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 The Best Ways to Use Google Search Options http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x60087224 Google is probably the most popular search site on the web, used for finding just about everything we need on the internet. It's quick, easy and simple to use, and most of the time we find what we need in the first one or two result pages. But what if I told you that you are not really using Google as you should? It turns out that Google has a few special tricks that will make your life a whole lot easier <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13494&memberid=865417 </link> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:01:59 EST Top 10 Grocery Budgeting Tips of 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x60059246 Top 10 Grocery Budgeting Tips of 2014 <BR> From budgeting to shopping to cooking from scratch, there’s something here for everyone. <BR> <link>thenourishinghome.com/2014/12/top-10<BR>-grocery-budgeting-tips-2014/ </link> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:17:23 EST 13 Effective Remedies Against Arthritis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x60046111 Arthritis is a type of joint disorder that involves inflammation of a single joint or several joints. The disease plagues approximately 350 million people worldwide, with osteoarthritis being the most common type. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States, with over 20 million people affected by it. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13421&memberid=865417 </link> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 02:07:33 EST How Vivid Is Your Imagination? (Fun) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x60045140 We all have imaginations, even if we don't always use them. But what kind of imagination do you have? Do you easily come up with bizarre and creative notions? Take our little quiz and find out a bit about your power of imagination, and what kind imagination it is... <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13417&memberid=865417 </link> <BR> <em>198</em> <em>334</em> <em>234</em> <em>211</em> <em>40</em> <em>30</em> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 22:54:18 EST Creative and Amazing DIY Xmas Trees http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60045124 There is nothing quite as fun as decorating the tree for Christmas. But sometimes, we are a bit limited on funds, resources, or just plain lazy to do anything fancy! These people decided to get a bit creative with their festive DIY Christmas tree ideas. They prove that anyone can make a tree out of anything, with just a little imagination! <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13414&memberid=865417 </link> <BR> <em>446</em> <em>446</em> <em>446</em> <em>446</em>... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 22:50:47 EST Easy to Make and Delicious Healthy Food. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x60037054 Easy to Make and Delicious Healthy Food. <BR> The idea of eating right can be a bit daunting to some of us, because we are unfamiliar with putting together tasty dishes to replace unwanted foods in our diets. It is also a common misconception that making healthy food is expensive and complicated. We can all prepare healthy meals with ease, without compromising on taste and flavor. Here are some great dishes to make in little to no time, they are as healthy as they are delicious. <BR> <link>... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 01:50:07 EST Raw Gingerbread Men (and women) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x60037004 Raw Gingerbread Men (and Ladies) <BR> See - Chocolate Covered Kate - <link>chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2009/12/15<BR>/raw-gingerbread-men/ </link> <BR> <BR> Word of warning: This dough is so good that you might just want to eat it all out of the food processor/Magic Bullet and save yourself the trouble of forming handsome ginger guys. <BR> <BR> • 120g dates (packed 3/4c) If unsure what dates to use, <BR> • 38 g raw almonds (about 3T) <BR> • 1/4 tsp ground ginger <BR> • 1/4 tsp cinnamon <... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 01:23:30 EST Homemade “KIND” Bar Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x60036981 Recipes for the following bars <BR> <BR> Homemade “KIND” Bar Recipes <BR> <BR> • Original Everything Fruit & Nut Bar – the original bar that started my obsession <BR> • Nut-Free “KIND” Bar – perfect for those with nut-allergies <BR> • Cherry-Chocolate Chip Bar – chocolate chips, need I say more? <BR> • Apricot-Almond Crunch Bar – mildly sweet, tangy & delicious! <BR> <BR> For best results, follow the recipes exactly as given. Trust me, after making dozens of batches of these bars (they’re... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 01:13:32 EST Maximize the Use of Your Internet Browser. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60034910 Guide: Your Internet Browser Can Do Much More Then You Think <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13396&memberid=863854 </link> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:29:34 EST How 3 Minutes of Exercise Per Week Can Improve You http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x60002678 <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/how-3-minu<BR>tes-of-exercise-per-week-can-improve-y<BR>our-health.html </link> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 03:08:15 EST Magic Healing Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x60002608 Whether you're fighting off a cold or simply want something to warm you up, this Magic Healing Soup is the perfect vegetable soup recipe for the job. It's a cross between a vegetable soup and cabbage soup that's light yet comforting and delicious. We call it "magic" because it's a healing recipe that is packed with good-for-you ingredients that help you feel better. The taste is so good that you'll want to go back for a second bowl, and you won't even feel guilty about it! Better yet, the mos... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 02:31:12 EST Fruits and Vegetables with Low Risk of Pesticides http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59998348 Fruits and Vegetables with Low Risk of Pesticides. <BR> <BR> I'm sure that you have all been told that if you want to live a healthy life and eat healthy food then you should "switch to organic". This means eating organic fruits and vegetables which have not been treated with chemical fertilizers or pest control products. There are many reasons why organic food is so much better for us and for the environment, but they are also much more expensive then regular fruits and vegetables. <BR> <... