SparkPeople 10 extra minutes a day Team Messageboard We can all add 10 minutes of exercise a day (for those that are not active, that's 10 minutes a day to start). No challenges, no advice-just 10 extra minutes per day, plus friendship, and support. SparkPeople 10 extra minutes a day Team Messageboard Leaving the team.... Hi guys, <BR> <BR> I'm cleaning up my Spark Page of things no longer relevant, and have decided to leave the team. I miss you guys lots, and if you ever want to start it up again, please shoot me another invite! <BR> <BR> In the meantime, I'll look for your posts on FB, and keep up on SP too, looking for your posts, blogs, etc. <BR> <BR> TTYL! <BR> ~Sharon Wed, 4 Jul 2012 09:57:01 EST Thinking Your Way to Healthy Weight Loss <link><BR>/eating-for-better-health/thinking-you<BR>r-way-to-weight-loss.aspx?xid=nl_Every<BR>dayHealthDietandNutrition_20120514 </link> Mon, 14 May 2012 17:01:46 EST Patience, Patience! Patience, Patience! <BR> <BR> You've heard it before, patience is a virtue - but did you know that it can also help you lose weight? It works on both physical and energetic levels. <BR> <BR> Here's how: <BR> <BR> - Less Stress, Better Well-Being <BR> <BR> Have you ever noticed that when you feel stressed, your body doesn't seem to function well? Not only does a stressed, impatient state of mind put you at greater risk for illness, you also hinder your body's fat burning processes. The m... Sun, 13 May 2012 09:09:52 EST Are You Making Yourself More Hungry? Are You Making Yourself More Hungry? <BR> Are you hungry all the time? These eating behaviors may be causing your insatiable desire for food. <BR> <BR> By Reader's Digest Editors <BR> Some herbs and spices <BR> <BR> While these herb and spices are great for your health, consuming them with meals is best since they can stimulate appetite. <BR> <BR> Mustard <BR> Adding mustard to your food increases the flow of saliva and digestive juices -- natural ways to stimulate appetite when you've b... Sat, 12 May 2012 18:09:00 EST QOTD: NEW QUESTION DAILY FIRST QUESTION: <BR> Do you find yourself losing weight on a steady basis or do you tend to take weeks or months to get thru a 10 lb stretch? <BR> ****************************************<BR>**************************************<BR>****** <BR> <BR> For me, it seems to take me about 3 months to go from one 10 lb set to the next. I tend to yo-yo badly so it's sometimes a struggle to get into the next set of numbers (240's down to 230's, etc). <BR> Sun, 6 May 2012 11:45:51 EST February Fitness I can hear the groans... I'm even groaning! February Fitness. Okay, so it is a bit trite. It is fitting, lol! <BR> <BR> What are your plans for February? It is a short month, so it should be easier to make and keep goals, right? <BR> <BR> I'm going to stick with my goal of 1-2 hours skiing 2-3 times per week. And I need to do those crunches as soon as I finish typing this!!! <BR> <BR> Cheers, <BR> Heidi Tue, 31 Jan 2012 09:39:54 EST January Jazz! Hello Ladies! <BR> <BR> I will make this brief, as I am on my iPad - my hard drive crashed! Anyway, let's start out this new year with a little jazz in our steps. That can mean that you walk to the car with more energy, that can mean that you do a dance video, or that you listen to some good mucic in the car and do some butt clenches and ab squeezes to the beat! <BR> <BR> I hope your year is starting off right! <BR> <BR> Cheers, <BR> Heidi Thu, 5 Jan 2012 07:38:14 EST December Do's! For December, let's all remember to Do something physical each day! 10 extra minutes can be easy... and it can be difficult to Do! Just Do it! What a wonderful idea - although easier to say than to Do!!! <BR> <BR> Are you getting the picture? <BR> <BR> Here are some more Do's! <BR> <BR> Do take the stairs whenever possible! <BR> Do park a little further away than necessary! <BR> Do sneak in a minute of crunches or wall push-ups or squats whenever possible! <BR> <BR> Please feel free ... Tue, 29 Nov 2011 06:13:48 EST November Numbers Hello ladies! <BR> <BR> I'm starting a new topic a day early! November is all about numbers! We're going to get 10 extra minutes a day. We can do it together! And any other numbers people want to talk about are A-Okay! I'm at 164.8 this morning. Fluctuating all over the place, but not in the right direction, lol. <BR> <BR> Cheers, <BR> Heidi Mon, 31 Oct 2011 04:32:30 EST October Odd Fitness Hello ladies! <BR> <BR> I've been having a hard time thinking of a name for October's board. 