Running or walking a 5K (3.1-mile) race is a fun and realistic goal for exercisers of all fitness levels. If you're ready to train for your first 5K, but not sure where to start, don't worry! SparkPeople's certified trainers have created... Read more
As workplace wellness programs are becoming more widespread throughout the country, the buzz is catching on. The bottom line of such programs is this: healthy employees tend to be happier and more productive employees. These programs range from s... Read more
Ready to walk or run a 10K but not sure where to begin? We've designed two training programs to help you get started. The first program is for individuals who want to complete a 10K by both walking and jogging the event. The second program is for... Read more
What is the Physical Activity-Nutrition Rebate program?One of IBM’s Healthy Living Rebate programs for 2007, the $150 Physical Activity-Nutrition Rebate rewards eligible employees for completing either an online physical activity program or a n... Read more
SparkPeople was created in 2001 as a comprehensive healthy lifestyle solution, designed to help people get motivated to set, track and reach a variety of health, nutrition and fitness goals. While anyone can use our site as much or as little as they&... Read more
My name is Kara, and weight has been a struggle all of my life. I used to think I was big at 190, but now that I'm 220 I feel huge. I am athletic, but I have a love for food that defies all diets (so far). So now, I am really trying to change my life... Read more
I just finished reading this article and have an issue w/ what is considered an ideal weight using the height/ weight chart. I am 5 ft 2 in and according to that I "should" weight 110. Back when my hubby and I first met I weighed 125 and had several... Read more
Ever since I lost 80 pounds, I noticed that my weight loss has really slowed down! My weight stays steady for about 3 weeks and then I lose 4-6 pounds. I am following my plan, I exercise for 130+ minutes a week and I stay hydrated. I just don't under... Read more
I am 100% not saying I want to change him, but with a recent move across seas he's gained about 35 extra pounds and we cannot locate a gym that is worthwhile. He is awesome and will eat whatever I make, even green smoothies, so we do have a clean di... Read more
Don't just do the exercises he/she has in mind. Learn from the experts - ask questions: why is this a good exercise, what part of the body gets the most benefit, and why can't I increase/decrease the weight on this? I've learned a lot by asking. G... Read more
One of the most concerning physical changes that occurs in postmenopausal women is an accelerated loss in bone mineral density within the first several years after menopause. The rate of postmenopausal bone loss can vary for each woman, a... Read more
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