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:05:24 EST 10 Natural Remedies to Cure Chapped Lips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x59998316 10 Natural Remedies to Cure Chapped Lips <BR> <BR> Winter season is here, which means many of us will suffer from chapped lips. It seems that no matter how much we bundle up, our lips constantly remain exposed to the harsh winter winds. It's important to keep a scarf wrapped around your mouth as a preventative measure. <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13354&memberid=865417 </link> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:00:30 EST Which Character Trait Is Strongest With You?(Fun) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59998309 Which Character Trait Is Strongest With You? <BR> <BR> Are you strong? Are you sensitive? What is the one trait those who know you see in you? What trait is stronger than all the rest? Find out with this nifty and clever test! <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13342&memberid=865417 </link> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:58:04 EST Mindful Holiday Noshing with Pistachios s:Giveaway http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59989688 If you are looking for a way to lighten up this holiday, take a good look at in-shell pistachios. <BR> <BR> Wonderful Pistachios are a great tasting holiday snack for guests to nibble on during cocktail hour or enjoy with pomegranate seeds, celery sticks, or kale chips. Yes, I know you are all serving the healthiest holiday snacks. <BR> <link>www.snack-girl.com/snack/holiday-pis<BR>tachios-giveaway/ </link> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:19:14 EST New Videos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59980589 A great Upper Body Workout: <em>84</em> <BR> GET FIT while you SIT! with the " Sweet Sensations Seated Workout" by Tiffany Rothe. <BR> <BR> <link>youtu.be/bvE0uQRM5-A?list=PLFB122C41<BR>C6F7C71B </link> <BR> <BR> Which can be found in the CE team video Channel (click on the team picture on the main team page) in the following playlists: <BR> Upper body play list <link>www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFB12<BR>2C41C6F7C71B </link> <BR> and in the Wheel chair suitable Play list ... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 16:31:16 EST From the Chefs to You: Great Kitchen Advice! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59980159 Tips From the Chef.............. 22 great kitchen tips <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13321&memberid=863854 </link> Tue, 9 Dec 2014 15:16:09 EST Slow Cooker Spiced Holiday Nuts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59971054 Another tasty recipe from Kelly Smith - The Nourishing Home <BR> <BR> These tasty nuts capture the aroma and flavor of the holiday season with just a hint of cayenne, giving them an extra kick of flavor. Honestly, it’s almost impossible to stop eating them. <BR> <link>blog.kitchenaid.com/spiced-holiday-n<BR>uts-recipe/ </link> Mon, 8 Dec 2014 16:04:03 EST Make These Strawberry Santa Hats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59970987 Make These Strawberry Santa Hats <BR> You know how you have a holiday favorite that you make EVERY year. <BR> <BR> I love this Santa Hat and I can find fresh California strawberries that are tasty in my supermarket. <BR> <link>www.snack-girl.com/snack/strawberry-<BR>santa/ </link> Mon, 8 Dec 2014 15:55:53 EST 11 Worst Germ Hot Spots in Your Home Read more: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59946710 Makes me want to use paper plate so I don't have to wash and dry them, then I wont be spreading germs yikessssss <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/11-surpris<BR>ing-germ-hot-spots.html </link> Fri, 5 Dec 2014 20:05:09 EST Almond Flour Apple Cider Donuts (GF) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59926945 Almond Flour Apple Cider Donuts - Glutin Free, Grain Free Recipe from Nourishing Home <BR> <BR> Nearly every year, we travel back East to visit family for the holidays. While there, we enjoy the fun tradition of visiting a local apple farm to pick up some fresh-pressed cider and the most amazing apple cider donuts! <BR> Since going gluten-free, I've been missing these tasty holiday donuts. So I finally decided it was high time to transform this family favorite into an irresistible grain-fre... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 14:56:13 EST Meatloaf Muffins Fun for the Whole Family! (GF) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59911730 There’s something magical about making meatloaf in a muffin tin. Maybe it’s the cute-factor of having your own personal little muffin of meaty-goodness? Or maybe it’s the fact that each little meatloaf bakes-up so moist and flavorful!......... <BR> <link>thenourishinghome.com/2014/12/meatlo<BR>af-muffinsfun-whole-family-df-gf/ </link> Tue, 2 Dec 2014 00:24:21 EST Stop Eating out of Boredon Challenge for Dec http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59889774 Pick which challenge you want to do from the list below then at the end of the challenge, tell us how you did. <BR> 1) Lose 1- 2 lbs <BR> 2) Stay under 1500 grams sodium EACH day <BR> 3) Exercise for 45 minutes every day <BR> 4) Huddle each day <BR> 5) Pick Your Own Challenge <BR> **************************************** <BR> ************************************** <BR> ******************** <BR> <BR> <BR> 1: <BR> 2: <BR> 3: <BR> 4: <BR> 5: <BR> 6: <BR> 7: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 17:51:10 EST Healthy Eating Challenge - Dec 1st - Dec 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59889213 Healthy Eating challenge: Dec 1st – Dec 27th <BR> Over the next 4 weeks – from Dec 1st to Dec 27th – I want you to try to improve your eating habits. <BR> First start by doing the “Rate Your Plate “ Survey – which you can find on my web site <BR> <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> Click on the button “Current C E Team Newsletter” <BR> <BR> When you have scored yourselves on that – enter your score here then name 4 ways that you can improve your eating habits <BR> <BR> Over the ne... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 16:20:11 EST Getting back on track after the holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59882924 <BR> <BR> Why It’s So Hard to Get Back on Track After the Holidays <BR> <BR> <BR> Even the most rigid of calorie counters and the healthiest of eaters often throw caution to the wind and break out the stretchy pants on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Most of us also vow to go back to (or start) eating healthy just as soon as we finish clearing the table. But after feasting on mashed potatoes, egg nog, cookies in the shape of little Christmas trees, and seven different types of pie all day, th... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:58:10 EST December Newsletter, calendar and goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59877848 The December Newsletter, and calendar are in my web site . <BR> This is a newsletter focussed very heavily on Christmas (sorry if Christmas isn't your thing!!) and has a heap of ideas for stocking stuffers, and pancakes in a jar and some beautiful and very easy fruit syrups that would make a great Hostess gift (but are so easy and yummy you might just keep them for yourself!!) if you are staying with friends for Christmas and also lots of ideas of gift wrappings to make - after all a nicely p... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:28:11 EST "Rate Your Plate" Survey Results and discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59876332 <em>550</em> I have just added a "rate your Plate" survey sheet to my web site. <BR> I thought you might like to download it and fill it out and see how you score - then fill in the question at the bottom and see what changes you could make in your eating habits. <BR> I think you will find it very interesting and it will help you to see what eating habits need improvement. <BR> You can find the survey at <BR> <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> <BR> then click the button - "Current C... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:49:13 EST 10 Recipes for Healthy Natural Smoothies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59875739 Greasy skin? Weak immune system? Constant fatigue? <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=12870 </link> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:02:34 EST The Importance of the Glycemic Index http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59875718 You might have heard the words “glycemic index” being thrown around, but wasn’t sure what the whole thing was about. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13151&memberid=863854 </link> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:56:28 EST Important Advice For Your Aching Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59870503 Our back is under a lot of pressure, and as we get older, it starts complaining about a lot of little things, <BR> Mine is just a nag never shuts up .... <em>18</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=12682 </link> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:45:08 EST The Importance of the Glycemic Index http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59868078 The Importance of the Glycemic Index <BR> <BR> You might have heard the words “glycemic index” being thrown around, but wasn’t sure what the whole thing was about. The glycemic index (GI) is a number that is associated with different foods and shows what their effect on the glucose levels in the blood (also known as “blood sugar”). The number represents the total rise in glucose level after eating that food. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13151&memberid=865417 </lin... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:52:06 EST A Few Words About Gratitude: HAPPY THANKSGIVING http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59854832 A Few Words About Gratitude: HAPPY THANKSGIVING <BR> <BR> Having a happy thanksgiving is about being with family and loved ones. It is also about celebrating. But what it is most about, is gratitude. <BR> <BR> And today, I want to say HAPPY THANKSGIVING............... <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13127&memberid=865417 </link> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 03:05:10 EST Healthy Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59850771 <em>224</em> Healthy Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes <BR> <BR> Fridges everywhere are full of luscious Thanksgiving leftovers and stockpots are bubbling full of liquid gold. Check out these healthy Thanksgiving leftover recipes to put a new spin on turkey meals for the week. <em>428</em> <BR> <BR> <link>fraservalley.healthcastle.com/health<BR>y-thanksgiving-leftover-recipes </link> <BR> <BR> <em>429</em> Make Turkey Pot Pie with Thanksgiving Leftovers (video) <BR> <BR> Have... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:40:54 EST Top 13 Solutions to Preparing Thanksgiving Dinner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59850740 Top 13 Solutions to Preparing Your Thanksgiving Dinner <em>190</em> <BR> <BR> <em>428</em> Thanksgiving is a time for families to celebrate together and be thankful. Let us help you celebrate this year with more healthy options. Whether you are looking to cut the fat, serve gluten free guests or to skip the high fructose corn syrup this year, we have some tips for you. <BR> <BR> <link>www.healthcastle.com/top-13-solution<BR>s-preparing-your-thanksgiving-dinner </link> <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:36:12 EST Magic Transistor Radio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59841297 Do you miss the days of the simple transistor radio? Two knobs, one for volume and one for tuning, simple as that. We used to call it the ' Tranny " <BR> <BR> <link>magictransistor.com/radio </link> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:07:57 EST Test Yourself: How Old Are You At Heart? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59841248 What Is Your True Age? Lets find out .... <BR> Does the content of your book match its cover? Are you what you seem? <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content_12678/What<BR>_Is_Your_True_Age.aspx </link> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:01:04 EST Healpful Health Tips to Add To Your Knowledge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59841206 Knowledge is not only power ........... READ ON ............. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content_13046/This<BR>_Week_in_Health_Tips!.aspx?q=Healpful%<BR>20Health%20Tips%20to%20Add%20To%20Your<BR>%20Knowledge </link> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:55:52 EST Exercise 5 ...15min--23rd ... 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x59841145 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> This will run for the month of December 30th Nov ---------- 27th December <BR> <BR> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do that video. The ... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:46:58 EST Health Benefits and Uses for Home-Grown Herbs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59831861 Health Benefits and Uses for Home-Grown Herbs. <BR> <BR> Herbs are some of the best things you can grow around your house and garden. They are mostly easier to grow then many kinds of vegetables and fruits and yet they can be just as healthy and tasty to eat. These are 10 of the easiest, healthiest and most recommended herbs for you to grow, each with important tips on where and how to grow them. They are guaranteed to make your food taste better, your house smell nicer and your overall heal... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:30:27 EST How Good Is Your Color Vision? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59831842 How Good Is Your Color Vision? <BR> <BR> Know the answer to this question once and for all - how good is your color vision? <BR> <BR> Don't worry if your color vision isn't perfect, 1 out of 12 men has some sort of serious color blindness, and so does 1 out of 255 women (as you can see, much more common for men) but even regular color vision can be better or worse when it comes to distinguishing similar hues. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13087&memberid=86541... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:28:06 EST Relax with the Jewel Wall Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59831810 I love these little games. They take me out of myself and let me do something fun and relaxing for a whilte. This game is excellent for just this purpose. So if you like shiny diamonds and have a fast clicking finger, this game is surely for you. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13080&memberid=865417 </link> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:24:47 EST Vege Challenge - 23rd - 29th Nov http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59831714 Vegetables are IN this week!! The VEGETABLE Challenge will be to do THREE or more of the following mini challenges: <BR> <BR> 1. Eat at least 4 DIFFERENT vegetables a day! Post on this thread which VEGETABLES you ate. <BR> <em>370</em> <em>371</em> <em>372</em> <em>284</em> <em>147</em> <em>210</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> 2. Give a Vegetable SparkGoodie to a different Chair Exercise Team member each of the three days. <BR> <BR> <BR> 3. Use lots of VEGETABLE Emoticons when... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:07:46 EST 9 Foods That Will Keep You Trim http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59797913 If you are trying to lose weight, avoid the frozen, prepared, and often expensive “diet” meals <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content_12436/9_Fo<BR>ods_That_Will_Keep_You_Trim_and_Thin!.<BR>aspx </link> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:27:53 EST 13 Surprising Household Uses for Apples http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59797856 Apples are one of the world’s most favorite fruits, and it’s easy to see why: <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content_12282/Did_<BR>You_Know_how_Useful_Apples_are.aspx?q=<BR>13%20Surprising%20Household%20Uses%20f<BR>or%20Apples </link> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:19:21 EST How To Keep Thanksgiving From Derailing Your Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59797781 How To Keep Thanksgiving From Derailing Your Diet Without Skipping The Fun <BR> There is no need to skip the fun or traditional dishes on Thanksgiving. Follow these easy tricks to keep Thanksgiving dinner indulgences in check without deprivation. <BR> <link>fraservalley.healthcastle.com/how-ke<BR>ep-thanksgiving-derailing-your-diet-wi<BR>thout-skipping-fun </link> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:09:45 EST Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Salad Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59797760 Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Salad Recipe <BR> Whether you've recently harvested a garden full of butternut squash or you've just been eyeing the squash at farmers' markets or the grocery store, the cooler weather is a sure sign it's time to start making some hearty squash recipes for fall. <BR> <link>www.healthcastle.com/simple-roasted-<BR>butternut-squash-salad-recipe </link> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:07:02 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 16th ---- 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x59773512 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do that video. The time 5....15 is also not set in concrete You can do 5 or you can do 30 which ever suits you. <BR... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 04:27:00 EST Puzzle Game: Get the Red Train to Its Station http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59769698 Puzzle Game: Get the Red Train to Its Station <BR> It's not easy being a train engineer. You need to make sure there is always a way for all trains to get to their stations without one interfering with another. A puzzle worth solving. So here's your chance, with this colorful and fun puzzle game, to test your skills of logic and find out the route that will take this train to its station. This game is incredibly fun, and a real fun challenge to overcome. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 15:29:08 EST 12 Heartburn and Stomach Ulcer Remedies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59765066 You would never think of tomatoes as being bad for you, but they can, in fact, make things even worse for your ulcers. I do know they are better for you cooked. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=12975&memberid=863854 </link> Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00:30:52 EST 13 Household Products You Should Never Mix http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59765058 <BR> More accidents happen at home than anywhere else. Many of these can be avoided by just knowing what not to do. If you avoid these 13 combinations, you’ll save yourself time and money, and a trip to the hospital. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=12978&memberid=863854 </link> Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00:28:24 EST 26 Handy Tips For Any Kitchen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59763042 26 Handy Tips For Any Kitchen <BR> <BR> Some people think it's an easy thing to prepare meals in your kitchen. In their mind, it's a skip and a jump to a well prepared meal. Those of us who actually DO the cooking, though, know that it is both a science and an art, where experience can make a huge difference, and where handy tips are always welcome to save time and achieve better results. Here are 26 great kitchen tips we should all learn. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 19:32:38 EST BEWARE:The Scary Starbucks Chestnut Praline Latte http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59734949 Oh yeah. Starbucks is here with their holiday tradition of the MUST have drink. <BR> <BR> We all know about the white chocolate mocha or the pumpkin spiced latte but THIS, my friends, makes those look like child’s play. Yes, Starbucks has reached new heights with its Chestnut Praline Latte. <BR> <BR> Read on to discover why this will kill your good intentions to stay healthy during the holiday season.................................. <BR> <BR> <link>www.snack-girl.com/snack/chestnut-pr<B... