We love them, we look forward to them, we talk about them for weeks before and weeks after – vacations. Those 1-2 weeks of the year when we get away from it all – work, responsibilities, car pools. Unfortunately, there is something el... Read more
Remember when you were a kid and claimed that your dog ate your homework, when really you just didn't get around to writing your book report? Of course, your teacher knew you were fibbing. While most of us are past blaming the dog instead of taki... Read more
Working from home may seem like a dream. You have no boss popping up behind you. No employees to interrupt you with the latest office gossip. No donuts to avoid. But, working from home—with all of its perks and pluses—also presents some u... Read more
Most people begin a new fitness program with great intentions and lots of motivation--only to find both waning within a few weeks. The realities of work, school, social and family demands overwhelm the desire to get fit, and exercise gets puts on the... Read more
Parents do everything possible to limit germs in the home when a new baby joins the family. But during cold and flu season, it's equally important to do the same thing to protect children and adults of all ages. Remember when you asked everyone w... Read more
Need help. Another snow day and I'm staying home with my six year old son. It's -15 today. What fun activities can we do? Third snow day this week and we are bored with the usual (games, coloring, etc).... Read more
Hey everyone who has lost the last 15-30 lbs- could you share your success story? Also how long did it take you to lose the weight? I need to lose 15 lbs in 9 weeks. Any motivational stories are much appreciated! Thanks!... Read more
I usually hit 30-40 minutes 5 days/week, after work, since I use the gym at my office. You don't have to work out for a long time to get results; 20 minutes of HIIT can get you better cardio than an hour of steady-state jogging.... Read more
During a 30 minute cardio workout, when reaching the minute prior to 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30, I do a one minute full out sprint. This makes the time pass so much faster and expends significantly more calories.Added bonus: I have to cool down after... Read more
I have my personal trainer giving me a home exercise program that involves both upper and lower body. i get a thorough workout in 60 minutes. I have a 30 minutes kettlebell routine. I have a golf preparation workout with fitness ball, golf club an... Read more
Vacations are great. They're a chance to visit new places, spend time with loved ones, and take a break from the daily grind. While I would never consider the dailySpark "the daily grind," (I truly LOVE my job!) it is nice to get away from real life... Read more
Summer is a great time of year to get outside for some fresh air and physical activity. Unlike the dark mornings and evenings of winter, summer provides plenty of daylight hours for a walk, run or swim in the pool. But as the temperature... Read more
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