Exercise is essential to keeping your body healthy. But you don’t want to leave a trail of empty plastic water bottles, torn polyester running shorts, and dead batteries in your wake. Help improve the health of the earth while you’re impr... Read more
Does this sound familiar? "My joints are achy, I feel stiff all the time, and it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning." If there were ever a good excuse not to exercise – if there were ever a defensible time to throw in the t... Read more
Welcome to SparkPeople, America's most active weight-loss and healthy living website! This article will introduce you to all of the SparkPeople features that can help adults manage type 1 diabetes, including our Spark*D Diabetes Management Progra... Read more
Welcome to SparkPeople, America's most active weight-loss and healthy living website! This article will introduce you to all of the SparkPeople features that can help adults take control of pre-diabetes. Studies have shown that by making healthy... Read more
Welcome to SparkPeople, America's most active weight-loss and healthy living website! This article will introduce you to all of the SparkPeople features that can help adults manage type 2 diabetes, including our Spark*D Diabetes Management Progra... Read more
Don't do anything crazy to your diet/exercise routine after the dress is ordered. A friend of mine gained 50 lbs after ordering hers, and had to live with it because there was no time for alterations. Same goes for losing a bunch of weight.... Read more
Lifting heavy weights will not bulk you up. Fat doesn't "turn into" muscle. They are burned and built by different processes. The best way to track progress is to get a dressmaker's tape and take measurements of your body at different places monthly.... Read more
I am a stay at home mom of a 7 year old boy and 8 year old girl. For years I have tried to lose weight through various programs and have been somewhat successful...but the weight always comes back.
Having two children that are involved in... Read more
I'm a stay-at-home mom to a 8 month old "mischief machine" named Hunter. I'm trying to lose the last 20lbs of baby weight. Most of the people in my family are overweight, except for my boyfriend, so they think I look fine at 160lbs. Any time I mentio... Read more
ALWAYS SAY YES to offers for "A free week" or "A free trial period" or "A free day pass" at a fitness center, gym or club!! Those offers are a fantastic chance to shake up your workout, freshen up your exercise routine and try different pieces of ca... Read more
Although I’ve been a fitness coach for years, I will admit that I don’t always practice what I preach. I don’t stretch quite as much as I should, and as a result, I’ve sustained frustrating injuries that could easily hav... Read more
We have some great news! The paperback edition of Chris "SparkGuy" Downie's New York Times best-selling book, The Spark: The 28-Day Breakthrough Plan for Losing Weight, Getting Fit, and Transforming Your Life is now available. (Can I get a WooHoo!?)... Read more
I see a lot of use of fat-free and sugar-free products here. That isn't surprising. They do cut calories. But at what cost? Every time I read the label of one of these products, I find added ingredients that are far worse than my "muffin top" cou... Read more
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