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 21:29:26 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 9th --- 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x59706966 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do that video. The time 5....15 is also not set in concrete You can do 5 or you can do 30 which ever suits you. <BR... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 02:36:48 EST 6 day Progressive Challenge - 9th Nov - 15th Nov http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59705285 Progressive challenge <BR> This week we'll have a 6 day Progressive Challenge! Each day we will add another challenge but we will keep doing the first challenge(s): <BR> <BR> Monday: Exercise at least 10 minutes. <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> Tuesday: Exercise at least 10 minutes AND drink at least 6-8 glasses of water. <em>319</em> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> Wednesday: Exercise at least 10 minutes, drink at least 6-8 glasses of water AND and eat at least 5 freggies (fruit and veg) <em>319</... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 21:39:00 EST Holiday Season Weigh in - Nov 9th - 17 Jan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59705226 STAY ACCOUNTABLE!! <BR> Holiday Season Weigh in Thread. (Nov 9th – mid Jan) <BR> Starting on 9th November is this Weigh in Thread – this is NOT a weight loss challenge – it is to keep you accountable over the holidays. It will run for 10 weeks – from 9th Nov to 17th Jan. <BR> Each week you will be required to weigh yourselves – and either to enter your weight or enter the lb you have lost or gained – or state if you stay the same. <BR> I expect you to enter each week no matter how goo... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 21:32:28 EST Participation - Are you Working? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59692365 I can't find the space where I'm suppose to tell you that I'm doing my duty and participating physically. <BR> <BR> So I'm just going to make one right here and invite anyone who feels like it to comment with their daily activity. <BR> <BR> <BR> Activity: <BR> <BR> I walk (Slowly) 2 - 4 Miles per day using Wii - Walk It Out or my treadmill. <BR> <BR> So far this month I have a total of 24.5 Miles complete. (not counting today) <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 7 Nov 2014 11:07:37 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 2nd ----- 8th Nov http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x59633479 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do that video. The time 5....15 is also not set in concrete You can do 5 or you can do 30 which ever suits you. <BR... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 19:06:09 EST Strong core for balance challenge - Nov 2 - 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59632294 Core muscles are responsible for holding the body upright and supporting every motion from sitting to standing, running to jumping. Developing core muscles is essential to good physical fitness and prevention of injuries in the gym. When focusing on core muscles it is important to understand the vastness of this muscle group. <BR> The Basic Core Muscles <BR> Basic core muscles include the abdominals and back muscles. These muscles are concentrated in the center of the body. Many people believ... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 16:25:51 EST November Chit-Chat Corner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59623384 Daily Chit Chat." It's a topic that we all seem to like. It's a place that anyone on the team can go to each day (or anytime they feel like) and just check in with each other, say hi, talk about the weather, discuss issues, weight loss topics, It's a nice way to get to know the active members on the team better and you don't have to stay on one topic. The "Daily Chit Chat" post can be used every day by anybody! <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone and I hope to hear from lots of you! Happy No... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:10:03 EST How To Overcome Destructive Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59616802 When you can't stop thinking about it <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.jeremybinns.com/2013/03/21/how-t<BR>o-overcome-destructive-thoughts/ </link> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:52:44 EST Confused about ???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59606888 I use a Fitbit to count my steps. I've been working really hard at not sitting still any more than I need to. But when I go to put the times in the exercise columns I've been questioning why I use only the very active category. <BR> <BR> My normal day looks a bit like this. There are 12 to 15 hours of not moving, 3 to 4 hours of lights activity with about the same amount of time in the moderately active category and then there are 15 to 40 minutes in the very active space. <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:44:38 EST nervous knees http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59587397 I wonder if knees can actually be nervous ... probably not and it's more a case of me being nervous on my knees behalf. Last year when I was doing some of the chair exercises regularly I ended up hurting both knees, especially the left one. I think partly or even mostly because I was asking my knee to do a lot of things without building up supporting muscles first and overdid things in a way that wasn't good <BR> <BR> Now I'm wanting to do more of the chair exercises again along with walking... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 02:43:18 EST November Newsletter, calendar and lots more http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59587190 I have just loaded the November Newsletter onto my web site. <BR> <BR> I have Continued our series on Gifts in Jars - this month the cookery section has a Soup Kitchen, Cafe Quad E, offering coffee, chocolate and tea as well as looking ahead and including some history, and recipes for Mulled Spiced drinks,and a few goodies for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. All the recipes will make good cheap presents as well as being useful in your own pantries!! <BR> The usual articles haven’t been fo... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 01:27:31 EST Having to stop for 4 days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59587128 I thought I was doing better so I decided to walk to the car with out my walker. Me and the ground got into a fight and it won. My knee twisted or buckled out from under me and I fell to the ground hard. Doctor put me I a brace from my hip to my ankle. I am not sure if something is tore but like the doctor told me it would have to heal on it own as in his words I am to over weight for knee surgery.... I feel very let down and almost in tears over it even now. I just want to walk again with o... