day is right around the corner, I thought I'd share some info on healthy green food from various sources on Sparkpeople. <BR> <em>137</em> <BR> <BR> I would love to see posts about what some of your favorite healthy green foods are, how you prepare them, etc. <BR> <BR> Is there something you've been thinking about trying? Why not do it this month, while we celebrate the eatin' o' the green! <BR> <em>106</em> ... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:52:07 EST TOPICS FOR MARCH - SLEEP AND SUPERFOODS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x57041782 I'm pulling these out of Ann's(EMMABE1) March Newsletter... <BR> (if you need it go here:) <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265<BR>x57029714 </link> <BR> <BR> 2 topics of discussion were Sleep and Superfoods. You can read a lot of great info in the newsletter. <BR> <BR> I'm going to post a few links here that may or may not be in the newsletter and then I hope the team adds to this thread with experiences, thoughts, comments, issu... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 15:08:53 EST MARCH NEWSLETTER, CALENDAR, AND CROSSWORD PUZZLE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x57029714 Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> Ann(EMMABE1) provided me with her wonderful monthly Newsletter, Calendar, and Crossword Puzzle! <BR> <BR> I will also be emailing this to the entire team shortly. <BR> <BR> Using this link, open the webpage and then click on the tab that says "CURRENT CE TEAM NEWSLETTER" under the list called "USEFUL BUTTONS" on the right hand side of the page <BR> <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Ann's webpage has a wealth of information. <BR> <BR> ENJOY! <BR... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 15:08:45 EST CHAIR EXERCISE RESOURCES - Videos, Articles, etc. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x57027282 PLEASE NOTE: <BR> All links and resources posted here must be approved by Team Leaders. Sparkpeople.com has strict rules and regulations about what can and cannot be posted on their website. <BR> <BR> If you have suggestions for articles, videos, or anything else specifically for Chair Exercising, please contact me through Sparkmail and I will happily add them as long as they meet Sparkpeople.com guidelines. <BR> <BR> AGAIN, please do not add anything here that has not gone through on... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 11:05:34 EST March Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57025419 Let's start fresh with a new, positive chat thread! <BR> <BR> Can you believe I went to bed before 8pm and woke up at 7am?? 11 hours of sleep. I guess I needed it! <BR> <BR> Coffee is ready and it's time for me to make a healthy breakfast. <BR> <BR> My plans for today are to spend several hours in here working on team stuff, then tackling my kitchen which appears to have been the victim of an attack of dirty dishes and pans. <BR> <BR> I also need to get my 500 March Marches in. I did... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 09:03:50 EST MARCH MARCH CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x57014947 Since it's March, I'm thinking let's make this a Marching Challenge. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Here's your mission, if you choose to accept it: <BR> For the rest of March, let's March a minimum of 500 steps a day in addition to your current exercise program. In my case, that exercise program does not exist, so I am going to be starting from scratch for this. <BR> <BR> I know, for some of you 500 additional Marching Steps a day is a piece of cake, and to all of you I say congratulations.... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 11:32:58 EST Meet Your Team Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x57005952 ~PITTER6~ <BR> I live in Southern Calif. with 3 cats. Ace is a black male and will be 20 in June. The other two are 6 and litter mates. King Tut is on my spark page , his sister is Cleopatra. I am a 75 year old widow, and due to diabetic I must use a cane to get around. I am a Red Hat Lady and active in my church and Bible studies. I had to stop driving over 3 yrs ago and get around with the help of my friends. I have always told people that I am not fat, I am just to short for my weight. The... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 18:30:18 EST UPDATE ON TEAM STATUS - Please read http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57003868 I just spoke with Ann via sparkmail. I am going to help out Ann and Sandra by adding myself as Team Leader. Please read this carefully. <BR> <BR> Ann is concentrating on her health. I will be helping her on a TEMPORARY BASIS in order to keep the team running. <BR> <BR> There is no way I can or want to do this alone. I need help. Please message me via Sparkmail if you want to help. I NEED ALL THE HELP I CAN GET. We all know how hard Ann and Sandra worked to run this team. I can't b... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 15:00:18 EST I cannot believe this has happened? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x57001236 I was amazed to read the Sparkmail from EMMABE1 saying that her and MILLYMOUSE1 will no longer be leading the team. <BR> I have been laid up in a lot of pain and unable to walk so had no idea what was going on. <BR> I sent a e card for EMMABE1 and heard nothing more until the Sparkmail. <BR> I am amazed and can quite understand why they are so upset. <BR> I am still unable to walk far due to the sciatic nerve being trapped and will have to wait and see what they will do to help me. I am unabl... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 11:14:38 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x56990253 Hi, I am in a wheelchair and they keep telling me I need to get my legs stronger but they don't know how to tell me how to do that. they still work but there is no strength in them. what do I do. I have been on this web site trying to get my weight down. I thought I was under some depression but now my family is pushing and pushing to make my legs stronger. But with my arthritis how can I do that is there any hope for me. My name is maryjane most call me mj Mon, 3 Mar 2014 15:14:09 EST Show your appreciation for the Leaders here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x56985327 I'm starting this thread because we need one place to show how much all the leaders of this team mean to us. Whoever insulted the leader(s) should apologize because now this team has lost some leaders as indicated in the email Ann sent us today. <BR> <BR> All of the leaders here have gone above and beyond to keep this team going, with Challenges, and Ann's website, and Newsletters, etc. It is a hard (and unpaid) job to run a team. <BR> <BR> Let's take a moment to voice our appreciati... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 09:12:20 EST Week Seven Virtual Tassie Trek http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x56982008 My mind is still back in Bruny..such a lovely place but Cockles Creek and Fischer's Point have been lovely as well....Did someone mention choccies? of course, I have choccies.....Have you ever known me to be without? <BR> <BR> I must have a sugar overload cause I haven't a clue where we go next.....we are on the bus, going somewhere, but I must have fallen asleep when Millie was telling us.....cause I don't have a clue......are we on week six in the trek notes or on week six, since we were ... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 23:52:26 EST Virtual Tassie Trek: Week Seven Exercise Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x56981926 Week seven of the Tassie Trek continues: <BR> Be sure to state your challenge goal for your exercise and then post each day if you met it or not...and state what you did in terms of the challenge. Sun, 2 Mar 2014 23:42:00 EST March Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x56950792 Can you believe it is March already ??? Looks like another year is going to fly past again grrrr <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome to the chat room! <BR> This is where you get a chance to share what's on your mind and how your day is going. This is a great way to get to know one another and encourage each other, too! <BR> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:04:14 EST Diabetic Corner (2) Just for Diabetics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x56939347 This is for the diabetics on the team. Share your stories, what works for you. ?? <BR> Taking Medication, Healthy Eating, Monitoring . <BR> <BR> You might have special recipes that have helped you ... share them here <BR> <BR> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:50:36 EST Why Early Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis Is So http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x56939207 <link>www.everydayhealth.com/rheumatoid-ar<BR>thritis </link> <BR> <BR> There's an overriding rule for RA treatment: The earlier, the better. Find out why starting early with rheumatoid arthritis drugs like DMARDs can stop crippling joint damage before it starts Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:40:26 EST Wtite Down Something Great!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x56891144 <em>247</em> It is far too easy for most of us to be Our Own Worst Critic. In order to start a New Habit, every morning Write Down 2 Things Great About Yourself. Keep those 2 things in the front of your mind as you go through your day. It will be much harder (I Hope!) to criticize yourself when you are thinking about the 2 Great Things that you wrote down. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 01:20:07 EST Virtual Trek Tassie - week 6 discussion thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x56886978 Now I know you all have a sweet tooth so today I thought we might take a drive to Cadburys factory for a look around <em>493</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=alqq3EyfPls </link> <BR> <BR> Joan please don't fall into any of the vats try to sneak you finger in ..LOl <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEhD8tCG-r4 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdTpA0luD2U </link> <BR> <BR> After our trip around Cadbury we will have a meal at the Clar... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 17:40:33 EST Virtual Trek Tassie - week 6 Exercise Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x56881216 Post your challenge for the week and then post what you actually accomplished each day; <BR> My exercise challenge this week will be to do 2000 steps each day,starting with Monday. <BR> <BR> Sunday, Feb. 23: 1500 steps <em>248</em> <BR> Monday, Feb. 24: 2000 steps Actual steps: <em>248</em> <BR> Tuesday, Feb 25: 2000 steps; Actual Steps: <em>248</em> <BR> Wednesday, Feb 26: 2000 steps; Actual Steps: <em>248</em> <BR> Thursday, Feb 27: 2000 steps; Actual Steps... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 09:03:28 EST 22 Surprising Uses for Lemons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x56810731 Lemons are one of the most versatile fruits out there. And no, we’re not just talking about in cooking! Lemon juice is an acid, a natural disinfectant, and a nutritional powerhouse. Its scent is perfect for humans, but a deterrent for pests. It helps preserve food and can easily replace harsh chemical-based ingredients. Is there anything this unassuming fruit can’t do?! <BR> <BR> Read on for incredible ways to use lemons. Have a favorite use of your own? Let us know in the comments! <BR> <B... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:20:11 EST Are Food Cravings & Addictions Ruling You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x56725307 Have you ever had cravings for chocolate or ice cream that would not go away? <BR> Have you ever started eating cookies or potato chips and could not stop till you ate the whole bag? <BR> <BR> Afterward, you feel like a failure because you did not control your craving. <BR> You are not just being weak. There are many reasons why this is happening. <BR> <BR> <BR> Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/are-food-<BR>cravings-addictions-ruling-you. <BR> <BR> <em>495</em> <em>473</... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:56:19 EST Virtual Trek Tassie - week 4 Exercise Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x56703124 Virtual Trek Tasmania – week 4 <BR> Are we all really to go?? <em>534</em> Can you believe we are nearly half way through already?? Time flies when you are having fun!! <BR> Week 3 was a slight change of pace – but this week we are back to seeing lots of interesting sights!! <BR> The exercise notes <em>319</em> , will remain throughout the 8 weeks of the trek <BR> NOTE – RULE CHANGE: Since the Trek is primarily to motivate exercise – I have decided that there will be a separate person... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 00:42:53 EST Virtual Trek Tassie - week 4 Discussion Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x56703093 Virtual Trek Tasmania – week 4 <BR> Are we all really to go?? <em>534</em> Can you believe we are nearly half way through already?? Time flies when you are having fun!! <BR> Week 3 was a slight change of pace – but this week we are back to seeing lots of interesting sights!! <BR> The exercise notes <em>319</em> , will remain throughout the 8 weeks of the trek <BR> NOTE – RULE CHANGE: Since the Trek is primarily to motivate exercise – I have decided that there will be a separate person... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 00:39:15 EST Special Winter Olympics Challenge – 7th – 23 Feb http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x56685646 <BR> "The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play." –Olympic Charter <BR> <BR> For the next 2 ½ weeks the Winter Olympics will be on our TVs – or if you are very lucky one or two of you might actually be there. <BR> So I thought a challenge reflecting the Winter Olympic sports might... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 14:51:04 EST Virtual Trek Tassie - Exercise Thread wk 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x56605897 Are we all really to go?? <em>534</em> <BR> <BR> Week 2 was great fun and we saw a lot and did so much, and the bush walking was great for using up all those extra calories – virtual energy is boundless!! <BR> The exercise notes <em>319</em> , will remain throughout the 8 weeks of the trek <BR> <BR> NOTE – RULE CHANGE: Since the Trek is primarily to motivate exercise – I have decided that there will be a separate personalised exercise completion certificate for anyone who completes th... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 17:40:50 EST Virtual Trek Tassie wk 3 -Trek Discussion Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x56605869 Are we all really to go?? <em>534</em> <BR> <BR> Week 2 was great fun and we saw a lot and did so much, and the bush walking was great for using up all those extra calories – virtual energy is boundless!! <BR> <BR> The exercise notes <em>319</em> , will remain throughout the 8 weeks of the trek <BR> NOTE – RULE CHANGE: Since the Trek is primarily to motivate exercise – I have decided that there will be a separate personalised exercise completion certificate for anyone who completes th... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 17:37:55 EST This is Exercise Month Woo Hoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x56598077 Don't Deprive Yourself of the Rewards of Exercise <BR> <BR> <BR> Individuals who exercise regularly are less likely to develop: <BR> •Heart disease <BR> •Diabetes <BR> •High blood pressure <BR> •High cholesterol levels <BR> •Certain forms of cancer <BR> •Osteoporosis <BR> <BR> Individuals who exercise regularly are more likely to: <BR> •Maintain a healthy body weight <BR> •Effectively control the pain and joint swelling that accompanies arthritis <BR> •Maintain lean muscle, which i... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 03:56:04 EST Exercise Progressive Challenge - Feb 1 - Feb 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x56594220 Exercise challenge – 1st – 7th Feb <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> Saturday: Exercise at least 10 minutes. <em>319</em> <BR> <BR> Sunday: Exercise at least 10 minutes AND drink at least 6-8 glasses of water. <em>319</em> <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> Monday: Exercise at least 10 minutes, drink at least 6-8 glasses of water AND and eat at least 5 freggies (fruit and veg... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:00:58 EST Feb = Exercise and movement Month - how much today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x56594082 February is Movement and exercise month - moving and not sitting is very important to our health - so how much did you MOVE today?? Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:48:32 EST February Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x56591554 The Coffee Shop is one of my favourite places to visit with friends! <BR> <BR> Pull up a chair, grab your drink (coffee, tea, water, V8, etc) and let's chat! <BR> <BR> How are you all doing? <BR> <BR> What are your plans for February? <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:09:53 EST February Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x56591485 The Coffee Shop is one of my favourite places to visit with friends! <BR> Pull up a chair, grab your drink (coffee, tea, water, etc) and let's chat! <BR> How are you all doing? <BR> <BR> What are your plans for February? <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> <BR> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:03:21 EST February Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x56591475 The Coffee Shop is one of my favourite places to visit with friends! <BR> Pull up a chair, grab your drink (coffee, tea, water, etc) and let's chat! <BR> How are you all doing? <BR> <BR> What are your plans for February? <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> <BR> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:02:14 EST Feb newsletter, calendar, Winter Olympics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x56550931 I think I’m in trouble with you today!! <em>46</em> I have just released the February Newsletter – its a bumper edition – and I just know you will all be grumbling at me for expecting you to spend all the time needed reading it!! <em>24</em> Remember you have all month – you can read it in stages, or flick through and only read what interests you!!! – and remember that it takes me a lot longer to write it than it takes you to read it!! <em>195</em> <BR> I will try to make a big eff... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:05:32 EST Virtual Trek Tassie - wk 2 - Exercise Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x56511092 Are we all really to go?? <em>534</em> <BR> <BR> Week 1 was great fun and we saw a lot and did so much – virtual energy is boundless!! <BR> <BR> The exercise notes <em>319</em> , will remain throughout the 8 weeks of the trek <BR> <BR> NOTE – RULE CHANGE: Since the Trek is primarily to motivate exercise – I have decided that there will be a separate personalised exercise completion certificate for anyone who completes the full 8 weeks of exercise. <BR> <BR> I have loaded week 2 tre... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 15:02:10 EST Virtual Trek Tassie - week 2 - Discussion Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x56511029 Are we all really to go?? <em>534</em> <BR> <BR> Week 1 was great fun and we saw a lot and did so much – virtual energy is boundless!! <BR> The exercise notes <em>319</em> , will remain throughout the 8 weeks of the trek <BR> <BR> NOTE – RULE CHANGE: Since the Trek is primarily to motivate exercise – I have decided that there will be a separate personalised exercise completion certificate for anyone who completes the full 8 weeks of exercise. <BR> <BR> I have loaded week 2 trek note... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 14:56:26 EST Bud-nip spraying of sweet potatoes - yes or no? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x56485216 Have you heard about this YouTube video that is causing a real stir on Bud-nip spraying of sweet potatoes?? <BR> <BR> Real what nutrition experts say about this: <BR> <BR> The YouTube Video about Bud Nip in Sweet Potato <BR> <BR> <link>www.healthcastle.com/youtube-video-a<BR>bout-bud-nip-sweet-potato </link> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:24:19 EST New celebration booklets!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x56472875 I have just loaded 2 new booklets into my web site for you to read, download or print - its up to you. <BR> One is - Australia Day - well you didn't think I could miss that, did you?? Its on 26th Jan - and we have a public holiday 27th Jan too this year. Australia Day is a fun Day - where we celebrate - but also have fun as only Aussies can!! <BR> The second is The Chinese New Year - on the 31st Jan this year - a very interesting and important celebration to the Chinese people. <BR> <BR> You... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:04:29 EST New to forum! Nina from Missouri http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x56428150 My mobility is challenged by a condition most people have not even heard of, Charcot Marie Tooth. Nothing to do with teeth, but everything to do with balance and motion issues. My challenge is to maintain muscle strength and regain good balance. In addition, I have separate knee pain issue which might require surgery, so, I need to keep moving any way I can! Can't wait to get ideas from this team. Sun, 19 Jan 2014 13:53:33 EST Water challenge – 19th Jan – 31st Jan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x56417734 <BR> These next 2 weeks – As well as drinking 8 cups (or more) of water in a day – I want you to drink at least 1 cup after every time you move. <em>313</em> <em>91</em> <BR> So - =you do some exercise (any exercise) and drink water immediately after <em>402</em> <em>91</em> <BR> You go shopping and drink water immediately after <em>360</em> <em>91</em> <BR> You chair march while watching TV – you drink water immediately after <em>319</em> <em>91</em> <BR> Etc, etc ... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 17:03:40 EST Virtual Trek Tassie wk 1 – Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x56406133 You can find the details of exercise for the Trek at: <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> click on the “challenges” button on the right hand side, open the folder "Trek Tasmania" <BR> <BR> In this thread - you can post your exercise target for the week and then record what you actually do manage to do!! <BR> <BR> Exercise Target - Week 1 (You need to set your own target and write it down here) <BR> <BR> Sun <BR> Mon <BR> Tue <BR> Wed <BR> Thu <BR> Fri <BR> Sat Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:00:15 EST Virtual Trek Tassie wk 1 – Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x56406087 You can find the trek notes on where we do and what we see at: <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> click on the “challenges” button on the right hand side and open the "Trek Tasmania" folder <BR> <BR> Here we all are in the foyer of the Windsor Hotel in Melbourne - and about to go into Afternoon Tea. <BR> Its lovely to see so many faces and be ablre to put a face to the names on Sparkpeople. As the trek progresses we will get the chance to know each other better - but now lets head i... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 18:55:33 EST Give YOURSELF A High Five! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x56341253 <em>250</em> We all have 'Good Days' and 'Bad Days'. But no matter how 'Bad' your day is, I know that you made At Least One Good Choice. Come by here every day and tell us about Your Good, Healthy Choices, no matter how "Big" or "Small" they are. We will Celebrate with you and plan for even more Good Choices Tomorrow!! Mon, 13 Jan 2014 07:59:09 EST Water Challenge - 12th - 18th Jan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x56320768 This challenge is a tough one, and one that most people need help with. <BR> <BR> The challenge is drink one glass of water upon waking, one w/ breakfast, two between breakfast and lunch, one w/ lunch, two between lunch and dinner, one w/ dinner. <BR> <BR> I hope that this method of getting in enough water during the day is helpful to you, and becomes a habit that you can carry with you long after the challenge is over. <BR> <BR> <BR> This structure ensures that you stay hydrated throu... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 17:28:39 EST Introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x56311397 Hi my name is Artelia. I'm new to this program but I'm disable with osteoarthritis of the knees and lower back. Think chair exercises will benefit me and help with balance and stability .Looking forward to doing the exercises and losing some weight. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 22:55:16 EST Virtual Trek Tasmania - Introduction - comments http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x56308567 I have just uploaded the First pieces of information for this trek to my web site <em>244</em> <BR> The “how to do a virtual trek” leaflet , “Introduction to Trek Tasmania” leaflet and a folder with general tourist information on Tasmania with photos and interesting brochures. <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> You can find these by going to <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> and clicking the button “Challenges” on the right hand side – then opening the Trek Tasmania Folder. <BR> <BR> Any ... Fri, 10 Jan 2014 19:13:06 EST Hello i am New to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x56259433 All my life i have always been over weight. I was told that it was genetic but i feel that i can overcome this with a strong will to stay alive. I have so many health problems,plus a husband who is going blind,a son who is schizophrenic and a daughter who abuses drugs. But thru prayer and perseverance i will lose 180 pounds and better myself,for me and family and God.I need a good Chair exercise program that i can handle. I have arthritis and weigh 321 pounds. Can anyone give me a good link t... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 12:28:24 EST