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
I'm back with spark for at least the 3rd time. I've tried some gimmicky diet plans but I can't afford them, so spark it is. I walked yesterday for the first time in years. I went around a high school track once. Today I can hardly move. What do I do?... Read more
so I gave up in 2013, but kinda maintained, at least I thought I was, reality hit, I now weigh more than I ever have even when I was prego! Now that I am 52 it is past time for me to do something and get off my butt. I guess I got comfortable, and st... Read more
After my man came back fr a 1 month out of town job he's been back a week and I've gained like 7lbs! Pregnant so not trying to diet or anything but Geez! Haha we ate out 2 times already and have been cooking big meals. Must stop preggo or not! Lol... Read more
I kept mine in the back of my closet for a long time. I actually forgot they existed until recently. It is nice to be able to wear some of them again but I can see how it may be difficult to have them around.... 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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