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 01:10:10 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 26th ----- 1st Nov http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x59567671 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do that video. The time 5....15 is also not set in concrete You can do 5 or you can do 30 which ever suits you. <BR... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:54:02 EST Common Health Mistakes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59565992 Health is a complicated thing, and can be affected by things we'd never suspect were doing harm. <BR> <BR> So much for me drying my clothes in the lounge room with the heater when it has been raining. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=12650&memberid=863854 </link> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:44:06 EST What Is Destructive Thinking? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59565968 Can you relate to this ????? <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/specialists/b<BR>ehavioralhealth/binks/qa/what-is-destr<BR>uctive-thinking/index.aspx?pos=4&xid=n<BR>l_EverydayHealthWomensHealth_20141025 </link> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:41:09 EST Challenge - Give up something - Oct 26 - Nov 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59563293 Nutrition Challenge 5 days only <BR> Note: This is a 5 Day challenge only!! <BR> For these 5 days I want you to give something up!! <BR> 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 ... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:20:19 EST Strengthening Muscles Around Bladder http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59559266 Okay guys this is for us ladies. <BR> <BR> One of the things the endocrinologist and I discussed was my recent difficulty in urinating. I have trouble starting and then it just trickles. She asked if I had had children, yes, vaginally, yes. Well as we age the muscles in the lower abdomen weaken and a sign of this is what I have been experiencing. <BR> <BR> She said when using the toilet try stopping the urine from flowing and then release and then do it again several times. This will gi... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:01:35 EST Commitment to your own life and future. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x59525313 This thread works in connection with the Sparkmail I have sent out - basically it is a coimmitment to your own life and future - that you will move more - and record the steps you do - any number from 10 - infinity. and gradually that you will increase the steps you take and that you will not settle for a sedentary life - but you WILL move and get healthier, and get at least some independence, somewhere towards a "normal " life!. <BR> If I can do this -and I have done it once before - then y... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:17:16 EST New to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59520939 Just wanted to say hello to everyone. <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I have severe osteoarthritis in my knees, hip, shoulder,back and neck so that will keep me in the chair. I was just recently turned on to chair exercises that I can actually do and this team looks like it's a great place for resources and support. Looking forward to being a member. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:00:40 EST Morning Range of Motion Exercises in bed - Video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59515684 I have just added a new video to the Chair Exercise Video Chanel - its by physicaltherapyvideo - and although they show the exercises done by someone else for a person in bed - you could easily do these stretches yourself at home before you get up. They could really help your flexibility and mobility levels if done regularly. <BR> If, of course , you have a partner who could help then so much the better - but I see no reason you couldn't do the stretches yourself. <BR> <BR> Best Passive Ran... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:20:17 EST 28 Fruit Slicing Tools You Never Knew Existed. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x59507683 This is one of the funniest emails I have seen recently!! <BR> <BR> 28 Fruit Slicing Tools You Never Knew Existed. <BR> <BR> These are some strange tools, but I wish I knew they existed, they could have saved me a lot of time and effort. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=12576&memberid=865417 </link> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:23:07 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 19th ----- 25th Oct http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x59507459 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do that video. The time 5....15 is also not set in concrete You can do 5 or you can do 30 which ever suits you. <BR... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:07:16 EST 12 facts about diabetes you may not know http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59507373 12 facts about diabetes you may not know <BR> <BR> Did you know the first portable blood glucose meter was created in 1969? <BR> <BR> It cost about $650 and was only used by doctors in their practices or hospitals. Portable blood glucose meters for home use by patients were not available until the 1980's. <BR> <BR> For more facts click below. <BR> <link>www.diabetesqld.org.au/media-centre/<BR>2014/october/12-facts-about-diabetes-y<BR>ou-may-not-know.aspx </link> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:47:36 EST How To Transform Your Negative Mind Into a Positi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59505391 Have you ever wondered how amazing it is that a water lily doesn’t grow in a pure mountain lake but in murky, muddy and dank pond water thick with weeds, <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/how-to-tra<BR>nsform-your-negative-mind-into-a-posit<BR>ive-one.html </link> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:25:12 EST Why Waking Up at Night Might be Good For You Read http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59505324 Do we need 7 to 9 hours sleep a night I think I do .......... <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/waking-up-<BR>at-night-is-ok-busting-the-8-hour-slee<BR>p-myth.html </link> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:17:01 EST Cute new Chair workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59501081 Chair workout with good music. <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev1rMBecvnM&<BR>feature=youtu.be </link> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:41:00 EST The Stunning Beauty of Australia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59486112 Johan Lolos is a young Belgian man, currently traveling around the world and documenting his trip with his camera. These images are from the year he spent in Australia, diving with Whale-Sharks, swimming with dolphins and travelling through the deserts and wilderness of “The Land Down Under”. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=12541&memberid=865417 </link> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:45:08 EST Please read if you use e-cigarettes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59459285 <BR> Do any of you use these "e-cigarettes"? They are supposed to be healthier thab smoking - they are not available in Australia - but many people get them through the internet. I don't know if you can get them - or if any of you use them - if so this article is a "must read". <BR> <BR> Exploding e-cigarette ‘nearly tears off smoker’s legs <BR> <link>www.couriermail.com.au/lifestyle/hea<BR>lth/exploding-ecigarette-nearly-tears-<BR>off-smokers-legs/story-fnihoyeo-122709<BR>0719544?sv=59... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:08:45 EST Avoid Identity & Credit Fraud - 7 Simple Checks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x59435950 The internet is a big, often confusing, place. Hackers and scammers are abundant and getting cleverer every day. These people take advantage of your lack of knowledge by “hijacking” you from your desired site and sending you into theirs, allowing them to do many illegal things, from a simple collection of data to credit and identity fraud............ <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=12465&memberid=865417 </link> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:27:18 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 12th ----- 18th Oct http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x59427774 <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> 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 19th ........... Seated leg and knees <BR> Mon 20th ............. Core <BR> Tue 21st ... ...... Lower body <BR> Wed 22nd........ Sat, 11 Oct 2014 16:44:16 EST Chair Marching Challenge 12th - 25th Oct http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59427474 <BR> The challenge is to do at least 5000 steps every day – 5 days a week <BR> Your steps can be Chair Marching or walking or other standing exercise, or any combination of them – but you must total 5,000steps every day for 5 days in the week. <BR> If you use a pedometer it works best on a sock or shoe – for chair marching <BR> For those of you without a pedometer – and you really need one to challenge you to move – you need to do at least 30min walking and/or chair marching to do the same... Sat, 11 Oct 2014 15:49:28 EST Self-esteem Workshop Module 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59427434 I have just entered Module 6 into my web site. <BR> Go to - <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> and click on "self-esteem Workshop". <BR> You can use this thread to ask any questions and make comments etc. <BR> Since this module is the last - you should be feeling some benefit from the workshop by now - maybe you could share your thoughts with us. <BR> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 15:41:48 EST Would you pay $1000 for a cupcake? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x59409537 <BR> JUST when you thought the world couldn’t get any crazier ... a bakery in Dubai is selling the world’s most expensive cupcake — at more than $1000 a gobble. <BR> <link>www.couriermail.com.au/travel/travel<BR>-news/would-you-pay-1000-for-a-cupcake<BR>/story-fnjjv9zl-1227085367266 </link> Thu, 9 Oct 2014 16:06:42 EST Add Variety to Your Meals with Whole Grains http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59389592 Dietitians say, "Make half of your grains whole." Since most people need 6-11 servings of grains a day, it's a good idea to venture beyond whole grain pastas and breads to avoid dietary doldrums. Luckily, there are loads of little-utilized whole grains that you can easily cook up to add fiber, protein, and a healthy change of pace to your diet. <BR> <link>www.healthcastle.com/whole_grains_ot<BR>her.shtml </link> Tue, 7 Oct 2014 16:53:41 EST Its Pumpkin Time!! - 103 Pumpkin Recipes!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59389130 Click on the picture of the ones you are interested in and the recipe will come up!! There are some really yummy recipes here - which ones will you make??? <BR> <BR> <link>gooseberrypatch.typepad.com/blog/201<BR>2/10/rru-pumpkin.html#.VDRCiBY0-Qw </link> Tue, 7 Oct 2014 15:51:12 EST Keep Thanksgiving From Derailing Your Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59389064 There is no need to skip the fun or traditional dishes on Thanksgiving. Follow these easy tricks to keep Thanksgiving dinner indulgences in check without deprivation. <BR> <link>fraservalley.healthcastle.com/how-ke<BR>ep-thanksgiving-derailing-your-diet-wi<BR>thout-skipping-fun </link> Tue, 7 Oct 2014 15:42:38 EST Yummy Herbed Sweet Potato Bites recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59378130 This recipe for herbed sweet potato bites sounds really yummy - it would make a great side dish rto so many meals. <BR> <BR> <link>thenourishinghome.com/2014/10/roaste<BR>d-herb-sweet-potato-bites/#comment-58513 </link> <BR> <BR> Also the seasoning mix that is used can be made up in a small jar, to keep handy in the pantry and use for many other things - like sprinkle over a chicken when cooking, add to soups, and sauces , sprinkle over other roast veg - it has many other uses. Mon, 6 Oct 2014 15:50:33 EST The Whole30®? - an interesting way of eating. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x59361693 What is the Whole30®? <BR> Firstly this is a FREE program. <BR> Certain food groups (like sugar, grains, dairy and legumes) could be having a negative impact on your health and fitness without you even realizing it. Are your energy levels inconsistent or non-existent? Do you have aches and pains that can’t be explained by over-use or injury? Are you having a hard time losing weight no matter how hard you try? Do you have some sort of condition (like skin issues, digestive ailments, seasonal a... Sun, 5 Oct 2014 05:18:27 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 5th ----- 11th Oct http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x59361250 <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> 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 12th ........... Seated leg and knees <BR> Mon 13th ............. Core <BR> Tue 14th ... ...... Lower body <BR> Wed 15th.......... Sun, 5 Oct 2014 01:54:44 EST Health Information that's Good to Know http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59360373 Health Information that's Good to Know <BR> <BR> These excerpts from the healthy food Encyclopedia cover some of the most important information about the most healthy foods, from your eye to your arteries to our heart, this is great information to know to remain in good health! <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=11952 </link> Sat, 4 Oct 2014 23:01:53 EST Self-esteem Workshop Module 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59360338 I have just entered Module 5 into my web site. <BR> Go to - <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> and click on "self-esteem Workshop". <BR> You can use this thread to ask any questions and make comments etc. <BR> Since the next module is the last - you should be feeling some benefit from the workshop by now - maybe you could share your thoughts with us. <BR> Sat, 4 Oct 2014 22:56:50 EST The Many Benefits of Olive Leaves http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59358792 The olive leaf has been a sign of peace and prosperity for many generations. