A recent study conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) investigated the link between physical activity in children and academic performance in school. Initially, researchers predicted that kids who took physical education (PE) dur... Read more
So there I was, cruising along on the exercise bike (as I often am) and thinking (as I often do). I was thinking about the positive, sometimes amazing changes I’ve made in my life thanks to fitness.
I was just about to congratulate myself... Read more
According to Webster's Dictionary, the word “old” is defined as “having been in use for a long time,” “worn, dilapidated, ancient, or decayed by time.” After an experience as a volunteer at the 1995 St. Louis S... Read more
For some of us out there, if we could just convince ourselves that there is enough time in the day to exercise, we could be on track to a great fitness program. For others, we get started but quickly lose momentum and give up. To help get started... Read more
Everything you do burns calories—breathing, sleeping, standing, and all of the active pursuits you enjoy. But what does it take to burn just 100 calories? You may be surprised by how little—or how much—activity you have to do to ach... Read more
Yoga and pilates question. I do my workouts at home, and spend all my money on bills and kids. So any suggestions on what I can use as a toga or pilates mat? I want to give new exercises a try, but lack equipment.... Read more
So here we are...three days from the Halloween Celebrations (for those of us that "Do" that!)
What's your plan to keep the Candy Monsters away or limit their effect this year?!!
We have a neighborhood full of kids who will be making the round... Read more
I just joined SPARK. wanted to get some good ideas for vegetarian meals.
It shouldn't be that difficult, still I seem to come to my week with hardly any plans and fall short of my desired health plan.
Any thoughts of how to look at the week a... Read more
just wondering how many of you meal plan on a regular basis. I never really used to until about a year ago, I mean I had an idea of what we would be eating but now I do plan, almost religiously.
Every Saturday I sit down and co... Read more
Last weekend, my family decided to go to a baseball game. The game started at 1:00, and when I asked my husband what he wanted to do about lunch, he asked "Can't we just eat there?" Ugh. The idea of my daughter eating nachos or a hot dog for lunch... Read more
Stephen Mariani (SJM1027) today weighs 184 pounds, down from a high of 475 pounds. Find out how he did it--and how this baseball fan's dream came true after shedding the weight. Read his story on the Huffington Post.Way to go, Stephen! &nbs... Read more
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