'Awesome October' sounds good, but doesn't look right. Hopefully, by the end of my typing this post, I'll come up with something. <BR> <BR> So, October! To me, September can feel like autumn some years and not others, but October is definitely fall. However, the weather here has been so lovely lately, that we're feeling like it is a mountain summer - temps in the mid-70's! Absolutely lovely - a... Mon, 3 Oct 2011 07:32:40 EST September Strides! Hello ladies! <BR> <BR> Welcome to another month! I had thought about calling it "September Steps," but thought that 'Strides' was more inclusive of the progress that we can make this month. We can make strides in our commitment to exercise, as well as healthy eating, and also any personal life strides that we need to make :). <BR> <BR> So, I'll go back and respond to all the wonderful things you ladies have written over the past couple of weeks. Since you all have already replied to mos... Tue, 30 Aug 2011 07:42:26 EST August Activity! Hello Ladies! And hello August. <BR> <BR> Can you believe that it is the second half of the year already? Let's get motivated to be more active this half of the year. August is our month for activity! Woohoo! <BR> <BR> I also want to extend a welcome to our new member - VictoriaRenee! <BR> <BR> Cheers, <BR> Heidi Sun, 31 Jul 2011 10:51:41 EST July Jacks (Jumping jacks, that is) Hello ladies! <BR> <BR> Sorry to get nearly halfway through the month for a July topic. I had actually thought about this a week or two ago, but alas, the best laid plans... <BR> <BR> Anyway, I don't know that jumping jacks are going to be the best thing for my knees, but I'm going to try some today. I need to shake things up. Went swimming yesterday, which was good, but not sure I want to do it on a regular basis. <BR> <BR> In response to the last couple of posts on the June thread: <B... Sun, 10 Jul 2011 08:06:40 EST June Jumping! Hello ladies! <BR> <BR> So, for June, I'd love to see everyone chime in with new ideas about little things that you find to add a bit of fitness to your day! Here's a spark blog that talks about it: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>e_evidence_that_small_bits_of_activity<BR>_add_up </link> <BR> <BR> At least, I hope the link works. :) <BR> <BR> And here is an article about the same thing: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?i... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 05:14:05 EST May Minutes! Hello team! <BR> <BR> We have a new month and a new start to rack up some awesome fitness minutes! I look forward to hearing what each of you can do for fitness! Let's get some activity (no matter how small) every day! <BR> <BR> Cheers, <BR> Heidi Mon, 2 May 2011 04:29:03 EST April Exercise! Hello ladies! <BR> <BR> I'm a little behind the curve, and it is likely to get worse, as I've got a lot coming up. But here is a shiny new thread for us to write about our April exercise! <BR> <BR> I got my butt off the couch yesterday to do some zumba and an old fitness video I had. I would love some suggestions for good zumba videos. I don't want to just do a three minute one and then another and then another... I'd like a good long one. <BR> <BR> Cheers, <BR> Heidi Fri, 8 Apr 2011 06:11:10 EST March fitness! Hello ladies! <BR> <BR> I hope that everyone is starting out March with a bang! Let's get in some extra fitness whenever we can! Feel free to track however you like, but let us know how you're doing, so we can support each other! <BR> <BR> 3/1: extra extended walk! Plus 1 hr bowling. Plus about an hour dancing! Woohoo! <BR> 3/2: extended walk <BR> 3/3: usual walk, plus 10 min heavy cleaning and 75 min xbox <BR> 3/4: extended walk <BR> 3/5: bit of skiing <BR> <BR> Cheers, <BR> Heidi Wed, 2 Mar 2011 06:44:46 EST 10 minute suggestions A friend of mine posted a blog about a 10 minute solution. I have only been able to find where people talked about purchasing this collection, but thought that we could post any resources that we find here. <BR> <BR> First of all, spark has a huge collection of stuff... not that I've tried most of it. Here is a link to where you can find several workouts of varying lengths and varying activities:<BR>s_articles_list.asp?iSel=17 <BR> <BR> Hopefully... Wed, 2 Feb 2011 08:50:45 EST Hi. My name is... Hi! My name is Heidi. <BR> <BR> I get into a rut with fitness and get comfortable with what I've been doing. I find that I don't challenge myself. I spend an awful lot of time on my butt (working on stuff online, or just sparking and doing facebook, lol), and sometimes lack the motivation to get up and move. <BR> <BR> I generally get about 50 minutes of walking per day - walking 25 minutes to and from the place where I practice my singing. There are days when I get to ski or do somethin... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 16:13:54 EST Weekly report This will be the place for people to report on what they managed to do for 10 extra minutes each day. For example: <BR> <BR> 1/24 Mon. 10 minutes walking <BR> 1/25 Tues. 10 minutes heavy cleaning <BR> 1/26 Wed. 10 minutes walking <BR> <BR> or if you did more... <BR> <BR> 1/27 Thurs. 15 minutes walking <BR> 1/28 Fri. 20 minutes heavy cleaning <BR> <BR> You can start your report on any day of the week... and/or if you'd like to report daily, that is fine too! <BR> <BR> We are all on dif... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 16:06:13 EST The team... Hello all, <BR> <BR> The goal of this team is to add 10 minutes of exercise to whatever it is you are already doing each day. If you're just getting started, then 10 minutes per day is a good place to start. <BR> <BR> This will be a place for us to share what we find to do for our extra 10 minutes, and for us to support each other in our journey towards health! <BR> <BR> Cheers, <BR> Heidi Thu, 27 Jan 2011 15:58:55 EST