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=12027 </link> Sat, 4 Oct 2014 19:49:16 EST October Chit-chat Corner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59325797 Well it seems that Sandra has forgotten that its October ..........already. So I am changing this thread for her. <BR> I am sure the months and years go past faster every year. Soon we will be into your festive season - with Halloween at the end of this month to start things going!! <BR> Ah well we have a month before that - the first month of Autumn for you but the first month of Spring for us - what plans do you have to see out your summer and get ready for winter ahead?? <BR> Wed, 1 Oct 2014 15:19:16 EST 13 Surprising Household Uses for Apples http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59305460 Apples are one of the world’s most favorite fruits, and it’s easy to see why: They’re delicious, <BR> Who would have thought ???? <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=12282&memberid=863854 </link> <BR> <BR> 15 Remedies You Can Make From Turmeric! <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=12287&memberid=863854 </link> <BR> My trouble is trying to remember them all. Perhaps I should wallpaper my kitching in them all ..lol Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:46:13 EST How to Avoid Cataracts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59287041 Something to think about Our cataracts <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=12255&memberid=863854 </link> Sun, 28 Sep 2014 05:51:42 EST 30 Uses for Coconut Oil http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59286843 The term “superfood” has been bandied about quite a bit recently. But if there is one food that truly deserves the moniker, it’s the mighty coconut. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/30-uses-fo<BR>r-coconut-oil.html </link> Sun, 28 Sep 2014 04:21:38 EST Self-esteem workshop Module 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59285715 The self-esteem workshop module 4 is on my web site - please do not start module 4 until you have finished the previous modules <BR> You can find it at: <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> click on the "self-esteem workshop " button <BR> Any feedback, comments or questions can be left here. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 22:58:36 EST Chair Marching Challenge - 28th Sept - 12 Oct http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59285668 Using the “Chair Marching Routine” you can find at: <link> http://chairexercisefun.com/ </link> <em>319</em> <BR> Click on the button “Chair Marching Routine” <BR> The challenge for the next 2 weeks is to do the Chair Marching Routine from start to finish 3 times in a day for 5 days each week <BR> You can record your success here <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 22:51:49 EST Read before buying a Spark Activity Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x59285606 I have just reviewed the Sparkpeople Activity Tracker from the point of view of Mobility limited people - please read my review before you spend money on one!! <BR> And I know some of you won't agree with me - but I only said what I ffound!! <BR> Go to <link>chairexercisefun.com/ </link> and click on "booklets" Sat, 27 Sep 2014 22:42:07 EST October Newsletter and calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x59285131 Ooops!! We seem to have got a bumper issue again this month!! It just “grew”!! <em>246</em> <BR> The emphasis is on Halloween though we have also covered Breast Cancer since October is Breast Cancer month. <em>390</em> <BR> As well we have all the usual topics - Exercise of the Month, Sparkpeople <BR> Feature as well as PaperCrafts, fun and games and some ideas for Halloween Boo gifts in a <BR> jar complete with printable labels. <em>423</em> <BR> Its been hard work getting this is... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 21:47:47 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 28th ----- 4th Oct http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x59284208 <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 5th ........... Seated leg and knees <BR> Mon 6th ............. ... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 20:08:07 EST 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 11 Tips to Perfect the Art of a Google Search http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x59257129 How to Search Google More Efficiently. <BR> For those that haven't used "Google" or don't know how too, think it's easier to ask someone. Should keep this for future use.Google will give you an answer to anything you ask it. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=12218&memberid=865417 </link> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 03:54:30 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 11 Challenging Lateral Thinking Problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x59134753 11 Challenging Lateral Thinking Problems <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Keep your brain in tip-top shape while trying to solve these 11 challenging riddles that require you to fine-tune your logic skills, and then send them on to your friends to see how they do! <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content_11622/11_C<BR>hallenging_Riddles_to_Get_Your_Gears_i<BR>n_Motion.aspx </link> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:02:37 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 September Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x59002340 Eeeeeek I'm feel I go to bed get up the next morning and we are in a new month <BR> <BR> Welcome to the first day of Autumn / Spring for us downunder. Although looking out my window, it sure doesn't look like Spring. <BR> <em>465</em> <em>214</em> <BR> Have a great month team Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:55:51 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