It's an excuse many of us have heard or even said ourselves: I want to get fit, but I can't afford a gym membership. While a health club can be a fantastic place to work out, it's not the only way to get fit. In fact, you can enjoy a vari... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
Every movement we make—from walking to driving—involves our muscles. Muscles are unique. They have the ability to relax, contract, and... Read more
There's little I love more than a good run or high-energy kickboxing class where you leave completely covered and dripping with sweat. There's something about being drenched that signals—to me—that I've had a really good worko... Read more
If you’ve ever tried to break a bad habit, health-related or otherwise, you know how difficult it can be. Every morning, you awake to a daunting, gut-wrenching choice: to commit to change or to fall short of your goals. Those of you who have ta... Read more
It’s easy to ignore your skin when it’s doing its job right. For most people, basic washing and a little sunscreen is all they need. But when you have a problem with your skin, it can be all-consuming. Acne can break your self-confidence,... Read more
Just wanted to let you all know that, after a long time away, I'm back, and the Menu Planners Spark Team is up and running once again. Just posted Step #1 in "How to find the right meal planning service for you."
Come on over and c... Read more
I am getting back on SP since regaining all my weight back. 2 injuries this year kept me from my normal workouts and I ate my way back to unhealthy. I've never been on a message board before, but I'm hoping to find the support that I miss from Weig... Read more
Im a 29 yr old CA girl...and back on spark after gaining back lbs and am now 172 goal of 130..starting to get food on track, next hurdle back to exercising. Always love accountability partners and just sparkfriends in general!... Read more
Hi, I started in 2011 and got sidetracked. Weighed in back then at 278. I am now down to 243. I have lost the 35 pounds in the last 3 months. I really need motivation and support as I continue on this life long journey. I am watching my carb int... Read more
Needing a little motivation today. I hurt my back the other day so haven't been exercising. Hoping to get back to it tomorrow, but feeling kinda down and crabby today, and that's when I want to eat all kinds of junk.... Read more
If you have a bad day make sure you still track everything you eat. Either on the nutrition tracker or just in a notebook. Seeing all those calories in black and white can mean that having a bad day might end up driving you to have an excellent week... Read more
(Disclaimer: As I write this, it's 4:55 p.m. and I need a blog post for tomorrow. While I guarantee this post will entertain and delight you, don't expect anything too deep.)
When you think of aerobics, what comes to mind? Tights, thong leotards... Read more
I've been teaching yoga for a little more than three years now, and I've been practicing almost twice as long. The most difficult part of the practice for me has been not the physical poses--though there still are many that challenge me, part... Read more
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